I'm excited to announce I will be running the Boston Marathon with the Credit Unions Kids at Heart Team for Abby and Boston Children's Hospital. Abby was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease at the age of 13. Moyamoya is a rare condition in which the blood vessels (internal carotid arteries) that supply blood to the brain become narrowed. This limits the flow of blood to the brain, and and puts these children at risk for stroke.
I've run numerous 5k's and Half Marathons over the past 10+ years, but have never committed to a full marathon. Since joining the CU Kids at Heart Team, my first few runs have been totally different. I feel like I'm now running for a purpose. It feels great!
Please consider supporting me, Abby, and the research initiatives we support at Boston Children's Hospital!
To donate in honor of this runner, please call the CU Kids at Heart coordinator at 800.428.1144, Ext. 3320, or mail a check to: CU Kids at Heart, 35 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Burlington, MA 01803. Please make checks payable to "CU Kids at Heart" and add the name(s) of the runner(s) in the check’s subject line.