Julie Rancourt's Page
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
It is such an honor to be running the 2012 Boston Marathon for the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Over the last 19 years as a season ticket holder, I have been able to witness the good work that the foundation does.
Since establishing the foundation, the Kraft family has donated millions of dollars to thousands of non-profit organizations throughout New England and has partnered with numerous community groups including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, the United Way, the Greater Boston Food Bank and a host of other New England Charities. Myra Kraft was especially passionate about the work of the foundation, often surprising school children by showing up to read to them, and volunteering on a daily basis before her death last year. Her example has certainly provided a little extra motivation to strive towards our goal.
Running this race is also a dream come true. The Boston Marathon is one of the most famous, difficult and respected races in the world. Growing up, other little girls idolized pop stars or movie stars. I idolized Bill Rogers. For those who are not running geeks, Rogers ran and won the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathons in the late 1970's ... running and winning each race four times between 1975 and 1980. He held the American record for the marathon and competed in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. "Boston Billy" was born in Hartford, CT and still operates Bill Rogers Running Center at Faneuil Hall in Boston. He is still the last US-born runner to win either the mens or womens open division of the New York City Marathon.
So I have a lot of work to do! (I should probably be running RIGHT NOW) It is a big commitment to train for a marathon as well as raise funds, but it's definitely worth it. Thank you so much for your consideration. You can donate any amount ... $26.20 for the distance run or pick your favorite player and donate their number ... $83.00 Welker, $87.00 Gronk, $39.00 Woody, or $120 Brady :-) I really appreciate all the support and couldn't do it without you!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!