BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
Well it's that time of the year again. I am excited to say that I have been given an amazing opportunity to run the Boston Marathon for Gokids Boston for my third year in a row. Every year I come back it gets better and better. Helping the kids within Gokids gives me the motivation to be able to finish these races. Since 2007 I've ran 20 half marathons and 6 marathons so you can see how much love I have for these races and running them for a charity such as Gokids Boston makes it that much more enjoyable. Susan Hurley the charity leader of multiple different charities holds us to the highest standard because she knows that if we are pushed to do our best we can acheive whatever we put our minds to.
Alittle about the GoKids...
GoKids provides low income, multi-ethnic youth with engaging physical activity and nutrition education programs aimed at preventing and treating obesity and chronic disease in our safe and supportive environment (a 5,300 square foot fitness center.) Equally important, we provide a training center where College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and students produce significant research. The center exemplifies a health promotion-focused youth development program by translating current science into innovative programs and by collaborating with primary care providers, schools, and other community resources.
"GoKids is an organization empowering kids to grow up healthy. They provide kids with personalized instruction and support to become more physically active, to improve fitness, eat nutritiously, and gain self confidence."
Please consider donating to the UMASS Boston Foundation GoKids Boston, any little bit helps and you will be making a huge difference in many kids lives.