I was so awe inspired by the runners I photographed last year for my Why I Run: A Boston Marathon 2014 Project that while I was looking forward to meeting new runners this year, I did not expect to be blown away by their stories... but so far, I have been! These ladies are amazing for so many reasons and here are a few:
Kate is an attorney and mom of 3 year old twins who runs for Cops for Kids with Cancer.Kate's Fundraising Page: https://www.crowdrise.com/KateRunsBoston2015/fundraiser/katesullivan1
Katie is running her very first marathon in memory of her cousin, Mike Kennedy, who was one of two firefighters who died in the line of duty last year in Boston.
Katie's Fundraising Page: https://www.crowdrise.com/LastCallFoundation/fundraiser/katiehoward2
Sharon is a first grade teacher training for her 17th marathon (12th Boston!). Sharon runs in memory of several close friends and raises money for Dana Farber.
Sharon's Fundraising Page: http://www.rundfmc.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1115928&supid=77493561
Adrienne has three children under the age of four, a full-time job, and multiple sclerosis yet she still finds time to train for her 11th marathon (8th Boston)!
Want to read more? Their full stories (and others) can be found at: http://www.luciewickerphotography.com/why-i-run-a-boston-marathon-2015-project
I'll be featuring more runners and their reasons for running this year's Boston Marathon soon! Stay tuned!