On April 20, 2020, I will be running in the Boston Marathon as a proud member of TEAM BEST BUDDIES! This amazing opportunity combines my love of Boston, running, and helping people.
Best Buddies is a wonderful organization and I am honored to be a part of their team. Our nephew, Chris, is also a member of Best Buddies. He is an inspiration to me and to many. Chris has been a part of many Best Buddies programs including friendship, ambassadors, and jobs. Funds raised from the marathon support all of these programs.
Training for and running the Boston Marathon will not be easy but Chris has shown me that anything is possible - especially if you have a positive attitude. I truly appreciate all of your help and support for Best Buddies and for me.
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. Best Buddies also has a positive impact on nearly 51,640 individuals with and without disabilities in New York State.
Team Best Buddies: Boston 2020 will be #RacingForInclusion on April 20th and we can't wait to see you at the finish line!