April 19, 2016
BENEFITING: The Ellie Fund
ORGANIZER: The Ellie Fund
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
I'm thrilled to be running the Boston Marathon for my third, and final, time to celebrate my 50th birthday and cap off a dream that began ten years ago. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and my second in 2011, and then planned to run only shorter races. In 2013 the race was forever changed by the marathon bombing tragedy. I wanted to run it one last time, cross the finish line and personally take back this race. Through the generosity of the B.A.A. I received an invitational number this year, giving me the opportunity to not only run but to fundraise for a charity of my choice.
I'm partnering with the Ellie Fund because I want to help make life a little easier for women with breast cancer or any cancer. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and was so lucky to have friends and family rally around her, driving her to appointments, making meals and making her laugh. Two of my friends, Carol and Annie, are currently being treated for acute cancer. I know they and their families are overwhelmed by the love and support they're receiving. Your gift to the Ellie Fund will not only provide important services but also hope and strength.
Thank you for being part of MY support team as I face the final few weeks of training. With your help, I'll run Boston Strong and #RunBold.
With love and gratitude,