Boston Marathon Run in Memory of Erin

This year I will be running the Boston Marathon and was fortunate enough to receive a number. However, with your help I would still like to make a contribution to a very worthy cause. I will be running in memory of my cousin Erin, with donations going to Niemann Pick Disease Foundation. Please visit for more information. 

Erin passed away in 2004 after her battle with this horrific disease. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure and the disease is always deadly. Erin was an inspiration.  With the symptoms of Niemann Pick effecting Erin's ability to walk, to talk and to eat, she never complained. She always had an infectious smile and gave bone crushing hugs.

 She will always remain an inspiration to me and my family.  She will certainly be with me as I cross the finish of the Boston Marathon. 

With your donation to Niemann Pick we will help raise awareness of this terrible disease and one day find a cure.  Your donation will be made in memory of Erin.  I am looking to raise $100 per mile I run on April 21st.  For a total of $2,620. 

Thanks for the support!

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Ryan Kelly 
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