I am overjoyed and honored to have the opportunity to run in the 2017 Boston Marathon supporting the Claddagh Fund Marathon Team. Running the Boston Marathon has been a lifelong dream of mine. This is a personal goal I set for myself to achieve before turning 40 years old, which makes this the year! As an avid runner I have run many races, the longest being 13.1 miles. I have never run a full marathon, I am excited to make Boston my first full marathon and just as proud to be running for the Claddagh Fund. I am a mother of 3 young children who watch me run, train and race. They have told me they know why I run, "to be strong". This is exactly the message I want to send. I hope over the next 4 months of training I make my family proud and show my kids that with a little hard work and determination any dream can be achieved. Please support my dream of running the Boston Marathon and donate to my Claddagh Fund Marathon Team page.
The Claddagh Fund was founded in 2009 by Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys. Ken, his bandmates and their families have supported charities throughout the history of the band. Understanding the power of their position to harness the passion and generosity of their fans, the Claddagh Fund was created to raise funds for and broaden our impact on worthy, underfunded non-profits that support the most vulnerable individuals in our communities.
Utilizing a grassroots approach to fundraising, The Claddagh Fund supports community-based non-profits, with a focus on children and veterans organizations and programs that support alcohol and drug rehabilitation in cities across the country and around the world.