I am honored to be running the 2020 Boston Marathon on behalf of the MEB Foundation, and appreciate your support and genorosity for this noble cause.
Following the attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon, I signed up for the Boston Athletic Association 10k, personally committing to run the furthest distance thus far in my life. That fateful day in April, and the subsequent decision to run a 10k in support of the city I love, would change my life.
I discovered newfound happiness, energy, and balance in running. This led to a desire to take on new challenges and push myself to new limits. I signed up for my first triathlon that summer, changed jobs, and through a serendipitous series of events put in motion on that April day, I met the woman who would become my wife. She motivated, challenged, and supported me in endeavors that would not have been possible without her.
This support allowed me to pursue my passion in triathlon, eventually completing an IRONMAN, and continue my education, having recently graduated from the University of Michigan with my MBA. It is through these things; health, education, and fitness that I have found a balance that radiates through all facets of my life. Our family expanded by 1 in May when we welcomed our son, Jack into the world. We wish so much for him and will provide as much opportunity to him as we are able. We also recognize that not all children have these same opportunities or are not given the chance to find them.
In support of filling this void for others, I am proud to represent the MEB Foundation in the 2020 Boston Marathon. The MEB Foundation fulfills its mission as a collaborator and leader in the areas of youth health, education and fitness. The foundation supports programs and events that focuses on three key issues:
Health: Provide the tools and resources to lead healthy lifestyles. Empower youth and their families to “Maintain Excellent Balance”.
Education: Engage children in academics, in and out of school hours.
Fitness: Provide opportunities for children to play and learn positive life skills through involvement in sports.
I am grateful for your support and generosity in this endeavor! Please share this cause and donate what you can here.