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Fight Cancer At The 119th Boston Marathon

The Boston Standard Company is proud to support Rachel Wolfberg and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute marathon team in tomorrow’s 119th Boston Marathon. One person can run a marathon, but it takes an immeasurable number of people and a lot of financial support to hit cancer where it lives.

By supporting runners like Rachel and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team, we can all do our part to fight this disease, which will impact more than 1.6 million people in the US for the first time in 2015 alone. Each year, more than one-half million people in the US lose their battle with cancer, but research into the disease and strategies to fight it are producing exceptional results.

Breast cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer alone will account for more than 40% of new cancer diagnoses in 2015, so finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat this disease is critical. Your support of people like Rachel Wolfberg and the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge can help achieve this goal.

If you would like to support Rachel, please visit:
Rachel’s donation page to make your pledge. Any amount – big or small – can help us all in the fight against cancer!

You Can Participate In The Boston Marathon!

There’s still time to donate to Team MR8, a select group of runners, chosen to honor the memory of Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. On April 21, Team MR8 will run the Marathon to raise funds for the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by Martin Richard’s family, and dedicated to promoting peace through investments in education, athletics and community.

Lisa Jackson is a friend of the Richard family, and is one member of Team MR8. Boston Standard Company is proud to support Lisa, Team MR8 and the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation in their collective pursuit of this worthy cause. Lisa was chosen from among nearly 300 applicants to run for Team MR8 in this year’s Boston Marathon. Lisa eclipsed her initial goal of raising $9,500 for the Foundation. She adjusted her goal to $16,000 and is close to reaching that milestone.

We invite you to assist Lisa in her fundraising efforts. If you would like to help Lisa honor the memory of Martin Richard, and support the work of the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, please take a moment to make a donation of any amount.

Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating Supports Team MR8!

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.