BENEFITING: The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation
ORGANIZER: The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I am excited to announce that I will be running the Boston Marathon in April 2017. This will be my first marathon and I am truly honored to be running in support of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. Glen Doherty was one of the four Americans killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that began on September 11, 2012. Glen fought hard throughout the night and saved many before succumbing to a mortar attack in the early hours of September 12th. Glen was a former Navy Seal and died serving with men he respected and protecting the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Glen is an American Hero.
This tragedy was also very personal for me as Glen and I grew up in the same hometown. Glen's sister, Kate and I graduated from high school together and our friends spent many days and nights at the Doherty family home on Glen Road (you read that right!). Although we were three years younger, for Glen, the more the merrier! Glen's love of life was contagious and you couldn't help but feel welcome and happy at the Doherty home.
Kate and I remain friends today and I am honored to run on behalf of Glen and in support of the foundation. The money raised for the GDMF is awarded through scholarships, subsidies and grants for both current and former Special Operations Professions and their families for education, vocational and non traditional training as well various outdoor camps and outdoor activities to support the family unit.
I truly appreciate your support and hope you consider donating to this special cause.
Kim Davis Faitella