5th Time Marathon Runner Amy Stokes will Run Boston Marathon on April 21 to support Goodwill's Youth Initiative!

Amy Stokes, the 5th time marathon runner and 4th time Boston Marathon participant will hit the pavement again this year on April 21! With Running for Great Kids, Amy wants to run in honor of those who cannot run and are still recovering from last year’s event. Currently Amy has met 90% of her fundraising goal. 

She is celebrating her birthday on race day! Show her your support and visit her pagehttp://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/AmyStokes/2014 today!

To learn more about Amy and the other members of the Running for Great Kids team, visit www.goodwillmass.org/marathon. Goodwill runners’ individual fundraising pages are also easily accessible at www.firstgiving.com/runningforgreatkids/2014


About Goodwill’s Running for Great Kids Boston Marathon Team

Now in its 10th year, Running for Great Kids is Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries’ Boston Marathon team. It is vital to the success of Goodwill’s Youth Initiative. The Youth Initiative is designed to raise aspirations and enhance the skills and opportunities of young people living in underserved Boston communities, especially Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. This program applies Goodwill’s mission of helping individuals overcome barriers and achieve self-sufficiency to the youngest participants in the community through an after school program, mentoring partnership, and opportunities for summer jobs or summer camp. Intended to provide students a bridge between school and adulthood, the program emphasizes academic achievement, community service, and leadership development. Over the team’s 10-year history, it has raised more than $600,000 to support the Youth Initiative. 


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