Our 5th Run with a John Hancock Boston Marathon Charity Team
Thanks to the generosity of the John Hancock Nonprofit Program, four inspired marathoners – Chris Aronis, Mal Malme, Scott Shapiro, and Alexis Sheehan – are hitting the ground running to raise money for animals in need at the ARL ahead of this year’s Boston Marathon.
Each year, Marathon sponsor John Hancock awards a limited number of runner’s bibs to select non-profit organization in Massachusetts. To qualify for a charity bib, runners apply to the non-profit they care about most, explaining how they will raise money to support the organization’s work.
We’re very excited to introduce the members of the 2015 ARL Boston Marathon team who have two very big goals – to raise over $30,000 and finish the grueling 26.2 mile course!
Learn more about why our team members chose to run for animal welfare and how you can support them below….
“My family has forever been lovers of rescue animals – cats, dogs, and the occasional lost creature in the wild. The cause of ensuring that every pet is safe, care for, and ultimately has a forever home is near and dear to us.”
Support Chris at crowdrise.com/AnimalRescueLeagueBoston2015/fundraiser/chrisaronis
“My experiences as a volunteer at ARL, working alongside staff to enrich the lives of the dogs at the shelter, and helping to ensure they get adopted into loving homes, has made my life immeasurably more meaningful. Now I get to say thank you by running the 2015 Boston Marathon with Team ARL!”
“I’m running the Boston Marathon in memory of our first dog Gizmo and to honor everything ARL does to support our city’s animals.”
Support Scott at crowdrise.com/AnimalRescueLeagueBoston2015/fundraiser/scottshapiro
“Why I am running the Boston marathon? I was born to run this race. I love animals and I love running. It just doesn’t get any better than this for a runner or a human with a heart.”
Support Alexis at crowdrise.com/AnimalRescueLeagueBoston2015/fundraiser/alexissheehan
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to the dedicated runners on our 2015 Boston Marathon team! Through sleet, snow, ice, and bitter cold this winter, our four team members have trained hard and worked tirelessly to raise money for animals in our community.
Show your support for team members by making a donation to an individual runner or on the ARL Boston Marathon Team fundraising page at crowdrise.com/arl2014bostonmarathon.