BENEFITING: Best Buddies International, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Craig Welton
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Thank you so much for visiting our fundraising page, and for your support. I am running my second Boston Marathon as a push chair duo with my great friend Alosha O'Brien. Alosha has been involved with Best Buddies since he moved to the U.S. from Belarus. He initially came here for the summer as part of the Chernobyl Children's Project and ultimately made his home here after being adopted by the amazing O'Brien family of Milton.
Alosha (or Big AL) is an incredible person. He approaches each day with a smile on his face and has an infectious laughter that always lightens the mood, even when you are running up Heartbreak Hill! He is one of more than 6,000 participanats of Best Buddies Massachusetts, and the funds we are able to raise through the 2015 Boston Marathon will directly and entirely support our efforts to provided opportunities for social integration, leadership development and integrated employment to people like Alosha throughout the Commonwealth.
I'm honored to be running with Alosha, and look forward to seeing you somewhere along the route on Marathon Monday. Whether you donate, help spread the word about Best Buddies or cheer for us on April 20th - Thank You! We are running toward making Massachusetts a more inclusive place for people of all abilities, and your support is making this goal a reality!
All the Best,
Craig and Big AL
*Best Buddies is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Federal Identification Number: 52-1614576