BENEFITING: Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc.
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
Erica Ferrell wrote -
I'm running Boston Marathon 2016 this year for the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation. This will be my second Boston Marathon (and marathon for that matter)! I'm thrilled to be running again this year. My first marathon was 7 years ago in 2009 and I ran with the Children's Hospital Miles for Miracles team. Since, I have had two children (now 5 & 3) but have continued running (& often push them in the double jogging stroller) and have even placed in numerous 5/10K road races in my division. I love to run for many reasons: exercise, peace & because it brings people together. This past November, while out on a run, I had a sort of epiphany and just knew I would run Boston again this year. And determined to find a number, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to run for the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation. The Boston Marathon is near and dear to me as a past runner & my husband who has both run and volunteered. But the even greater part of the Boston Marathon is the wonderful capability it has to to raise awareness and funds for many charities (both large & small). The MYL Foundation's mission is to empower citizenship through student leaders. MYL motivates students and gives them the tools necessary to become strong leaders through the MassSTAR Citzenship Conference. The conference is run solely through the support of dedicated volunteers and is completely free to students due in large part to donations raised from fundraising efforts like these. Please consider supporting my marathon journey and giving to a wonderful organization that supports our youth and in turn our future. For more information on the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation, visit www.massyouthleadership.org. I can't wait to reach a personal goal of mine this year: run Boston Marathon 2016 and at the same time raise a lot of money and awareness for a great charity. 26.2 miles for me and the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation....doesn't get better! Thank you for your support - I could not reach these goals without each and everyone of you! Sincerely, Erica Ferrell