BENEFITING: MCCOURT FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: MCCOURT FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues,
On Monday, April 18, 2016, I will be running my eleventh Boston Marathon with a goal to raise $25,000 to help fund research in finding a cure for various Neurological diseases. I will be running on behalf of the McCourt Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) organization that is partnered with the Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and supports the research to find a cure for Alzheimer's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's.
This year is especially meaningful to me as I will be running in honor of my mother, Claire Sypek, who has battled Parkinson's disease for the past six years and in August of 2015 was diagnosed with early stage Dementia. Our Mom has always been a great inspiration to me and my three brothers, but more so than ever this past year, as I have watched her struggle with her mobility and thought processes. My Mom has always been a vibrant and outgoing person and each day has become a struggle for her in her daily activities. In addition to my Mom, I continue to run for other family members and close friends who battle MS and Alzheimer's every day.
I write to you today seeking your financial support in helping me meet my ambitious goal of raising $25,000. I realize you are approached by many friends and family members for a variety of amazing charity and fundraising efforts and causes, so I appreciate any consideration towards my goal.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and thoughtfulness.