Running the Boston Marathon has always been a dream of mine, as I have grown up watching each of my siblings, parents and friends run by as a spectactor in the sea of Super Fans at Mile 21, always wishing that I was the one running down Heartbreak Hill. Fitness has always been a huge part of my life, as I have run 9 half marathons and work as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor on the side. Corey's family is very similar to mine, where we both come from big Irish Catholic families from the same hometown and have a long line of Boston College alumni. BC is where my four older siblings, brother and sister in law, mother and I have all gained our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The mission of the Jesuits inspired me to dedicate my career to serving those in need, as I am now a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in children born with congenital and acquired heart defects at Boston Children's Hospital. When I read aout the mission of the Corey C. Griffin Foundation, I could not imagine a better way to combine by passions for both running and children in need than by running the marathon for this great cause.
When you support the Corey C. Griffin Foundation Boston Marathon team, you will be funding the Foundation's programs in support of children. The CCGF helps children thrive, learn and achieve, regardless of economic or medical circumstance. We work to positively change the trajectory of children's lives to profoundly impact their lives and society as a whole.
Because every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.
The CCGF is focused on making strategic investments to improve the lives and opportunities for youth -- whether it be supporting the families of pediatric patients at Boston Children's Hospital, funding programs and providing scholarships to students at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy, or sending underprivileged youth to the Ron Burton Training Village...these initiatives touch the lives of "Corey's Kids" at crucial times in their lives.
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