It's official! Val Huntley and I have been selected to join the 2018 Boston Police Runners Club Marathon Team supporting their charity- Operation Progress. We feel honored and grateful to be part of this team and look forward to supporting the Boston Police Department and fundraising for a charity that speaks volumes to our hearts.
As many of you know, Val and I have run over 10 half marathon's together and the Los Angeles Marathon. Val has also run the New York and Boston Marathons for charity- because she is a total die hard super-star (and Lauren's role model).
We do not give up.... and when we saw the opportunity to run for Operation Progress- a charity that the Krieger Family holds close to their hearts- we knew this is something we had to do!
What is Operation Progress?
"OP" is an organization that empowers the City's most disadvantaged youth to become educated, capable, ethical and productive people who will, in turn lead, mentor and contribute to society at large. OP does this in 3 ways:
1. OP participants are mentored by on-duty police officers from BPD (and LAPD in L.A.). Too often these mentors are the only stable and positive adult relationships in some of the students lives
2. OP pays to put participants through private school, pays for tutoring and any other support they may need.
3. OP enrolls participants in a proprietary 5 pillar programs that gets them 'life ready'. It teaches how to build character, social competency, leadership skills, and emotional intelligence.
We are committed to fundraising $6,000 for this amazing charity and would love your support! They officially have a pay pal account which we have linked to this page. 100% of the proceeds goes to Operation Progress and Pay Pal Giving will send you a letter for tax-deductions.
The Boston Marathon is our country's most premiere running event, and after the bombings in 2013 it now symbolizes American resilience. Operation Progress teaches the same resilience to underprivileged kids. And by running this marathon, Val and I are teaching the same resilience to our kids.
We look forward to sharing and updating our story with you!
Thank you for your support!
Val & Lauren