Heidi Mayer via Crowdrise
April 09, 2012
BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
Mileage Tracker: 78
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During the first week of January, I received an email from my long time friend, John Fernandez, CEO, to participate on the team for the Boston Marathon. Of course, I said yes, never one to turn down a challenge. I have become a runner in the last few weeks (at the age of 46, a new first for me!!) and am looking forward to finishing the marathon.
In addition, nearer and dearer to my heart, is the opportunity to support my friend's organization that helps so many people. I have been so blessed to have only had one scare in my life regarding my eyes and that was traumatic enough. I want to take the time to raise money for an organization that has such a far reach.
Mass Eye & Ear serves both children and adults and is one of the premier hospitals in the world focused on vision, hearing, and balance problems as well as neck and head cancer. They have a long tradition of being the leader in research to develop new drugs and surgical techniques and in training the top specialists around the country. This important research can only be done through the financial support and donations raised through events like the Boston Marathon.
Since 2006, Mass. Eye and Ear's marathon team, Team Eye and Ear, has raised over $1.4 million for research and patient care. In 2012, we aim to raise more than $350,000. Being a part of Team Eye and Ear allows all of you to take part in a larger cause. We have the opportunity TO CHANGE THE FUTURE.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page and hopefully ;-), donating to such a wonderful cause. Also, keep me in your prayers while I train over the next several months....it should be interesting!!
Love to all!