Kim Davis Faitella
I am thrilled to announce I will be returning to run the Boston Marathon in 2018 in support of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. My first Patriot's Day run down Boylston Street was exhilirating! I was overwhelmed with pride and emotion crossing the finish line in honor of Glen Doherty, a true American hero. Glen was one of the four Americans killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that began on September 11, 2012. Glen fought hard throughout the night and saved many before succumbing to a mortar attack in the early hours of September 12, 2012. Glen was a former Navy Seal and died serving with men he respected and protecting the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
The tragedy was also very personal for me, as Glen's sister Katie and I grew up in the same hometown and remain friends today. I have fond memories of times spent at the Doherty home, which was always filled with fun and laughter. Glen's love of life was contagious and he could instantly light up a room!
Thanks to all of my very generous friends and my truly amazing and supportive family, we raised close to $15,000 last year and the team raised over $84,000 for veterans and their families. The money raised for the GDMF is awarded through scholarships, subsides and grants for both current and former Special Operations Professions and their families for education, vocational and non traditional training as well as various outdoor camps and outdoor activities to support the family unit.
I truly appreciate your support and hope you consider donating to this special cause. Let's make $15,000 this year!!!
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