This April, I will be competing in the Boston Marathon. It will be my second marathon. I have committed to raising money for the Martin Richard Foundation. Martin was one of the children killed in the bombings. He was 8. I would greatly appreciate any support from the running community. Here is a link to my fundraising page and I’ve listed more info about myself and the charity below. Thanks so much for anything and everything
I lived in Boston for almost 6 years, and it truly became a second home for me. One of my favorite days of the year was Marathon Monday. On Marathon Monday, or Patriot’s Day, the entire city shuts down and comes together for this event. The Red Sox start their game early, most people don’t have work, and none of the kids have school. Most every year I went to the Red Sox game and funneled out after to watch the amazing athletes finish one of the hardest marathons in the world. By chance, I didn’t take work off April 15, 2013. I was lucky. I was at my desk about a mile away, when the bombs went off. Martin Richard was not so lucky. Martin died from the wounds he sustained during the bombings. Martin was 8. Gone far too soon. Martin’s parents set up a charity in his honor (more on his charity below), and on 4/16/18 I will represent team MR8 in the Boston Marathon. I have committed to raising $7500 and have a CrowdRise to accomplish this goal. I can’t do this alone which is why I am reaching out today. Martin’s parents and I greatly appreciate any donations, advice, fundraising ideas, and/or positive thoughts while I go through this adventure over the next 5 months. If you have instagram, please follow me @surfbuff as I document my training. Again, thank you so much for anything and everything. More info to come.
MARTIN W RICHARD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC wrote:
Founded in 2014, the Martin Richard Foundation is a 501©(3) charitable foundation formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin, who was killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. In the days after his death, a photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read “No more hurting people. Peace” was shared over the Internet. To Martin, peace meant togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and kindness.
The Martin Richard Foundation provides opportunities for individuals and communities to live out the values of peace, justice and kindness.
By encouraging people to choose kindness, work for inclusion, and embrace diversity in local communities, we aim to influence a generation to live out these values through positive civic engagement We strive to: · Challenge youth and adults to take action and to foster greater togetherness, in their communities through service and activities that reflect our values. · Motivate and enable people to be thinkers, up-standers and peacemakers. · Choose kindness · Build bridges · Do more.
Thank you so much for your consideration.