For the third year in a row, the John Hancock Non-Profit Boston Marathon Program has awarded 4 of its coveted entry number “bibs” to the Atrius Health Foundation. Once again, we have selected 4 enthusiastic runners – all first time marathoners – each of whom has made commitment to raise a minimum of $6,000 for the Atrius Health Foundation before the Boston Marathon starting gun goes off on Monday, April 21st, 2014. We hope that you can support their efforts!
Meet Team Atrius Health Foundation:
Ashlee LaRoche is a Specialty Coordinator in Central Surgical Specialties at Harvard Vanguard and works out of the Kenmore site. She has a passion for travel, and hopes to one day be able to say that she has run a race on each continent. Ashlee will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon with her sister Katie (LaRoche-Cardarelli). “I am so excited to train alongside my sister, and am honored to represent Harvard Vanguard. We look forward to pushing each other to succeed, just as we have our whole lives.” To support Ashlee, please visit her Crowdrise page: Team Atrius Health Foundation – 2014 Boston Marathon | Ashlee LaRoche’s Fundraiser on CrowdRise
Katie LaRoche-Cardarelli is a Process Improvement Leader for Harvard Vanguard’s Care Improvement Department. Katie is a newlywed who loves spending time with family and friends and has recently started to truly enjoy running for the first time. “Running the Boston Marathon has always been a goal of mine and getting a chance to run this year is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Katie is excited to run the 2014 Marathon with her older sister, Ashlee (LaRoche). To support Katie, please visit her Crowdrise page: Team Atrius Health Foundation – 2014 Boston Marathon | Katie Cardarelli’s Fundraiser on CrowdRise
Ashlee Rezendes is a Medical Secretary for Harvard Vanguard’s Surgical Specialties Department in Chelmsford. “Running in the 2014 Boston Marathon will be such an honor, especially getting to share the experience with Team Atrius Health Foundation. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease this year and I would like to prove that this debilitating disease does not own me and that I can conquer anything I put my mind to.” To support Ashlee, please visit her Crowdrise page: Team Atrius Health Foundation – 2014 Boston Marathon | Ashlee Rezendes’ Fundraiser on CrowdRise
Pippa Shulman, DO, MPH, is the Chief of Harvard Vanguard’s Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Pippa attends the Boston Marathon every year as a spectator, and is excited to be running in next year’s Marathon for the Atrius Health Foundation. “I don’t want to run the Marathon because of the bombings…I want to run the Marathon as a thank you to my city…I want to run because the monies I raise will make it easier for people of Boston and beyond to be healthy, to someday take their own first steps towards a healthier life and a goal that might seem unachievable.” To support Pippa, please visit her Crowdrise page: Team Atrius Health Foundation – 2014 Boston Marathon | Pippa Shulman’s Fundraiser on CrowdRise