I am honored to have been selected by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to raise money for its Annual Fund as my charity to run the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. Thanks to you, I raised over 100% of my goal.
BIDMC depends on the Annual Fund to fulfill its mission of providing compassionate patient care. This fund raises unrestricted dollars that can be used immediately for a wide range of needs such as:
- Promising research projects, such as cancer genetics investigations, and
- Annual operating costs, such as funding for social worker positions.
It has been my dream to run all 26.2 miles of the world famous Boston Marathon. I and my wife, Sandy, are from the Boston area before moving to Florida. We were both born at Beth Israel. We maintain strong social bonds with our relatives and friends throughout Massachusetts and the New England area. I proudly wear my 'Boston Strong' shirt. As some of you know, I was on Boylston Street when the bombs went off on April 15, 2013; a day I will never forget.
I have run about 30 half marathons, 15 triathlons, and 10 mud runs, but completing the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015 was my greatest athletic accomplishment. I have logged many, many miles of running in preparation to be ready to finish the marathon. My friends in Florida, neighbors in Woodfield Hunt Club, and co-workers at the GrayRobinson law firm have seen me sweat, and watched me keep moving as I prepared - mile after mile - for the big day. I am humbed to say I actually finished the marathon at 5 hours, 46 minutes, and 11 seconds. I will soon post picture of me, with my cherished finisher's medal.
Through the end of May 2015, thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to this worthy cause by clicking the orange box to the right - "DONATE TO THIS FUNDRAISER".