BENEFITING: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES INC
ORGANIZER: HOME AWAY BOSTON INC
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Okay, friends - It's that time again!
I'm trading in my stiletto heels for a new pair of running shoes. In 140 days, I'll be running 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in support of a charity that is near and dear to my heart: Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor (formerly Home Away Boston).
I have been volunteering for RMH Boston Harbor (formerly Home Away Boston) for more than two years now and have seen first hand how important this program is for sick children and the families who care for them. The people that I have met through this program are truly inspiring. The strength, courage, and bond between these parents and children is unlike anything I have seen before. What an honor and privilege it is to be running for such an AMAZING organization again!
Last year, you helped me raise $18,753 which was used to provide a cozy, family-friendly, home-away-from-home for critically ill children who traveled to Boston in search of medical care. YOU made this possible. YOUR energy inspired me to keep running thorugh intense heat and painful blisters. YOUR donations provided 125 nights of cost-free housing to families in need. YOUR generosity enabled RMH Boston Harbor (formerly Home Away Boston) to help even more families by leasing a seventh apartment. This year, we can do better.
This year, my goal is to help RMH Boston Harbor (formerly Home Away Boston) provide 150 nights of cost-free housing to critically ill children while they receive medical care for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in Boston. I can't do this without your help. Join me: Join me as I train long hours and work tirelessly to raise money for this incredible program. Together, we can change the life of a family when they need it most.