Hi, and thanks for landing on my fundraising page for the 2020 Boston Marathon!
When I first moved to Boston 22 years ago, I was fascinated with the Boston Marathon from a distance. About 10 years ago, I started watching from the sidelines at Mile 23 in Brookline to cheer on elite runners, friends, and complete strangers and I always LOVE the energy of Marathon Monday. I started getting into running in 2012 thinking I’d never be a long-distance runner, but then set a goal to run my first marathon before turning 40. I achieved that milestone at the Paris Marathon in April of 2015 and remember being filled with emotion as I crossed the finish line for the first time. I am now ready for Boston to be marathon #4 on April 20, 2020!
I am excited to join Team Brookline's 2020 Boston Marathon team to raise money for the Brookline Teen Center (BTC), an after-school space for middle and high school students in the town I called home for 13 years. The BTC provides a safe space for teens to drop in after school and relax with friends, work out, get help with homework, and explore new interests. The BTC also offers programming focused on social justice, fitness and wellness, job search assistance, and music production. Your donatins will allow the BTC to keep the lights on, buy new equipment, and develop programs to keep their participants safe, strong, active, and informed.
Thank you in advance for your generous contributions to The Brookline Teen Center, Team Brookline, and – to quote a coworker – my own “self-inflicted pain” of marathon training! Learn more about our team at www.teambrookline.org.