I will be running the 125th Boston Marathon this year on October 11th, 2021, in memory of my daughter, Molly. I am seeking donations on behalf of The Children’s Room Miles and Memories 2021 campaign.
If interested, here is Molly’s obituary:
Although the last year has been one big blur for our family, we have made the well-being of our granddaughter, Rylie, our main focus. Rylie is Molly’s beautiful little girl. At three and a half years old, Rylie could not understand the permanence of Molly’s passing, and as you can imagine, wants to see her Mommy again and again.
We were completely overwhelmed with how to cope with this huge loss ourselves – never mind how to explain it to a 3 year old. We found out about The Children’s Room which became our savior in helping Rylie and us cope with Molly’s passing. Rylie participates in therapy sessions with other children who have lost loved ones. We also participate in a family group activity, which has been a great way for us to be together while also remembering many funny, happy, sad and often crazy stories about Molly.
I plan to run the first 20 miles, one for each month Molly was clean. The next 6 for my family. And the last 0.2 is for me, for being crazy enough to do this!
Molly always said to us, I love you to the moon and back. Here’s hoping that the moon is not at my back when I cross the finish line!
In honor of “The Children’s Room”, I am asking for your support as I raise money for this charity that provides guidance and services for families and children as they work through the grieving process. My wife and I had the privilege of attending a virtual tour and we were so impressed with the dedication and direction this organization provides. In my search to support this charity, I was given the chance to complete a lifelong goal, the running of the holy grail of marathons, Boston.
Please sponsor me as I run Boston on October 11th. This is a dream come true for me and a privilege to support such a great charity as “The Children’s Room”.