Thanks so much for visiting The Cradles to Crayons Team page!
Since I moved to New England in 1998, I've always wanted to "officially" run the Boston Marathon. Knowing the work I would need to put in not only for the training, but also, the fundraising, was daunting. After watching my good friend Conor finish multiple Boston Marathons as well as someone telling me I could never finish one, I decided to run the race in 2010 just to prove to myself I could accomplish the feat. While I didn't "officially" run, I did finish...in a cool 6 hours and 15 minutes, which had me finishing 30 seconds before Rudy from The Biggest Loser: Season 8. In 2011, I decided to give it a go again, but this time, I would seriously train and attempt to finish in a more respectable time, which I did, a shade over 5 hours.
Now that I've proven to myself I can actually train and complete a Marathon, I'm ready to run for an organization...an organization that means something to me. Having spoken with my good friends Mike Morris and Liz Farley I was lucky enough to hear about Cradles to Crayons and the important work they're doing to help provide children with the tools they need to be successful and thrive.
Having said all of this, I'm asking you to support my effort in running my first "official" Boston Marathon. I can't promise that I'll set any records or qualify for next year's marathon, what I can promise is that your donation will go towards a great cause and will improve the lives of thousands of children who are not as fortunate as we are.
I thank you in advance for your support!
Here's some more info on Cradles to Crayons:
Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative non-profit committed to providing every child in need with the essentials to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. C2C’s unique commitment to the “whole child” nurtures self-esteem and creativity by giving new or like-new clothing, books, school supplies, and other basic items to children throughout Massachusetts.
C2C is powered by thousands of volunteers who collect and donate goods, assemble “KidPacks,” and provide essential funding. Cradles to Crayons builds bridges between communities of plenty and communities of need. The packages prepared at the Cradles to Crayons warehouse, The Giving Factory, bring dignity and a better chance of success to children living in poverty while building a foundation for lasting change.
Learn more about Cradles to Crayons by watching our "Everyday Essentials" video.