In 2015, I ran the NYC Marathon in support of Boston Children's Hospital. I wanted to run in honor of a friend's child who ultimately passed away at the young age of 10. I was out of shape but figured that if I signed up, I would commit myself to finding a way to get in shape and in the process I would raise money for a great cause. It worked. Not only was I able to have a great first Marathon, I was also able to raise thousands of dollars in support of BCH.
Running the NYC Marathon was a transforming experience. There were 50,000+ runners out there who each had their own reason for running. It could have been a personal goal, running in remembrance of someone, or raising money for a cause.
Moving forward, I wanted to do more. The past two years (2016 & 2017), I've run the NYC Marathon with Achilles International, acting as a guide for visually impaired runners. It's been a phenomal experience. The particpants show so much heart, and are so inspiring. One might think that the guides are helping the participants but really the participants are helping the guides. It's truly an awe inspiring moment.
This spring, I'm running my first Boston Marathon. I'm excited to be running with the Green Runs Deep Team from the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. Being a life-long Boston Celtics fan, and someone who believes in helping children in need, this is a perfect match. I'll be one of 20 runners, supporting this initiative to help children in need and continuing the Celtics legacy into communities.
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