BENEFITING: GREG HILL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: GREG HILL FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
My very good friend from high school, Kevin White, was a Boston Marathon bombing survivor in 2013, along with his mother and father. Those events had a profound impact on Kevin as he trained and completed the 2014 and 2015 Boston Marathon raising money for the Greg Hill Foundation - vowing to give back to the organization that came to his family's aid in their time of need.
Kevin's passing in December of 2015 shook me to my core. I miss my friend very much but have kept him alive in my heart through a promise I made to him at his memorial service. I would run the 2017 Boston Marathon in his honor and continue to raise money for the organization that meant so much to him.
A crappy runner and a novice fundraiser, this commitment I embarked on a year ago has been full of ups and downs. It has taught me much about myself and my abilities, how to set and keep goals, and how to perservere in good times and in bad. Most of all it has made me think about time - the precious commodity of which we can never get more. It has made me more conscious and aware of how and with whom I spend my time. I am grateful to Kevin - for his friendship, for the memories and for reminding me of how I need to spend my time while I have it in this life.
Please help me honor and remember Kevin through supporting my run, but more importantly, supporting The Greg Hill Foundation:
GREG HILL FOUNDATION
The Greg Hill Foundation is Proud to have an amazing set of runners on this year's 2017 Boston Marathon Team. These dedicated individuals will be raising money to help support The Greg Hill Foundation's Mission. To celebrate 20 years on the air at WAAF in Boston, Greg Hill formed a foundation in June of 2010 that would respond to the immediate needs of families that had been touched by tragedy. Feeling a strong obligation to communities that had supported his radio show, he wanted to create a foundation that would be able to harness his incredibly generous media audience and that would be able to assist in a tragic time at a moments notice. Since its inception we have donated over $1,000,000 to local families in need. Help Us Help Others in their time of need!