On April 15, 2019, I will be running the 123rd Boston Marathon to support the Boston Public Library. I grew up in the Boston area and lived there in my graduate school years. My passion for running developed after I moved away, and I have since had the dream to return to Boston to run the marathon. I am thrilled to have the chance to fulfill that dream while supporting such an important pillar of the greater Boston community.
The Boston Public Library (BPL) was established in 1848, and is one of the oldest libraries in the United States. Today, there are 25 branches that serve nearly 4 million visitors per year. The BPL provides services for children, families, and peoples of all ages, welcoming everyone equally regardless of gender, race, age, socio-economic status, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation. And in today's digital age, libraries remain so important as information hubs for resources accessible to all. The funds raised in this campaign will go towards enhancing and enriching the BPL's after-school programs, which, true to the Library’s mission, are always “Free to All.” To learn more about the BPL and its services, visit the website at https://www.bpl.org/
I have committed to raising a $7500, and I would welcome your help. Every dollar counts, and all funds raised go directly to the Boston Public Library. I do not get any personal benefit from this fundraising other than the privilege of registering for the race.
Thank you for supporting me in my Boston Public Library Marathon Team campaign.
Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston wrote:
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-five branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning.