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Support Tobin Parents Who Are Running the Marathon

Image result for boston marathon 2019 logoTobin Children’s School Parents Are Running the Boston Marathon!

So far, two of our Tobin parents have let us know they will be running – read about them and their causes here:

TATE PRESTON, father of Dennis Preston in Older Infants, is running this year to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute!

I am running the 2019 Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer research for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This October, my Aunt Judy passed away from cancer. I cannot begin to express what a kind, loving, generous, and selfless person she was. I’m very grateful that Emma and I got to live in the same town as her and Dan for the past four years, and that she was able to get to know Dennis. Over the past two years Judy was treated at Dana-Farber, and while she lost her battle with cancer, she helped advance cancer research and care by tirelessly participating in clinical trials, moving us closer to a cure. I felt driven to try to do something, however small, to honor Judy and help the fight against cancer by running with the Dana-Farber team.

This is a one-time thing for me: I have never run a marathon before, and I don’t plan to ever run one again. Those who know me from high school or college may be very surprised to see me running anything, much less a marathon. I have started training and I believe I can make it, although it won’t be easy. But I want to do this and hope you will help to raise money to fight this horrible disease.

Dana-Farber is an amazing program because they focus on directing money to where it has the most potential to help. 100% of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These funds are fueling some of today’s most promising basic cancer research.
Please help me in honoring my Aunt Judy and raising money for a cure. I am truly grateful for your support. Together, we’re headed toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

You can help support Tate’s efforts at:
KATIE RING, mother of Isla and June in Younger Toddler, and Owen in PreK 1, is running to support SPARK Kindness!
The Boston Marathon has always been incredible and incredibly emotional to witness, and I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that I’d love to run it one day, but recently an opportunity to partner with a local community organization came up and I decided to jump on the chance.
Things in the world have felt overwhelming at times the past few years, and it’s hard to know where your place is when you have so many responsibilities at home with three little kids and all that entails. One of the concrete things that I felt was doable given the parameters of my life was to focus on these three wonderful little humans in my own home and to channel my energy into making sure that they are aware of the world around them and to know that it is imperative to be kind to people, all people, as they learn to navigate the trickier and sometimes unkind situations they’ll encounter.
So, with all that said, I’m really excited to be running and raising money for SPARK Kindness, a non-profit located in our town that is dedicated to creating positive community partnerships to support families in raising Successful, Positive, Authentic, Resilient Kids. It literally could not be more perfect. As I’ve gotten to know the SPARK team I can attest to how amazing and thoughtful these people are. They provide free programs and resources to local families and businesses and I’m truly honored to be their one runner this year.
As is the case with charity bibs, I’ve signed up to raise $6,000 for SPARK, which may be harder than the run itself! And so I’m asking for your support in raising donations!