A slow runner's attempt to complete the Boston Marathon while raising money for Dana-Farber.
Monday, March 19, 2012
I raised $7k and all I got was #23166
$7,000 got me to this point. $7,000 going to fight a well needed fight. $7,000 from 38 amazingly awesome individuals and families. $1,615 of that $7,000 from matching gifts. Generous coworkers, childhood friends, people I have not seen in 5 years, random strangers, family, friends, teammates, friends of my parents all give without hesitation. $184.21 the average gift donated. Hard earned money from each person who so generously gave without asking questions or wondering if I was nuts. $7,000 of pure pride in knowing that I can do anything I set my mind to accomplish. $7,000 of tears from each donation I received. $267.18 per mile through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline and Boston. From here on out, this challenge is real.