Two years ago, I ran the Boston Marathon for the first time. I joined 261 Fearless, a wonderful team of women running to support other female runners. This time, I qualified to run on my own. But it seems strange to not use the platform of the oldest and most prestigeous marathon to support a worthy cause. So, this year, I chose to fundraise on my own, and to support a cause I believe deeply in - gun safety. Everytown for Gun Safety works to prevent gun violence and save lives by:
- Pressuring lawmakers to improve our gun laws
- Raising awareness about gun violence
- Educating the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership
- Mobilizing grassroots supporters
- Connecting and amplifying the voices of survivors of gun violence
Running 26.2 miles is grueling, but it pales in comparison to what victims and survivors of gun violence and their families have gone and will go through. Please support them by supporting my run.