Nothing could have prepared me for how incredible it felt to run through my hometown wearing Celtic Green on Marathon Monday. Nothing could have prepared me for how intense it would feel to cross the finish line and realize my dream of completing the Boston Marathon. Both are feelings I won't ever forget; both are feelings I hope to share with others as I prepare to run for a second time.
Throughout my marathon journey so many people reached out with words of encouragement and congratulations. So many times I heard how inspired someone felt by my story and my commitment to my goal. It has been such an honor to hear. I hope to take even more people on this journey with me this year, inspiring more and showing that anyone can do this!
Being part of the Celtics Green Runs Deep team to support the Shamrock Foundation continues to inspire me. Through this fantastic opportunity, I have been able to raise money that helps fund the repairing and rebuilding of dilapidated gyms, mobile S.T.E.M. labs for students and various other programs, both educational and social, for underprivileged children. Through the early morning training sessions, the aches, the pains and the unpredictable New England weather, knowing that the money I am helping to raise for these programs truly makes every mile worth it!
I hope you'll consider donating and I hope to see you on Marathon Monday.
The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation The mission of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to extend the reach of the Boston Celtics championship legacy into our community through programs that directly benefit children in need. To do this, the Foundation applies a team mentality much like that of the 17-time world champion Celtics - and relies on key partnerships with New England-based non-profit organizations who provide vital services to youth and to whom we offer funding and resources to help increase our collective impact in the community. This year our partners are:
Berklee City Music
Network Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
Boston Children's Hospital Horizons for Homeless Children
Perkins School for the Blind Boch Center
Positive Coaching Alliance