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Running the Boston Marathon is Close To My Heart

Name:  Kelly Wright

Age:  32

Goal:  To have a great race!

Reason for running:  I started running marathons in 2010 as a way to challenge myself and stay in shape.  I was immediately hooked!  It quickly became my goal to run all of the world marathon majors (Boston, Chicago, NYC, London, Berlin, and Tokyo).  I had the opportunity to run Boston in 2012 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the experience was incredible.  I decided to continue running races for charity, and that year I raised nearly $10,000 for cancer research in donations for the Boston and Chicago Marathons.  I have since also run the NYC and Berlin Marathons, but running Boston for local charities remains closest to my heart.  This year, I am running with a group of medical providers to encourage school-aged kids to join the sport by hosting running events at schools around the country.  

Fundraising link:  http://www.crowdrise.com/amaabostonmarathon2014/fundraiser/kellywright

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