Hi - my name is Jonathan Christiansen (JC) and I am excited to be running this year's Boston Marathon in memory of my childhood friend & neighbor Krystle Campbell, who was one of the three victims who passed in the tragic events of 2013.
She and I grew up in Medford, MA and attended school together. While I've played sports my entire life, I only recently entered the world of running. This will be my first full marathon and it feels so right to be in Boston.
I now live in Los Angeles with my wife Ali, and in November ran my first 1/2 marathon in Malibu (just days before the wild fires began).
It brings me great pride to have joined the Krystle Campbell Memorial Foundation & the team. She will be in my mind while I run, as well as my father Rob (also Boston born & raised) who passed away 2 years following.
I hope you will consider joining me in my fundraising journey by making a donation to the KCMF here on this page. Any contribution, large or small, is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! 💙💙
OH AND BY THE WAY! there are some sweet (optional) rewards for donating, too 😎
🏃$200 - homemade 'GO JC' t-shirt designed by Nice Up Creative (aka Ali)
🏃$500 - custom playlist from me (non-commercial use)
🏃$1,000 - I'll write your name on my body in big sharpie on race day
🏃any donation - your name on my recap graphic (thanks again!)
Background information about the KCMF:
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.