Friends and Family,
For as long as I can remember I have sat and watched the Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day. After four plus hours in front of the TV I would always be energized to go for a run.
Over the past 6 years I have run 5K-7 miles while raising funds for Run to Homebase, Beat NB and Dana-Farber. This August, as I turned 49 (family is convinced a mid-life crisis and my father keeps saying "don't hurt yourself") I decided it was time for me to run a bit longer of a distance and what better race than the Boston Marathon.
Being in the education field, I have had a number of students receive care at Boston Children's Hospital and have always been impressed with the home-school support they provide. So what better way for me to show my support of the care my students have received at Boston Children's Hospital than to run for the Miles for Miracles team!
• The hospital's patient care programs are unusually sensitive to what sick and injured children and their families really need.
• Researchers regularly make amazing discoveries that change children's lives.
• Boston Children's welcomes kids whose families can't afford health care--more than any other hospital in Massachusetts.
• Community programs makes a point of reaching out to help low-income and at-risk kids.
And the hospital doesn't just stop there. Boston Children's really understands the importance of training the next generation of top pediatricians and nurses, so they can continue to provide the best, most innovative care possible to kids.
I am privileged to announce that my Patient Partner is Saint Paul School grade 2 student Collin. As you know, last June Collin was diagnosed with leukemia. Thankfully, much progress has been made in the field of children’s leukemia in the past 30 years and the cure rate is in the neighborhood of 90%. Treatment will also require intensive chemotherapy for up to two years. He is quite the fighter … determined to be with his friends and missing very little school. He is an inspiration for all of classmates and the entire school community.
I have had ups and downs in my training and am back on track! A bit nervous for those longer runs on Saturday mornings with my fellow Miles for Miracles teammates but I am mentally preparing for that turn on Boylston Street.
To date I have raised $4,830 of my $12,500 commitment AND I have an anonymous donor that will match when I hit $10,000! Surpassing my commitment would be an added accomplishment… $20,000 for Boston’s Children’s Hospital…. wow!.
Support me, and support the hospital!
Please make a gift today.
Lisa M. Fasano