February 27, 2017
BENEFITING: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Did you know that 1 in 5 women have visited a Planned Parenthood at least once in their lifetime? This amazing organization helps millions every year by providing them with access to health care services, education and support from reproductive health services to promoting public policies for individuals and families.
I am thrilled to be running the Boston Marathon in April and supporting such an amazing cause. It's a bit of a nutty endeavor, bracing myself for cold and long runs, but I know I can do it. I ran my first race in August 2016 after having my second child (Lucy) in March, and knew this was something I wanted to do.
I'm running Boston for so many reasons: my two little girls in the hopes that they always have access to organizations like Planned Parenthood, for me (the year I turn 40!) and for my city that I've lovingly called home for 17 years.