I am running in the 2019 Boston Marathon. This is my eighth marathon (third Boston). It is the first time I am running for charity and I am hoping to raise $10,000! I am raising money for an excellent cause as part of the “Michael’s Miracle Marathon Team”. All proceeds will be going to Michael Lisnow Respite Center and the suggested donation is $2, $3 or $4 per mile per attendee (see table below). The mission of The Michael Lisnow Respite Center is to create a home away from home for children and adults with disabilities, a place that offers parents time off from the emotional and physical care needed by their children. I will be running for all those helped by the Center but with special motivation for the daughter of some friends, Sofia Izzi. Sofia and her family have been the recipients of the love and care at the Michael Lisnow Respite Center over the past 2 years. To learn more about the Center and Michael’s story visit their website HopkintonRespite.com.