On April 21, 2014, our good friend Lisa Jackson will be running in the Boston Marathon as part of Team MR8. Team MR8, a select group of runners, will honor the memory of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
Team MR8 is raising funds in support of the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Martin’s parents following his death. The purpose of the foundation is to promote peace through investments in education, athletics and community. The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation is in the process of seeking a 501 (c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service.
Lisa was selected to run for the Foundation from among a group of more than 250 applicants. Her goal is to raise $9,500 for the foundation, and at this time, she’s about halfway there. We congratulate Lisa and would like to invite all of our friends to consider making a donation (no matter how big or small) to help Lisa achieve her goal and to support Martin’s dream of making the world a better, more peaceful place.
If you would like to support Lisa’s run, please visit Lisa Jackson’s FirstGiving page for more information about this special event, and the opportunity to make a donation to the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation in advance of this year’s Boston Marathon.