The weather’s been pretty lousy, and some days it’s hard to believe it’s spring. But BELIEVE!
And with spring, comes the Boston Marathon, which is always an important day on the Christmas in the City Calendar.
This year, we’re fortunate to have two runners – three, if we count Jake – running on behalf of CITC. Both Kimberly Sportack and David Valzania are running their very first marathon, and they’re making it really matter by using it as an opportunity to raise much-needed money for CITC.
Here’s a bit of what David has to say about why his run for CITC.
This April, Jake & Sparky Kennedy have given me the honor of running the 122nd Boston Marathon on behalf of CITC. Sure, many people run marathons, but this is a one-in-51-year event for me, and something I never in my life thought I could do. With Jake’s coaching, and a year’s preparation, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to both raise money for such a worthwhile charity and take on this personal challenge.
Kimberly is a long-time CITC volunteer, so she knows up close and personal the impact that Christmas in the City has:
I could not feel more honored to run for Christmas in the City, a charity that I have been involved in for the past 10 years. I will never forget hearing one parent say that every year Christmas in the City was the one day of the year that they didn’t feel like they were being treated like a homeless person, but rather just a normal person.
Let’s show how grateful us Christmas in the City supporters are for the efforts David and Kimberly are making on our behalf by making a donation?
Many thanks to David and Kimberly – and good luck on Monday, April 16th – Marathon Day! We’ll be keeping an eye out for you.