Well I never thought I would run another Boston Marathon, but here I am 5 years after my last one and I've graciously been given another opportunity. Who would have thought I''d be prviileged to get another one. When I first ran Boston ,it was more of a selfish endeavor - one where I was in it to set a PR or break a certain time barrier. As most of you may know, as time passed I found it more rewarding to run for others. In 2006, I ran Boston in memory of my son Anthony. In 2007 I ran for a 5 year old boy named Ewan Kennedy who suffered from a heart defect and was being treated at Childrens Hospital at the time. (God Bless you Ewan:)) . These two marathons are the tow most memorable that I've ever run because of the reasons I ran in those years and I carry these memories with me everyday .
Running has always been a pivotal part of my life, a coping mechanism to deal with life experiences. Having the added motivation of training knowing that others are depending on me has provided me the added inspiration to get through those tough training runs - which come into play often training for the Boston Marathon , as all runners know, it's probably the toughest Marathon both in terms of preparation. We have to train through the harsh New England winters and deal with all the elements, while at the same time prepaing to run 26.2 miles and the event itself. Believe me getting up running 20 miles in adverse conditions is something all runners don't want too face ,but we do and we endure for ourselves and those we are runninning for .
This year I was given the opportunity to run as part of a team for Boston Medical Center to try and raise money to provide quality healthcarefor thsoe who otherwise might not be able to afford it. I realize in these hard economics times it's sometimes difficult to ask people for donations . My goal is to raise $5,000 and any contributions whether big or small would be greatly appreciated and go towards a good cause. I promise you that I will train hard and finish because "To Finish is to Win" . Thank you for your contribution and helping support Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center Corporation wrote -
Team BMC is running the Boston Marathon in support of Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 508-bed, academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. Boston Medical Center emphasizes community-based care, with its mission to provide consistently accessible health services to all. The largest safety net hospital in New England, Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care. With the largest 24-hour Level I trauma center in New England, our Emergency Department had 131,288 visits last year.
Team BMC helps raise awareness of Boston Medical Center's mission and supports the hospital's ability to offer the necessary services and programs to meet patients' needs. Some of the exceptional programs at Boston Medical Center include: The Kids Fund, Cancer Support Services Fund, the Preventive Food Pantry & Demonstration Kitchen, Nutrition and Fitness for Life and so many more.