BENEFITING: BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
Thank you for visiting! As many of you already know I am currently deep into training for my longest race yet: The 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon taking place on October 13, 2013! It's a greuling challenge, but I figure hey! If my twin sister can run THREE marathons than I can surely run one!
As is often the case with these things, I wanted to tie my physical commitment to a financial one. On April 15th, 2013, two bombs exploded on Boylston St. near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three innocent spectators and injuring hundreds more. My family witnessed first hand the horror created by these events and the ways that lives were changed in just 12 seconds.
One ray of light that has emerged in the aftermath of these attacks has been the establishment of The One Fund Boston by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino. The charity has been established to financially assist the individuals most affected by the tragic events. I can't think of a better cause to raise money for than The One Fund. You can find out more about the cause by visiting http://onefundboston.org/.
Thank you in advance for helping me reach my goal! And I look forward to speaking with many of you over the next few months.