ALLY AND ROB'S RUN FOR COLIN'S JOY PROJECT
After a 5 and 6 year hiatus respectively, Rob and I are lacing them up again for a great cause. We will be runnning the 2019 Boston Marathon for Colin's Joy Project.
Our friends Kerri and Brendan's 2 year old son Colin McGrath was tragically killed on Wednesday, July 25th 2018. news article This accident rocked our community and deeply affected the many people who the "larger than life" Colin interacted with on a daily basis. His big sister Sloane, is a great friend and classmate of our son Bobby. We are so thankful she has made a full recovery from her injuries and was a standout soccer player on Ally's "4 and under" team this fall.
We will never forget at Bobby's 4th Birthday this June, Colin (who was supposed to be home napping yet we talked Tracey his nanny into letting him stay because he was having so much fun) following us around asking so many questions and alternately sharing his own knowledge about almost everything that came to his mind. At one point he needed to pull Rob away to explain to him the originations of the ant hills on the back patio. We had about twenty 4 year olds in our house that day but we both vividly remember our interactions with Colin. He was beyond special.
You could not help but smile when you looked at him- those smiling eyes, that cherubic face and those amazing curls. Many days we would walk back home with Colin and Tracey after dropping Bobby and Sloane at school and it would be non-stop entertainment and inquisition from Colin.
Since Colin's death, the McGrath family started Colin's Joy Project, which is focused on giving back and creating joy for children and families in Boston. They will use this fund to make grants for rebuilding local playgrounds and funding family-focused programming, particularly for families in need.
We greatly appreciate any contribution you can give in support of this amazing project. All donations are tax deductible and for those looking to make a larger donation and want to forego the fees on this site, checks can be made payable to The Boston Foundation and sent to us at 807 E Broadway, South Boston MA 02127.