Boston holds a special place in my heart. I went to graduate school at Boston College and still have numerous friends and family in the Boston area. Boston was the first city, outside of Tucson where I was born & raised, that I considered to be my "home".
The 2015 Boston Marathon has afforded me the opportunity to return to the city by participating in the 26.2 mile run on behalf of Newton 9/11 foundation.
The Newton 9/11 Foundation is of significance to me for two main primary reasons: First, among the Foundation's honored is an individual who's memory is held dearly by my Boston family: Amy Toyen. Second, I have spent all of my professional career in aviation, an industry that was profoundly impacted by the tragedy.
Please join me in supporting the Newton 9/11 fund
About the Newton 9/11 fund
The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity created to design, raise funds for, and install a memorial to the tragedies and heros of 9/11 in Newton.
Our goal is to create a 9/11 memorial for Newton. Not just to memorialize the eight people from Newton who died that day, but to commemorate the heroism of the police, the firefighters, and the everyday citizens who reached out to help each other. To remember with sadness the lives cut short and with admiration the bravery displayed by the first responders who selflessly ran into the Towers and the Pentagon to try to rescue others, and the passengers of Flight 93, who rose up together to stop one leg of the attack. It seems that in every generation there is a moment…where there is a “before” and an “after”. Where you can ask anyone, and they will remember what they were doing and where they were on that day, at that hour. 9/11 is ours. We hope you will join us in creating a memorial.
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