My name is Hongmei Wang, and I just finished my first Marathon this past October, the Chicago Marathon.
While watching the most recent Boston Marathon, I had this dream that I could one day be more than just a spectator, and be able to run Boston Marathon. I can’t believe that my dream is coming true, as I will be taking part in the 2020 Boston Marathon!
The day of the 2013 Boston Marathon is a tragic one that we will never forget. I can still remember so clearly the moment when I heard about the bombing, when a hole was etched into my heart. However, I strongly believe that April 15, 2013 was also a day that made Boston stronger as a whole.
Lingzi Lu, a beautiful girl who was pursuing her dreams at Boston University perished that day. I am proud to be joining the Lingzi Foundation team, and I’ll be participating in the Boston Marathon in remembrance of her. Please help me support Lingzi Foundation.
The Lingzi Foundation is a non-profit organization honoring the example set by Lingzi Lu. She was able spread love and compassion while still fearlessly following her dreams. She made it her mission to provide educational opportunities for courageous and ambitious students like herself, as well as to support organizations that reflected her passions, and to recognize those making a positive impact when it comes to building bridges between cultures and communities.