BENEFITING: Martin Richard Foundation
ORGANIZER: Martin Richard Foundation
EVENT: MR8 NYC Marathon
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
I am grateful and excited to be running The NYC Marathon for the 2nd year in a row as part of Team MR8. I have never thought of myself as a distance runner but can happily say that I am a marathoner. I am inspired to keep running for not only myself but for amazing causes like The Martin Richard Foundation. The excellent work that the foundation does to carry Martin's message of "No more hurting people. Peace." is beyond inspiring. The Martin Richard Foundation's determination to help make the world a better place makes me believe in their charitable work and more importantly inspires me to fundraise for them.
When I come home each evening whether it be after a long run, a work day, or coaching a baseball game I want to know that I have did something to help inspire others. I am honored to be a part of Team MR8 and to run 26.2 through the streets of NYC wearing a tshirt in memory of Martin. Through the help and support of my family and friends my plan is to continue to be involved with The Martin Richard Foundation long after my run.
It is difficult to be a friend or a family member of a runner because we are crazy. Somehow you put up with our running stories whether it be the endless social media posts telling you about our runs, what our diet consists of, or talking about or next race, or our new compression socks. We know it can be too much at times but we have reasons. My reason is simple....I am running for a cause, The Martin Richard Foundation.