Kristin Emond via Crowdrise
April 19, 2015
BENEFITING: ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION
ORGANIZER: ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am proud to say that I am part of the Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Boston Marathon Team!! I was chosen to be 1 of the 20 people on this team out of a pool of almost 200 skilled runners. I can’t tell you what that means to me! This is a dream come true that most will never be able to accomplish. I am truly honored.
I am running this race for a family that I have grown very close to who have been afflicted with this disease a number of times in their family. With my knowledge of this disease and its effects, I am hoping that the money I raise will help with research and eventually a cure. Every 67 seconds, someone new is diagnosed with this dreadful disease. Every 67 seconds. Amazing.
This is my second time raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. As some of you know, I did the Nantucket Triathlon this summer and was able to raise almost $6,000.00 for the Association! I had originally set my goal for Boston at $10,000.00 but have come to realize that I can beat this goal. So I am raising it to $16,000.00!! With your help, I know I can meet and exceed this goal. I don’t expect you to give me your paycheck, but anything you can do will help me exceed my goal! Please share this letter and link to my site with your friends, family, and co-workers. Please ask your employers if they would like to contribute and if they do a matching program. I've found that some companies actually match employee donations!
Your support along the race route in April would be amazingly helpful and appreciated! I can't wait to do this!!!!