I am proud to be chosen by John Hancock to participate in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15th. As you know, I give back to my community through sponsorship of many initiatives that support Kansas City’s local youth and youth athletic programs. This year, I am dedicating my participation in the Boston Marathon to the Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Department because I know first-hand how treatment for injuries to children and teens can be very different from treatment for adults. Student athletes need specialized care when they are injured. The team at the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy are uniquely trained to care for the needs of teen and adolescent athletes. Your generosity will help them continue to provide world-class treatment for our youth.