One Fund To Have Charity Fundraising Team In 2014 Boston Marathon
BOSTON (CBS) – The One Fund will have a charity fundraising team in the 2014 Boston Marathon.
The fund, which was established in April to raise money for families affected by the terrorist bombings at last year’s race, will join nearly 30 other charities with runners in the marathon next April.
One Fund Boston collected nearly $61 million in its first 90 days and distributed all of those funds to more than 230 people.
The fund announced Thursday that more than $12 million in new donations has been collected since then and that another distribution is planned for July 2014.
There will be 50 bibs available for the marathon team. All prospective team members will be screened and selected by The One Fund Boston.
Applications are being accepted at OneFundBoston.org until Janaury 7th at 5 p.m.
The fundraising minimum for each runner will be $8,000, with the One Fund Team goal set at $500,000.
Most charities have at least a $5,000 minimum, but that amount is rising because of the increased demand for numbers in next year’s race.
The final decision on the team will be made by January 10.
The team will be aided in their journey by Marathon Sports which will help The One Fund runners with training and coaching this winter.
You can watch live coverage of the 2014 Boston Marathon on CBS Boston.com and WBZ-TV on Monday, April 21.