Hello friends, family and everyone in between, I am so grateful you landed here!
I am stoked to be running for Community Rowing Inc. You may be wondering why I chose to run for a charity that supports rowing considering I've never rowed...I chose to run for CRI because they strive to get those who are most systemicly barred from access to sports and movement. They support people who have disabilities and also those who cannot afford rowing to have the opportunity to be apart of the sport.
Movement, in its many forms and expressions, has been integral to my life and well-being. Between soccer, yoga, dancing, running, spinning, swimming and frolicking around...this is what lights me up everyday! To celebrate the body, its capacity and ability to switch you out of your head is a joy that honors the fruits of this life:)
Alongside being so fortunate to have endless opportunities being apart of teams and studios, I have also felt the pains of this being taken away with injury and my most recent accident. I am choosing to run the marathon to be apart of something with a higher purpose way beyond 26.2 miles. To be united with other runners in this badass city I've called home, to celebrate the body and to honor and support those who are not able to move as they wish.
Come with me and let's show up together through donations!
I would love any support and am so grateful for you learning about the badass work the CRI does everyday!
Gratitude, peace and kindness to you lovely human!!
Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI) was founded in Boston in 1985 by a group of Olympic and National Team rowers who wanted to expand access and increase diversity within the sport of rowing. We are now the largest public access rowing organization in the world with more than 12,000 active participants from the Greater Boston area.
Our mission is “Rowing for All” and we make the sport accessible without regard to individual ability, background, experience, or income. We aim to change lives, from the eighth-grader living with food insecurity who finds new stability and connections at CRI, to adults rediscovering what it means to be on a team, to the student with disabilities who develops confidence and a lifelong love of rowing. CRI is the USRowing Para Training Center, the first national training center for rowers with disabilities in the United States, and we are committed to advancing Para Rowing at all levels. Our programs are transformative, inspiring teamwork and cooperation, self-advocacy and drive, and a deep appreciation for our city.
Community Rowing is thrilled to have athletes fundraising for the 2020 Boston Marathon in support of our Para Rowing programs, giving youth and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience the profound physical and mental benefits of rowing. Our marathon runners will be providing direct support to CRI’s innovation and advocacy for Para athletes and for the continuing development of our inclusion programs.