A year ago, I decided to run the Boston Marathon in order to support the event and all those who had been impacted by the horrific bombings a year prior. It was just as inspiring as expected, with great positive energy which clearly sent the message that the great city of Boston had not been conquered by a heartless act of terror. Due to your generosity, I was also able to raise funds for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's initiatives supporting victims of events like the bombings and their caregivers. I've decided to run the Boston Marathon again this spring to continue my tradition of involvement with this great event and to raise funds for causes associated with BIDMC.
Specifically this year, I am supporting the Bowdoin Street Health Center's Healthy Champions Program. For those of you not familiar with Bowdoin Street or Healthy Champions, the program focuses on anti-obesity education, fitness, and community-building serving primarily low-income children ages 7 - 14 with MBI greater than 85% - 90% from the surrounding Bowdoin and Geneva neighborhood. Members of Healthy Champions learn about nutrition, healthy foods, food preparation, fitness, and healthy lifestyles. Perhaps most importantly, they serve as "ambassadors of health" to their families and peers in the community. Obesity is a nationwide medical epidemic and Healthy Champions brings a practical, hands-on approach to addressing the challenge in our local community.
I humbly ask for your support of this fundraising effort. All of you have been incredibly generous in supporting me in my past runs of the Boston Marathon but, given how important this cause is, I hope you'll consider a gift. You can do so by clicking the "Donate" button on this page.
Thank you for your friendship and support and thank you in advance for considering a gift to this Marathon cause. I'll see you out on the roads training!