BENEFITING: Martin Richard Foundation
ORGANIZER: Martin Richard Foundation
EVENT: Team MR8 Boston 2017
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Hello! My name is Mark Burns and I thank you for visiting my fundraising page. It is an honor to be running the 2017 Boston Marathon, and my second year running as a member of Team MR8. The Martin Richard Foundation is dedicated to upholding Martin Richard's powerful mission of "No more hurting people... Peace." To commemorate Martin's message, this Foundation invests in forwarding academics, athletics, and community outreach in the Greater Boston Area in the hope of creating a better and safer world for us all.
I did not know Martin personally, but his philosophic message remains extremely important today. It is easy to take peace for granted, something we have all come to realize in the past 16 years. I have always had a deep passion for making a difference in my community, and I am excited to be spending the next few months partnering with this amazing foundation. Please know that every dollar donated goes toward advancing programs that foster peace and unity in the Boston area for people of all ages.
My time with Team MR8 and all of the charity teams participating in the 2017 Boston Marathon has reminded me of how many amazing and dedicated people there are striving to creating a better society for us all—through commitments to advancing healthcare initiatives, strengthening local communities, and promoting fitness, the charity teams are truly an amazing group of people with selfless goals.
I thank you very much for your unending support—and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Mark W. Burns