Ever since my first Run to Home Base in 2011, I have been checking each year to see if there would be a way to run a marathon for them. Well guess what?!! THIS IS THE YEAR!!! I am beyond honored to be running in the 2019 Boston Marathon for Home Base!!!
The Boston Marathon is a dream come true for me!! Not only do I get to run this infamous course, but I also get the inspiration of knowing that literally every step I take is helping our veterans and their familes.
From the first day that I found out that I was going to be running the Boston Marathon for Home Base, I made a commitment to myself that I would use this experience as best as I could to inspire others. I want my training to be a light to the path of those around me who need something positive in their life; to show them that despite the craziness of everyday life and the stresses of the world, you can purposely shift your focus to something good.
As our Team Captain, General Jack Hammond put it "We are running to save lives." Wow, what an honor to get to do this!!
The catch is that I need all of your help!! Please read more info on Home Base and consider making a tax-deductible donation towards my run and this truly worthy cause. My marathon journey so far has been such a blessing - I thank you and love you all from the bottom of my heart!! And our veterans thank you too!!
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with service. Since inception, Home Base has served more than 15,000 Veterans and family members with care and support, trained more than 55,000 clinicians, educators and community members nationally and remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments– ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century warrior and military family.