EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
I am thrilled to be racing the 118th Boston Marathon as a member of Team With A Vision! I train with a visually impaired team member named Tina Ament and running with her where we live in DC has been so much fun! We catch up on work, racing marathons and triathlons. The miles go by so quickly as we chat. But more than that, her approach to training and racing (and her tenaciousness) inspires me.
Thanks to the John Hancock Nonprofit Program, the Team With A Vision has received bib numbers for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This will be the 21st year that our international team of blind, visually impaired, and sighted runners races in Boston to help individuals with visual impairments receive the professional, peer and volunteer support they need to live with dignity and independence. Funds raised support MABVI's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 3 low vision clinics, 33 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.