Thanks to the City of Newton and Newton Rotary, at 6:30AM on Saturday September 12th, 2020 I completed my journey back to health by running 26.2 miles on the Charles River as part of the 124 Boston Marathon virtual race.
Now my goal is to complete the “real life” race on Monday October 11th in the 125th Boston Marathon virtual race.
In part 1 of the journey, we raised $7235 enabling us to fully fund $6000 in 2020 Newton Rotary Scholarships with some leftover for Covid-19 relief and a start on funding 2021 Scholarships.
I officially qualified for the marathon on June 9th,2019 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.
I’m so grateful for having the opportunity to get to know the people of Rotary Club of Newton and their work. Thank you to the City of Newton for the opportunity.
I can be reached at boston2020 @jackprior.org. — Jack