BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 18, 2016 nearly 30,000 runners will start the running of the 120th Boston Marathon®. The 26.2-mile route extends through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline and Boston. Through an entry provided by John Hancock, Draut, Marona and Totten will be running for Many Hopes, an organization that rescues children from poverty and abuse and raises them with an imagination for justice and the tools to act on it.
|WHAT:||120th Boston Marathon|
|WHO:||Many Hopes Volunteers - Jason Draut, Cristin Marona and Mark Totten|
|WHEN:||Monday, April 18th, 2016|
“Many Hopes is proud to have been chosen to participate in John Hancock's Charity Partners program for the 2016 Boston Marathon,” stated Many Hopes founder Thomas Keown. “Our team of three charity runners is raising over $46,000 which will go directly toward building classrooms in our first school for 900 children in Kenya. We are honored that Jason, Cristin and Mark are running on behalf of Many Hopes in one of the world's most prestigious events. Their incredible donation of a marathon run and all that it entails will leave a lasting impact for many years to come.”
Each year John Hancock donates guaranteed entries to select nonprofits, which use these entries to recruit individual runners to raise money for their cause. Last year, John Hancock nonprofit runners raised more than $10 million for over 140 different local organizations. For over 30 years John Hancock has been the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon®. The Company’s continued support of the Boston Athletic Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures that the race will continue to be a world-class event and an important facet of Boston’s culture and heritage.
Approximately 500,000 spectators line the 26.2-mile course annually, making the Marathon New England's most widely viewed sporting event, according to estimates by police and public safety officials from the eight cities and towns along the route. Use #RunBold to tweet about the event and follow the runners.
About Many Hopes
Many Hopes is a long-term strategic solution to extreme poverty. We rescue girls and boys from abusive situations and raise them with an imagination for justice and the tools to act on it. We provide loving homes, excellent education, and legal advocacy to raise networks of influential adults equipped to defeat the poverty they were born into. Our innovative “Justice Framework” is being piloted in Kenya before replication. Each project is 100% self-sustaining in 10 years. For more information, visit www.manyhopes.org or follow on FaceBook or Twitter @many_hopes.