EVENT: Marine Corps Marathon 2015
Thank you for coming to my fundraising page. As most of you know, I have been a runner for a few years now and have completed numerous marathons to date. My husband is a Marine and the Marine Corps Marathon has always been on his bucket list. So this year we decided to put in for the lottery. My husband got in, must be his Marine qualifications, and I did not. So I decided to run it through a charity partner. When I started looking into them I decided that I wanted to find one that meant something to me, but also quite honestly had a fundraising goal that I think I can obtain. So why Mass Fallen Heroes you may ask? 1.) I live in MA, and have all my life. 2.) My family has been lucky to have had all of our military members come home from war safe. Not everyone has been so lucky and I am very grateful. 3.) My husband served in the Marine Corps with a member of the board, so I know it is a great charity.
I am very excited about running this year's Marine Corps Marathon. I hear the swag is awesome : ) But honestly, I have heard it is a very emotional, awesome experience and I can't wait to toe the line in October.
I hope that you can help support me in this adventure. No amount is too small.
For those that want to know more about Mass Fallen Heroes, this is a description of what they do. Massachusetts Fallen Heroes’ mission is to inaugurate a permanent memorial dedicated to the men and women of Massachusetts who have lost their lives while fighting the Global War on Terrorism since 2001, and to provide a multitude of advocacy services to Veterans and families of the fallen. More info can be found at https://www.massfallenheroes.org