I ran my first Boston marathon 13 years ago and after turning right onto Hereford and left onto Boylston I knew it wasn’t going to be the one and only time I would cross that finish line. In 2013 I returned and ran an amazing race with my training partner Sarah, only to have our run cut half a mile from the finish. 2014 was a year of closure for us and now, five years later, we're ready to get out and run our best Boston marathon!
As I have in years past, I’m running to raise money for the Brookline Center, an organization who makes an incredible impact in our community as well as beyond Brookline. I’ve been personally involved with the Brookline Center for over 8 years and currently serve on its board.
The Brookline Center, primarily due to the generosity of its supporters, has provided more than $2.5 million in free or reduced fee services over the last five years. They are also a center of innovation, focusing on developing best in class case management programs aimed at addressing the complex challenges, which individuals suffering from a mental illness face, as well as providing support for their family and friends. The launch of the Center’s innovative programs, such as BRYT and Healthy Lives, has been made possible by philanthropy as well.
Throughout my life, I’ve seen firsthand how challenging mental health issues can be for families and friends of those affected. Quality and affordable services can be incredibly difficult to find. In Brookline, regardless of one’s ability to pay, the Center is there to provide an incredibly important safety net. Please help me exceed my fundraising goal to ensure their incredibly important work can continue.
Thank you for your support!