My name is Ali Fitch-Molony. I’m a cognitive scientist, Boston transplant, and avid runner. I love running all distances, with experience from 5k up through 100 miles! This will be my fifth official marathon, my first Boston, and my first time running with the Krystle Campbell team.
I discovered my passion for running when I started graduate school at UMass Boston, Krystle’s alma mater, the same year as the 2013 tragedy. Since then, I have been cheering on the sidelines, with my sights set on one day toeing the line in Hopkinton. I can’t think of a better way to fulfill that goal than by running in Krystle’s memory.
26.2 In the City She Loved wrote:
Krystle Campbell was one of the three victims who lost their life during the April 15th, 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. Krystle was a close friend to many throughout the Boston area. Krystle’s family and friends enjoy celebrating her life by remembering her infectious energy and enthusiasm, her love of family and friends, and her kind-hearted nature that is displayed toward all.
In the wake of Krystle's loss, the Campbell's worked collaboratively with The Boston Foundation to establish a memorial fund in her name. Since 2013 the donations contributed to the Krystle Campbell Memorial Fund have been dispersed by her family in her honor to a variety of non-profit organizations and community betterment projects in the Greater Boston Area.
Most recently, the Campbell family along with the TBF donated $125,000 to the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsiblity (CCSR) at Medford Public Schools. CCSR is an extracurricular program where students complete a vareity of student lead community betterment projects that impact the Medford community and beyond.