I am raising money for the victims and their families of the Boston bombing through the One Fund.
There are only 50 runners for the Boston Marathon officially raising money for the One Fund, and we need your support. Please give generously.
About the One Fund:
One Fund Boston was formed to assist victims and families affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 and in the days that followed. In the weeks after the Boston Marathon, through the incredible generosity of thousands of individuals, foundations and corporations, One Fund Boston has raised more than $60M for the victims and the families. In Late June, over $60M were distributed to more than 230 individuals who were injured.
The One Fund's mission to support those most impacted by the attacks is continuing as part of a collaborative effort to coordinate services to help the survivors and victims' families.
The recovery is just starting for many and it will be a long road. Their resilience has inspired our city and nation, and we ask that you continue to support and stand united with them. To date, One Fund Boston has raised $70.5M million. The One Fund is in the process of conducting a formal assessment to determine the long term needs of the victims, families and community and will announce its future plans once this assessment has been completed.
Boston Marathon 2013: My Story
Everyone in Boston last year or in some way connected to the Boston Marathon has their own unique story of the events that unfolded on Marathon Monday.
Here is my story.
The first time I visited Boston was to see my Dad run the Boston Marathon over seven years ago. Years later, I moved to Boston to attend the Boston University School of Law.
For my family the Boston Marathon has always represented the ultimate marathon. Last year, when my sister and Dad both qualified to run the Boston Marathon and I was accepted to raise funds for the Liver Foundation (an organization important to our family) , we were thrilled at the chance to run the Boston Marathon together.
By the time we ran the 2013 Boston Marathon, Dad, Becca (my sister) and I had run two other marathons together. We prepared the weekend before and nervously found our way to Athlete's Village before the race.
My sister and Dad, as qualified runners, started an hour before my group. Both finished the race and made their way to meet me at the finish line . My dad, who had been sick the week before, was feeling under the weather after running the 26.2 miles of the marathon, and they decided to go back to their hotel instead of meeting me at the finish as we had originally planned.
Later, I was extremely thankful for this momentary decision that took my Dad and sister way from where the first bomb exploded. I never finished the race but was stopped about 1/4 of the mile from the finish in a mass confusion because something that had occured at the finish line.
In the weeks that followed the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, Bostonians and individauls from all 50 states supported the victims of the bombing and helped each other out by donating to the One Fund-- it makes me proud to live in Boston and participate in the ultimate race -- the Boston Marathon.
I am grateful for the opportunity to raise money for the victims and their families of the Boston bombing.
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