I am Fundraising in Memory of 8-year old Martin Richard and in Honor of his 6-year old sister Jane Richard. The Richard family has been tragically affected by the Boston Bombing, killing young Martin and injuring Mrs. Richard and causing young Jane Richard to lose a leg.
It has been reported that the Richard family has been a very active family in their community and in sports, especially running. Mr. Richard is a true runner, and young Jane had just ran her first race and had so much fun, just prior to sustaining her injuries.
As a father of two, I can only think of the pain from the lost Mr. and Mrs. Richard are going through and the tough times ahead for young Jane. As a runner myself, I feel I must do all I can to help Jane in her recovery and hope to assist in the recovery process with high hope to get her back into the activities she once enjoyed, especially running. I know in my heart, she will be running with her father soon.
I will be performing two trail races in hopes to raise funds for Jane. The first is through the PEAKS RACES, VT, a 200 miles solo foot race. This race is from May 30th through June 2nd. The second race will be the Oil Creek 100 mile foot race, on October 5th. I am looking for a $.50 cent per mile donation/pledge. All donations/pledges to be sent to Officer Brandon O'Neill at Watertown Police Department 552 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472. All checks payable to Jane Richard.
Officer Brandon O'Neill
Watertown Police Department