Sylvia Perry

Sylvia Perry

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to be running the 2018 Boston Marathon and raising funds for the Red Sox Foundation. This wonderful group serves children and families in need across New England with a focus on education, youth sports, and health.

Some programs supported by the foundation include:

  • RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) introduces urban youth in Boston to baseball and softball, and uses the sport to promote healthy choices and valuable life skills.
  • Boston Area Church League brings Boston children to baseball fields during the summer to play Saturday doubleheaders with pastors as coaches, police as umpires, and assistant district attorneys as volunteers.
  • Home Base at MGH serves veterans and their families suffering from medical issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
  • The Dimmock Center serves the Roxbury community with a comprehensive health and social services facility.

Combining fondness for distance running, love of baseball, and professional work in health care, I am excited to run my 8th marathon (4th Boston), and to support the work of the Red Sox Foundation.

Please join me by making a donation today!


As the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation is committed to using the passion fans have for this team to strengthen programs for at-risk children in our community. Proceeds from our events will benefit our Red Sox Scholars and RBI Youth Baseball & Softball cornerstone programs:

The Red Sox Scholars presented by BIDMC is a college scholarship and enrichment program managed by the Red Sox Foundation. With the selection of the newest class in May of 2016, the Red Sox Foundation has opened the doors of opportunity to 262 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, redeemable upon enrollment in an accredited college or university and successful completion of the program. In addition to the scholarship funds, becoming a Red Sox Scholar offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of service projects, enrichment activities, and career exploration field trips throughout middle and high school.

The goal of Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is to increase participation in baseball and softball, encourage school attendance and achievement, develop self-esteem and life skills, instill values of teamwork, tolerance, and respect for others and teach safe and healthy choices to at-risk youth. Organized by the Red Sox Foundation, the RBI program serves 700 inner-city boys and girls, aged 9-18, from Brighton, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, the North and South Ends, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, and West Roxbury. In addition to the sport itself, the Red Sox Foundation program underscores the importance of good decision-making. We seek to ensure that every boy or girl participating in the program will have a stronger sense of themselves and their future potential.

Donor Roll

Rebecca L. $200.00
Mary B. $50.00 Dear and wonderful Sylvia, THANK YOU for running for the Foundation! -Mimsy
Erica D. $100.00 Go get ‘em, Sylvia!!
Brian L. $50.00 Rock on! So thrilled for you and for the foundation to have your amazing support.
Nancy F. $100.00 Good luck Sylvia!! Congrats on your 5th Boston Marathon! Nancy and Jim Fleming
Daniel P. $50.00 Way to go Sylvia!!
Linda H. $100.00 Thanks for running for such a great cause. -- from the Hammett Ory family!
Patricia D. $500.00 Go, Sylvia! Thanks for running!
Gretchen C. $50.00 Go Sylvia!!!!
Karoline R. $250.00
Ruth M. $50.00
Steve C. $20.00 Thanks for doing this Sylvia!
Anonymous $25.00
Eloise P. $100.00
Carroll H. $100.00 Go get em!
Juliana D. $50.00 Good luck Sylvia!!
elizabeth o. $100.00 Great job, Sylvia!!
Chandler F. $100.00
David O. $50.00
Jill G. $100.00
ellen b. $200.00
Sylvia P. $1,000.00
Laura R. $50.00
Elise M. $200.00 Go get ‘em Sylvia!
Trintje G. $250.00 You are a rockstar!
Kim B. $100.00
Stephen J H. $100.00
Dan S. $100.00 Great that you're doing this, Sylvia. Good luck!
Anonymous $100.00 Run Sylvia Run!
Sarah A. $250.00
Libby M. $100.00 Go Sylvia!!!
Anonymous $250.00 Go Sylvia! Love Michael and Karen
Anonymous $25.00
Thomas C. $100.00 Go Girl!
Karin L. $100.00 Thanks for running! xoKarin Levy
Anonymous $100.00 Run, Sylvia! And enjoy too! Chuck, Martina, Elisa
Andrea B. $50.00
Stephen J. $250.00
Sylvia A. $10.00 Hi Sylvia, I am so impressed!! Best wishes for a great run :) xo, Sylvie
Laura B. $100.00 Go Sylvia! - Laura and Howard
Julia C. $100.00 Go Sylvia! Go!
Ray S. $100.00
Emily and Tom H. $100.00
Barbara S. $100.00
Hopeton K. $100.00
Nancy D. $50.00
Jillian D. $50.00
Jennifer K. $25.00 We will see you on the route cheering you on!!
Samuel P. $50.00 Thank you for doing this, Sylvia. Have a great time!
Stephen J H. $100.00
Stephen H. $100.00
Carol Lovell C. $50.00
Susan P. $100.00 Wishing you cool temps and a good wind at your back - thank you, Sylvia!!
Cindy D. $50.00 Go Sylvia!
Rachel C. $100.00 So proud of you!
Julie Z. $25.00 Go Sylvia, go! So proud of you.
Anonymous $50.00
Katherine T. $40.00 You are rocking the race in the terrible weather right now!!! Strong work!! xxoo

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