My main reason for wanting to run the Boston Marathon for the McCourt Foundation is my sister, Jill Falconi Mahady. Two years ago, my sister went numb on the right side of her body. After 3 months of MRI’s, blood tests, and spinal taps, her doctor diagnosed her with MS. At first, Jill didn’t really know what this meant, and still doesn’t really know what it means. MS affects everyone differently, which makes it a tricky disease. Instead of being angry or depressed by this diagnosis, she decided to take it head on. She became healthier physically and mentally, and has been a big supporter in other McCourt Foundation events. We also have other family members and friends who have MS, and my ability to run is not something I take for granted. Alzheimer’s Disease is also something that affects so many people, and is a hard disease to watch a loved one suffer from. I love running, and to be able to do something I love while supporting a cause that is very important to me, my family, and my friends is an incredible opportunity. Please join me in supporting this cause!