Several members of the CBS Boston team will be running the 2013 Boston Marathon, to raise money for local charities.
PAUL BURTON – WBZ-TV REPORTER
Paul is running for The Ron Burton Training Village, a youth sports camp founded by his father, Ron Burton, in 1985.
Burton serves as director of the camp, which is “dedicated to enriching the lives of challenged youth in the areas of dynamic character and leadership development, physical fitness, social and educational advancement, and spiritual growth.” Through sports, Paul works with children ages 11 to 18 on how to succeed both on and off the field.
If you would like to support Paul’s run for The Ron Burton Training Village, visit his fundraising page.
KENNEDY ELSEY – MIX 104.1 KARSON & KENNEDY SHOW
Kennedy is running for Boston Children’s Hospital, which offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.
“I’m fundraising for this event because I believe so strongly in all the good things Children’s Hospital Boston does for kids,” Kennedy said. “Its patient care programs are unusually sensitive to what sick and injured children and their families really need. Its researchers regularly make amazing discoveries that change children’s lives. It welcomes kids whose families can’t afford health care – more than any other hospital in Massachusetts. It makes a point of reaching out to local communities to help low-income and at-risk kids. And it really gets the importance of training the next generation of top pediatricians and nurses.”
If you would like to support Kennedy’s run for Boston Children’s Hospital, visit her fundraising page.
BILL RITCHOTTE – WBZ-TV SENIOR DESIGNER, PRODUCER
Bill is running for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which provides access to high quality health care for homeless men, women and children in the Greater Boston area.
“I chose BHCHP because my very good friend Kathleen Saunders works for the Program. So I hear about the amazing things they do and the people they help, from the people who dedicate themselves to the mission,” Bill said. “It is truly an amazing Program and Boston is so lucky to have it.”
If you would like to support Bill’s run for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, visit his fundraising page.
MEGAN HALL – CBS RADIO NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Megan is running for MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Their marathon team was established in 1998 and has raised nearly $8 million to fight pediatric cancers.
“I am very proud to run my first Marathon for MassGeneral Hospital for Children,” Megan said. “Running the Boston Marathon has always been a personal goal. I chose to run my first Marathon for MassGeneral Hospital for Children to raise funds for pediatric cancer to help better the lives of children and their families affected by cancer.”
If you would like to support Megan’s run for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, visit her fundraising page.