BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
ORGANIZER: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
Thank you for taking the time to visit my 2016 Boston Marathon fundraising page!! As a Bostonian, Marathon Monday will always be my favorite day in the city; this will be my 6th time running Boston Marathon! I am honored and excited to be a part of The Boston Boys & Girls Club 2016 Marathon Team. My husband and I went to college in Boston and reside in Charlestown; we make it a priority to give back to our community. We hope to someday raise a family in the city, and youth development programs like those found within The Boston Boys & Girls Club's ensure that our city's youth find success. As a member of the 2016 Boston Marathon team, I embrace the opportunity to positively influence and empower the many youth within The Boston Boys & Girls Club.
The South Boston Club serves over 535 diverse youth ages 6-18 on a regular basis, with 220-250 attending daily. 29% of our kids are from families with less than $13,000 annual household income; 27% from the $13,000-27,000 range; and 16% from families above $43,000. Our members are exceptionally diverse, socioeconomically and culturally, and attend 75 different schools. Only 36% of our members live with both parents. Our daily focus is on developing positive self-identity and key skills.
A donation to our team will ensure the continued success of our youth development programs. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about The Boston Boys & Girls Club, and for supporting my 2016 Boston Marathon journey!