This is my 8th marathon and the third time I am running in the Boston Marathon. This is also the third time that I am aligned with a charity having raised over $10,000 already for the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation and then Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
This is my first marathon in my 50s! Yikes. I am working with my favorite charity of all time; The Foundation to be Named Later. Its my favorite because of the model; raise money and then give it away to help families and young people in need! This group also sends kids to college who otherwise wouldn't be able to break the poverty cycle they find themselves in. I have had the opportunity to meet these kids and families and you wouldn't believe what they overcome; wake up every morning and be appreciative that you have never faced such horrible odds!
I would appreciate it if you would help me to help these inner city, often impoverished kids and families make a life that you and I take for granted. Please be generous.
I appreciate your support and I will keep you updated on the training progress. Believe me, running 26.2 miles at age 50 when training is during the winter in Boston is far from easy!
The Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL),
was launched in Spring of 2005 by Paul Epstein, a social worker in the Brookline Public School system, and his twin brother, former Red Sox Executive Vice President and General Manager and current Chicago Cubs President, Theo Epstein.
The mission of FTBNL is to raise funds and awareness for non-profit agencies, working on the front lines, serving disadvantaged youth in the Greater Boston area. We invest in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families.’