From: Portsmouth, RI
What I do for a living: Thrid Grade Teacher
Why I choose to run Boston with Herren Project:
I have been a proud and active member of Team Herren Project and have been with the organization from the very beginning. I have been a messenger of hope by spreading awareness of the disease of addiction and what Herren Project represents. In 2017, I was recognized for my dedication and was chosen as a Herren Project Ambassador. Words can’t express how honored and humbled I am to represent Herren Project along side the caring and dedicated people who promote the power of recovery.
Addiction touches millions of families everyday and because of how strongly I feel about the mission of Herren Project I am taking on the challenge to run my third marathon for Herren Project and my very first Boston Marathon! This year commemorates the 125th Anniversary and the very first time being held in October. The Boston Marathon is the oldest, most prestigious marathon in the world and it is an amazing stage to bring awareness against substance use disorder. I will do everything in my power to represent the cause of Herren Project, and all of you who support me. I run for those who seek treatment and for those struggling to make that decision. I run for the hope of recovery.
What I do for fun (besides running and helping others!):
I love running, (no surprise there ☺) working out, biking to the beach and walks at Sachuest Point with my husband. I also enjoy going to the beach, cooking, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends.
What I’m most proud of:
I am proud and thankful that God has blessed me with a beautiful family. I have a loving, supportive husband Bob, two beautiful adult children, Evan and Jamie and a 14 year old, yellow lab named Sam.
I’m also proud and honored to be a Herren Project Ambassador. To be able to represent hope, recovery and the work of Herren Project is something I’m grateful to be a part of. I’ve never been ‘one’ to be part of a group or a team but being a part of this team means the world to me. It’s family. We come from different walks of life and unite as one, sharing a common bond to help make a positive difference in the lives of others and bringing awareness to the disease of addiction.
Being a service to others is such a gift!