EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
In 2015, Brian conquered the Alaska Equinox Marathon, one of the world’s toughest marathons, so Boston should be a piece of cake, right?
Brian always had a deep love for running and even after being diagnosed with Ushers Syndrome type 2, he’s never fully stopped hitting the pavement. This past fall, he had the pleasure of becoming a member of the Boston Renegades Beep Baseball team. Brian is a huge Boston sports fan and am thrilled that I get to be a part of such a great group of athletes. Stride after stride, running helped build his confidence and now he’s preparing to head off to graduate school to study Public Policy.
Life is much too short to stop doing the things we love. Brian’s guide and uncle, Mike Switzer and I will be navigating the Boston Marathon course together for the second time alongside our fellow Team With A Vision members.
For the last 24 years members of Team With A Vision have toed the starting line on Marathon Monday and shown the world that with the right support anything is possible.
Our international team of blind and sighted runners race to support individuals throughout Massachusetts living with vision loss. Their efforts allow the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to deliver professional, peer and volunteer support to over 1,100 individuals each year, giving them the support they need to live with dignity and independence.
All funds raised support MABVI's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 14 low vision clinics, 34 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.
We are honored to be a part of the 2017 Boston Athletic Association Boston Marathon Official Charity Program!