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Mark Kiniry

Mark Kiniry
Centennial, CO United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 30, 2015
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I am looking forward to my 5th marathon and my 3rd Boston marathon. I began running freshman year at UConn after quickly putting on the freshman 15. Running was a convenient way to get in a work out but I soon started to enjoy exploring the back roads in Storrs.  Moving to new towns and traveling for my job, I quickly discovered favorite runs.  Participating in 10k runs was a good way to have a goal and meet up with friends.  I was never a competitive runner, really just a jogger. My first marathon was 1996 at the Marine Corp Marathon.  I met a young leukemia patient and I was inspired to join Team in Training to raise funds for Leukemia research.  I ran with the team the following year in Dublin, Ireland, a thrill for anyone with Irish roots.

I thought I would never do another marathon.  Then a cousin, as well as the child of a good friend, were diagnosed with Leukemia.  The same friend decided to run  and raise funds for Dana Farber in support of his son and he asked me to join him.  I ran Boston in 2009 and 21012.  Both races were a great experience but the best part was running through Boston College where my daughter was a freshman (2009) and senior (2012).

When a good friend asked me to join his Project Hope team I was hesitant, primarily because I was so out of shape! After researching Project Hope, I became very motivated to help as well as setting a goal to get back in shape. Representing my new home of The Mile High City, my goal is raise $5,280.  With spring around the corner, and the leaves about to come out, I hope I can get 100 friends to blossom on my tree.  

1 @ $500.   500
5 @ $250.   1250
15 @100.    1500
20 @50.       1000
25@25.         625
30@10.         300
21@5.           105

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