Susan Hurley

Susan Hurley

Dear friends, 

Being in the business of philanthropy and running, I was looking for the right challenge to inspire, enliven and test my limits as a runner and as a person, while having fun and hopefully, get my friends and family excited too.

Having lost my wonderful father Jim Hurley, several years ago, who was the biggest Red Sox fan in the world, I decided to take on the Fenway Park Marathon challenge on September 15, 2017 to honor him and my mother, Sylvia Hurley, who is blind.

They will be my inspiration for this race, especially my mother, as what she goes through on a daily basis is so much more difficult than running 114 laps in a circle for 26.2 miles. 

With this challenge comes the financial obligation to meet a fundraising goal of $5,000 for the Red Sox Foundation. The Red Sox Foundation is a 5013c charitable foundation, so all donation are tax deductible. Two of my favorite Red Sox Foundation initiatives which this challenge will benefit are:

KIDS! The Red Sox Scholars Program which is a college scholarship and enrichment program. In 2017, the Red Sox Foundation has opened the doors of opportunity to 274 academically talented, economically disadvantaged students from the Boston Public School District. Selected to the program in middle school, the Red Sox Foundation awards each Scholar a $10,000 college scholarship. It follows the success of the student beginning in middle school through high school offering encouragement and support throughout.

VETERANS! The Home Base Program treats soldiers returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress— the invisible wounds of war. Founded in 2009, the program has directly served more than 9,000 veterans and family members. Its clinical and community education programs have reached more than 25,000 clinicians and more than 1,800 school and community leaders.

 I have run almost all of my life, starting in second grade after missing the bus almost daily. I have run many races and logged many miles. I foresee this challenge to be one of my most difficult to tackle; however; with the inspiration of my mother, my father and the support of Barry, Ryan and Max,  and my wonderful friends and colleagues, I'm confident I will achieve it.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?  SPONSOR A LAP ( 114 laps available)

I hope you will consider a donation of sponsoring a one lap or two for $50 per lap in support of kids who are in need of our encouragement in our community and our very special veterans who have served for our safety. Remember there are 114 laps. 

Each lap sponsor will recieve, their own official " K"  LAP CARD and the opportunity to attend the race, put up their lap card and cheer the runners on. Remember it's a Friday night! 

Thank you for your friendship and love,

Warmly,

Susan 

About Red Sox Foundation

The Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Our goal is to harness the passion our fans have for the Red Sox and transform it into a vehicle for positive exchange in our community.

Each year the Red Sox Foundation also makes a limited number of small grants to select nonprofits in New England on a rotating basis and we also work with Front Office members, sponsors and volunteers of Red Sox Nation on a variety of community service projects.

As a 501c3 nonprofit (tax ID #33-1007984), donations to the Red Sox Foundation are tax-deductible.

Donor Roll

Susan H. $200.00
Jeffrey M. $100.00 Best of luck Susan! Don't get dizzy!

Fundraiser Goal

$300.00
Currently Raised