Those of you who know me, know that I love running. I have always had this far away dream of running the Boston Marathon but have never had the courage to make the commitment. This year, I was asked by a friend to participate and I could not give up this opportunity to run for a great cause! I have a 1 year old, a husband with an opposite schedule who also coaches basketball, a stressful job of my own and I work overtime one week out of the month, so why not add marathon training to the schedule? Crazy, I know. But the greatest accomplishment you can make is to set a goal and achieve it! So here goes nothing!
This April 2017 I am happy to announce that I will be running 26.2 miles to support the Dennis "DJ" Simmonds '08 Memorial Scholarship Fund. For those of you who don't know, DJ Simmonds was a proud member of Boston Police Department who selfishly risked his life in the line of duty. DJ ultimately passed away one year after injuries he sustained in the Watertown shootout following the Boston Marathon bombing.
Those in uniform walk out the door everyday knowing that it could be their last. I have the utmost respect for those who serve to protect and their families who live everyday with the fear of losing their love ones. I did not know DJ or his family, but I feel compelled to run for this cause having several of my own family members working in the police force. DJ's sister, Nicole Simmonds has created this fund to provide scholarships to students from Lasell College that will be graduating with a degree in criminal justice. Help DJ's family keep his name alive and give back to their community! Please support this cause and donate if you can! I'd also take any babysitters out there for those long, cold and grueling runs that I can't drag my little cherub along for :).
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