I am very excited to be running the 2019 Boston Marathon as part of the YMCA team!
I have dreamed of running the Boston Marathon since I was a young girl. Growing up in Massachusetts and a Boston resident for the last 5 years, there's no where else I'd conquer 26.2. In recent years, I have cheered on and been inspired by all of the runners on Marathon Monday knowing it would be my turn soon.
What initially drove me to look into the YMCA was their children programs. Growing up, I attended Camp Nokombis and Family Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee. I am happy to ensure kids are able to continue to take advantage of these types of programs.
I also learned that the YMCA fundraiser supports adult wellness. Two programs that are close to my heart are their LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program which helps cancer survivors regain their health after treatments and a program for people with MS to optimize their physical function and delay the progression of symptoms. I've watched 2 of the most inspiring people fight these diseases and I believe these programs are so important, both physically and mentally, in conquering their diseases.
And thanks to your generous donation, all of these programs, and more, are available to individuals and families, regardless of their current economic circumstances. Thank you for helping us all grow stronger, together.