On April 15, 2013, The Boston Marathon experienced two explosions that shattered the celebration that symbolizes springtime, life and freedom in that city. Three runners had stepped forward to run on our behalf and raise $5,000 each for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. First-time marathon runner Kristen Adrien and her fiancé Travis Songer, who both work in the Biology Department at Boston College, joined our team in February. Meanwhile, Ann Bulson—who ran for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund last year—says this year “a close friend of mine lost her mother in January after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Seeing the effects of this horrible disease…has really shown me just how important it is to find a cure.”
The tragic events of the day were startling to all, including our team of runners, all of whom arrived at or near the finish line in time to avoid the explosions. We are so appreciative of their efforts, and for their safety. Thanks Ann, Kristen and Travis!