BENEFITING: Summer Search
ORGANIZER: Summer Search
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am thrilled to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon on behalf of Summer Search Boston. Summer Search is a national youth development nonprofit organization. Summer Search works with low-income high school students in seven cities across the country to develop the skills and character traits they need to become college-educated leaders who give back to their families and communities. In Boston, 100% of the students graduate from high school, and over 85% have graduated, or are on track to graduate from college, compared with 11% of their low-income peers nationally. So, it works! I wholeheartedly believe in Summer Search's mission, and even more so, in its incontrovertible successes, each and every year, with each and every student.
As a Boston native, running this Marathon has always been a dream of mine, and I cannot think of an organization more deserving than Summer Search. When I'm not running, I work as an Assistant District Attorney for Essex County. I am a recent graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, and Boston University before that. Although I am running Boston this year for many reasons, I am running in part for my Dad, David B. Kaplan, who passed away in October of 2014. Running this race is something we always talked about doing, and one of his many (many!) mottos in life was to always take risks. So, no more excuses - Boston 2015, let's do this!