I am so honored to be running the 2017 Boston Marathon for the Claddagh Fund this year. I strive to be a positive role model to my 3 young daughters, providing them with the example not only to live an active, healthy lifestyle, but also showing them how important it is to give back to the community. Running Boston has been a lifelong dream, and to be able to do it while raising money for such a charitable organization is truly amazing.
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.