I am running the 2019 New Balance Falmouth Road Race for The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation.
I love running. The only thing that I love more than running is to run for a great cause. I met Scott Middlemiss and Team Big Heart at the 2016 Runners World Classic Weekend when I volunteered for the Celebrity Mile. I followed Scott and the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation on Facebook and was deeply inspired and touched by their work. When I met Linda and Brad Gilbreth at the starting line of the 2018 Bermuda Half Marathon in Bermuda proudly sporting their Team Big Heart shirts, I thought to myself that I would love to become a part of Team Big Heart raising money for the Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation and the passion with which Kate, Scott and anyone touched by the Middlemiss family help to fulfill the mission and goals of the Foundation is infectious. I am honored to raise money and represent The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation in Falmouth.
On September 23, 2013. Joseph Scott Middlemiss passed away at the age of six from Cardiomyopathy.
Joe was a special little boy that gave the world so much in such a short amount of time.
Josephs parents, Scott and Kate Middlemiss, have created this foundation to honor their beautiful son by continuing the kindness and love that Joey shined on everyone
The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation honors Joseph's message of "All You Need is Love" by spreading kindness, empowering children, funding cardiomyopathy research and supporting families dealing with pediatric cardiac conditions. The three main goals of the foundation are:
- To expand "The Joseph Middlemiss All You Need is Love Mission," fostering the spread and documentation of Random Acts of Kindness on local, national and international fronts.
- To educate children on the power of kindness by supporting the efforts of schools (creating and leading motivational assemblies, providing books and related resources, buddy benches and kindness libraries), and empowering students through scholarships for music and martial arts.
- To contribute to research for and spread awareness of childhood heart conditions while providing financial, social and emotional assistance to families impacted by these (pizza parties, brunches and patient and parent care bags on the 8th floor at Boston Children's Hospital).
Please support The Joseph Middlemiss Foundation as I run the Falmouth Road Race with heart.