Our hearts were broken on Monday here in Boston. Thankfully, we were not at the marathon this year, but we’ve cheered on the athletes in the past when we’ve had friends running. Watching the marathon is a joyous tradition for many Bostonians. Our city is actually rather small, so everyone who lives here knows someone who was there on Monday.
The stories of the first responders and heroes rushing to help the injured, the medical personnel leaping into action at the hospitals, the runners vowing to run again next year, the police officers, investigators, and National Guard members working long shifts to help keep us all safe, and the overwhelming number of people showing up to donate blood are inspirational.
Our good friend Phil is inspirational as well. Within hours of hearing the devastating news, he started fundraising for the victims. 100% of the proceeds will be donated completely to programs working with victims of the attacks. $150,000 has already been raised and donations are coming in every 15 seconds. Please join us by donating here or through the widget I’ve posted below, and please help us spread the word.
We will heal – we are Boston Strong. Hugs to everyone.