BENEFITING: American Red Cross
ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Massachusetts Region
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
I am honored and excited to be running for Team Red Cross in the 2016 Boston Marathon! It has always been a goal of mine to participate in this event, and even more so when raising money for such an amazing organization.
I want to motivate others by showing with hard work and determination, you can absolutely accomplish anything you set your mind to. By making health and fitness a priority in my life, it has helped me find happiness. As a former collegiate athlete I always struggled with maintaining a positive self image and just overall confidence. Coming back from four knee surguries, my mentality was not the strongest. I had to find a way to develop strength from the inside out. Now, feeling confident and comfortable in my own skin, it is time to take on the next challenge in my life!
The American Red Cross helps many people on so many levels, especially when disaster strikes. It is amazing what can be accomplished when people work together to help others. Being able to represent this organization for such a meaningful event and knowing the money raised will help others is supporting a constant goal of mine; help make a positive impact on the world.
Having the support system of my friends, family, and girlfriend means the world to me. Their encouragement will help drive me through the early morning Boston winter training runs. I will be sure to enjoy every moment of this journey all the way through the finish line on April 18th!
Follow my journey on Instagram at @LynnG258 or my blog RecipeToBeFit.com
American Red Cross of Massachusetts wrote -
Team Red Cross is honored to be an official charity partner of the Boston Athletic Association for the 2016 Boston Marathon!
On April 18, 2016, more than 60 Team Red Cross members will run the historic 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in support of the American Red Cross mission.
With every mile run and every dollar raised, Team Red Cross runners help to save and transform the lives of people in their greatest time of need. Together, we are the American Red Cross. And together, we will finish the race Boston Strong!
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers, and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering here at home and around the world through five key service areas: disaster relief, service to the Armed Forces, lifesaving blood and blood products, health and safety training, and international services.
The American Red Cross of Massachusetts serves 351 cities and towns across the Commonwealth with a population of over 6.6 million people. Since 2012, Team Red Cross runners have raised more than $880,000 in support of Red Cross programs and services in Massachusetts and beyond.
Team Red Cross is proud to partner with Dan Fitzgerald and Heartbreak Hill Running Company to provide expert coaching and training for Team Red Cross runners.
To learn more about Team Red Cross, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!