I am so excited and honored to be running the 2020 Boston Marathon with the Dream Big! Marathon Team!
Sports and physical activity have been instrumental in my life. I grew up playing soccer, basketball, lacrosse and did karate. Playing sports kept me organized and focused and taught me team work and discipline which transferred into other aspects of my life. They gave me confidence that I can pursue my dreams no matter what they were. I studied hard and became a sports medicine physician to help others remain active and healthy.
Unfortunately, poverty can severely limit a young girl’s involvement in sports. Dream Big! is working to breakdown the financial barrier that currently prevents thousands of girls from participating. Dream Big! works to provide girls from low-income situations with the with the equipment, uniforms, sports attire, athletic footwear, program fees, training expenses, sports opportunities and the supplies they need to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.
Over the past nine years Dream Big! programs have had a direct impact on more than 42,000 girls and young women in need through equipment donations, program fee scholarships, sports clinics, college showcases and the Dream Big! Leadership Conferences for middle and high school female athletes in urban communities
As you support the 2020 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team in our quest to reach the Boston Marathon finish line and fundraising goals, please know that you are changing the lives of so many inspirational girls and young women.