Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
I am deeply honored to be running the 2014 Boston Marathon as a member of Team MR8, to help raise funds for The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation. By being a part of this team I hope I can do my part in keeping Martin's spirit alive.
Since the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon I've been trying to find a way to support the city of Boston, the victims, and their families. After learning about Martin, the Richard family and Team MR8 through friends at the Boston Red Sox, I realized this was it. At just eight years old, Martin understood the meaning of peace. To him it meant things like togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and the prevention of bullying. On April 21st, I will be honored to run in Martin's memory, dedicating my run to his foundation, whose mission is to invest in education, athletics and community.
You can learn more about Martin and the Richard family here.
Any amount you are able or willing to give is deeply appreciated. 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 if you know anyone else interested in supporting this cause, please feel free to pass this link along.
Barbara McHugh Marino