On Patriots’ Day in Boston over 20 Team LIVESTRONG runners took to the streets of Boston to run for something so much bigger than the mileage: the 28 million living with cancer around the world. Though the team was small in size their fundraising goals were audacious – collectively they have raised over $85,000 for our mission, those dollars going to help people affected by cancer.
The streets of Boston were hot. Hot. Even coming from Texas we were baking on the street a mere few hundred yards from the finish. If the spectator is hot then the runner is really cooking. The temperatures couldn’t hold back our runners, however, as they opted to hold back on their time goals and instead run with the stories of their loved ones affected by cancer in mind. We were so inspired to see runner after runner pass by in Victory Maize, doused in sweat but grinning through it all.
A giant thanks to our amazing partner Nike who put together a very special evening for this team. After taking in a Red Sox game on Saturday afternoon our team was treated to a dinner at Fenway, overlooking home plate, the LIVESTRONG logo glowing brightly from the scoreboard in the outfield. President and CEO Doug Ulman helped introduce pitcher, cancer survivor and Nike Team LIVESTRONG athlete Jon Lester who inspired our team and then took questions.
All in all another amazing weekend with our dedicated Team LIVESTRONG runners. With their dedication we’ve been able to raise over $550,000 at the B.A.A. Boston Marathon since 2008. Join us for a Team LIVESTRONG run, ride or tri this year. Visit www.teamlivestrong.org We look forward to coming back to Boston next year, until then, thanks, Beantown!