Besides being home to the starting line of one of the world's oldest and best-known marathons (Boston!), Hopkinton, MA is also my home. The population is small -- not even enough to fill Fenway Park -- but the amount of love, charm, and support that stems from my hometown is immeasurable. Every year Hopkinton triples in size from its 16,000 residents to welcome more than 30,000 Boston Marathon participants. But while others may only think of Hopkinton on the third Monday in April, pride and essence pervades my home all year-round. With this, it is my greatest pleasure to give back to the community that has given so much to me.
I am beyond excited and extremely grateful for the opportunity to run the 125th Boston Marathon for the Friends of Hopkinton, supporting them in their goal to provide community activities that encourage town spirit, enthusiasm, and pride. In addition to planning town anniversary celebrations, the Friends of Hopkinton hosts annual town Family Day and Family Night events. They also bring together families, non-profits, clubs, and businesses by offering an array of free activities for everyone to enjoy including live entertainment, fun, games, food, and fireworks.
Being a part of a community can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It provides us with opportunities to connect with people, to reach for our goals, and better ourselves and others. Please consider donating to this wonderful organization and supporting me as I strive to complete a lifelong dream of running the Boston Marathon for, and from my hometown. Every contribution has a direct impact on strengthening and uniting families and the benevolent community in which they are a part of. All donations are immensely appreciated. Thank you so much!
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