We did it!
We still need to do the running part, but thanks to a very generous group donation from the BNI Newton Connector group, we reached the goal of fully funding the 2020 and 2021 Newton Rotary Scholarships.
Now let’s get the 2022 scholarships off to a head start! You can support the cause by making a tax-deductible donation by one of these methods:
- Check to Newton Rotary Foundation, PO Box 600057, Newton, MA 02460
- Newton Rotary Paypal
- Newton Rotary Venmo ( Newton-Rotary)
- [the charity gofundme site became obsolete on 9/30]
No contribution is too small. Help me get to Boylston St. by contributing your motivations song picks to my marathon playlist.
In part 1 of this effort I completed my journey back to full health by running 26.2 miles on the Charles River as part of the 124 Boston Marathon virtual race and raised $7250 to cover the 2020 scholarships. Now my goal is to complete the “real life” race from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday October 11th, 2021 in the 125th Boston Marathon and cover the 2021 scholarships!
I officially “qualified” for the marathon on June 9th,2019 with a 3:34:44 finish time in my 6th marathon. As luck would have it, I promptly had a heart attack at the finish line. Read Light at the End of the Tunnel for the story. Helping me people understand the importance of cardiovascular health is also one of my goals in this effort!
I can be reached at boston2020 @jackprior.org. — Jack