Last year was the first time I had been directly involved with the Boston Marathon. My good friend John decided to run on behalf of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and I had a front row seat. I watched him rigorously train, relentlessly fundraise and eventually cross the finish line. I will never forget watching him run down Boylston with thousands of others fighting to finish. It was a day I’ll never forget.
Fast forward to today, I have decided to run the world-famous Boston Marathon. My inspiration was the 80-year-old man I watched pass by me, the man without legs running on blades, the man that collapsed and cried in his wife's arms and finally my good friend John.
If you know me, you know I am not a runner! At age 42 with aches from years of dancing, I am NOT looking forward to the miles of outdoor running in the brutal New England weather! However, I am looking forward to raising money for the Shamrock Foundation, which to name a few supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Boston Children’s Hospital, Horizons for Homeless Children, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Positive Coaching Alliance. I can’t think of a better reason to run!
Please help by donating to my CrowdRise page! The required amount is $7000 BUT I KNOW with your help I can raise more! The kids need us more than ever.
Thank you ahead of time for your gernerosity!
Now it's time to grind! Cue the Rocky Soundtrack!
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