I'm back on the Marathon trail!
Ever since moving to Boston in 2018, one of the things high on my "to-do" list was to run the Boston Marathon. My friend and one of the faces of Best Buddies, Patrick Shaughnessy, had told me about Best Buddies and the fantastic work they do in the region. I didn't take much persuading to put my love of running (and sport in general) to good use and raise money for this superb cause. It's a real pleasure to have a place in the race this year for Best Buddies - April 20th can't come quickly enough!
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Currently, Best Buddies Massachusetts serves over 7,300 direct program participants, including 208 school-based chapters and 130 Jobs participants. Proceeds from the Boston Marathon are fundamental in supporting the growth of our state programs that provide one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development.
Team Best Buddies: Boston 2020 will be #RacingForInclusion on April 20th and we can't wait to see you at the finish line!