BENEFITING: FamilyAid Boston
ORGANIZER: FamilyAid Boston
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
October 2004, I came home and informed my husband (then boyfriend) that we were going to start walking every night. That lasted about a month before we turned it into a walk/run. Flash forward ten years and we just completed marathon #38, numerous 5K's, 10 K's, and half marathons. . My husband and I were lucky enough to qualify and run the Boston Marathon together in 2010. He proposed at mile 9- I said yes. That is one of many reasons that Boston holds a special place in my heart. I feel very privildged and blessed that not only can I participate in this year's marathon but I can do so while helping FamilyAid Boston.
I am a 3rd grade teacher and started a student running club 8 years ago. I strive to be a positive, active, healthy role model for my students. I'm excited to tell them about the FamilyAid Boston Organization and hopefully encourage my students to work to help others as well.
FamilyAid Boston wrote -
FamilyAid Boston works with families at all stages of the journey from homelessness to housing by providing homelessness prevention assistance, emergency shelter and permanent, affordable housing in conjunction with support services. Along the way, we work with families to identify and address the problems that led to their current crisis. Our goal is for the families who we serve to remain housed, stable, and able to provide for themselves long after they leave our care.
For the last three years, FamilyAid Boston has partnered with the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program to raise $107,280 to help homeless families.
Last year's marathon team raised a record $50,000 to help homeless families. This year, we hope to exceed $70,000 with your help!