BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS MILITARY HEROES FUND
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS MILITARY HEROES FUND
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Welcome to my fundraising page! I will be running the 2015 Boston Marathon in support of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. I chose this charity (and they chose me!) as a way to honor my dad's service in the Vietnam War.
In 2005 I began a quest to run a marathon in all 50 states plus DC. I've completed 49 out of the 51 and the 2015 Boston Marathon will be my 50th. While I'm not new to marathons or running, I am new to fundraising. I'm really looking forward to this new challenge and I can't wait to experience the joy of running for something bigger than myself.
About the Cause:
Our team is raising funds and awareness about the needs of Massachusetts military families who have lost loved ones fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund supports these families through:
- Several direct grant programs - including, Emergency Casualty Assistance (to help pay for funeral related costs not covered by the military) and Basic Needs (to keep a family financially stable during a time of crisis)
- Referrals, advocacy and case management services
- Community Building Events designed to remember and honor our fallen heroes. These are public and private events, including our annual Memorial Day flag garden on Boston Common and a 9/11 Service Project to Support Our Troops & Families
Help honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by supporting their families today. Read more about Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund at www.massmilitaryheroes.org.