Along with the rest of the Boston community, the members of the Sons of Sam Horn, a Red Sox fan community, were affected by the tragic events last Patriots Day. SoSH members ran the race, or volunteered, or watched from the crowd. People we love were injured or lost. And during the days that followed, as we tried to process what happened and watched subsequent events unfold, we did something remarkable about it: we raised $16,000 for the One Fund, starting even before the One Fund was established, due to the efforts of some awesome and dedicated people. At the time, many members expressed a desire to do more in the future. One particular suggestion was to sponsor a team of SoSH runners in the 2014 Boston Marathon.
We now have that team.
Kate lives in Chesapeake, VA. She is running for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team, which raises funds to support the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. This is Kate's third time running for Dana-Farber and her second Boston Marathon.
Steve lives in Boston, MA. He is also running for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team. He has run several races for Dana-Farber, but this is his first time running Boston.
Clayton lives in Savannah, GA. He is running for the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, which supports programs that aid the youth and families of the New England region by assisting programs that foster cultural diversity, education, family and health. This will be his second marathon and his first time running Boston.
Sean lives in Boston, MA. He is running for the Massachusetts General Hospital Pedi Hematology and Oncology Team, which raises funds to support cancer care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital's youngest cancer patients. This will be Sean's first time running Boston and his first marathon ever.
All of us are honored and excited to take part in what will be a very special Boston Marathon.We are grateful for your support. All donations will be split evenly among our chosen charities. You can follow our team's efforts here.