Kevin Long via Crowdrise
November 26, 2012
Many who know me know that running is a big part of my life. I'm back at it: about to turn 30 and shooting to run my 5th marathon just shortly after that monumental birthday! This will be my 2nd Boston Marathon. I cannot wait for April 15, 2013! Here goes...
I am so honored to be running for the Samaritans Boston Marathon Team. What makes this event even more special to me is running in the honor of one of my best friends, Brandon, who took his life just this past September.
My life was changed forever in September when Brandon took his life. I don't think it will ever be possible to fully grasp what happened and why he left us so suddenly. I have countless stories and memories of Brandon through high school and into college. Whether it was goofing off as drum majors of our high school marching band or goofing off in the dorm room at IUP, I will always treasure the memories that I had with Brandon.
Please consider a donation to my marathon goal in Brandon's honor or in honor of someone else you knew that left us all too suddenly. With every dollar donated, Samaritans can continue to provide life-saving services, education, and prevention and awarenss throughout the metro-Boston area. Every little bit helps! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
And of course...please visit http://samaritanshope.org/ for more information on this great charity!