Archive for April 24th, 2013

Last week was emotionally exhausting (and physically exhausting for many, especially for those who started it by running – or trying to run – 26.2 miles). Friday’s intense manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, and the mandated lockdown throughout Boston and the surrounding communities, put us all on edge and paralyzed us at the same time. We all breathed a collective sigh of relief as the good guys finally won and captured the last of the bad guys (that we currently know of). And as it all came to a victorious end, as people clapped in the streets for all who do their best to keep us safe, I posted the following: “It just occurred to me why I am so bound and determined, so driven, loyal, passionate, proud and strong – because I’m from #Boston.”

You can’t help but be proud of the outpouring of support and kindness that has spread not only throughout the city or state, but literally throughout the world! I have heard from friends all over the globe about signs and runs and tributes to the people of Boston. It’s amazing, invigorating and inspiring. We all want to help those directly impacted. And luckily, the city and state joined together and created One Fund Boston to directly benefit the people most impacted by Monday’s horrific events.

One of the Genzyme Boston Marathon Team members asked me today if I thought it was too soon for a fundraiser, as he found a willing venue for this Friday night. Maybe, but maybe not – why not try? So this Friday night, April 26, Andrew and I are hosting a fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. at Towne Stove and Spirits at 900 Boylston St. Boston. They are just reopening, and we want to support them – and thank them for letting us have this in their upstairs bar for a few hours for this event. For a $10 donation, you will get admission and free appetizers (while they last), and a chance to buy raffle tickets for some fabulous prizes like:

  • Two tickets to see Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium on Friday, August 23, 2013
  • One night stay the the DoubleTree Boston
  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • And more!

I hope you can join us, even if just for a quick hello, hug and a drink, before you head out for the night. 100% of what we raise will go to One Fund Boston. We can make a difference. We can help. We are Boston Strong.

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