Thank you so much for visiting and donating to my charity. The Boston Marathon is an iconic race and recognized around the world as THE marathon to run. It's special and it's been around for nearly 124 years. It sparked the beginning of women running and women running marathons. It's the race of all races! To be a part of it is an incredible honor but I need your help!
My husband, Scott was diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2017. He endured 6 rounds of chemo and 35 rounds of radiation. Running helped me deal with the sadness, stress and pain of watching him go through treatment. Just a few months ago, he underwent complete jaw reconstruction surgery as a result of radiation damage. Once again, I find running helps me to be patient, calm and the rock that he needs me to be for him. He has been my inspiration these past few years as he has dealt with losing all his strength and muscle tone. Running Boston will be an incredible experience for both of us and with your help, I hope to be at the start line April 20, 2020.
As an outreach to a younger groups, the 26.2 Foundation has an ongoing collaboration with Girl Scouts to teach girls about history of marathon, value of inclusivity, hard work, nutrition, sportsmanship as well as developing friendships across the world from where the sport originated, Greece.
Currently - and this is what our fundraising will contribute to, the Foundation is working on establishing the International Marathon Center – a unique institution designed to recognize runners past and present, to focus on fitness and health, and to build community and engagement through rich cultural and educational programs. A place that will honor, celebrate and inspire.
Your donation will not only promote health and wellness in local communities, you will help me to fulfill a dream and goal to run the iconic Boston Marathon. Thank you so much for your friendship and support!