LAUREN MCCARTHY | stage 308 | NY
I'm running because As a former Bostonian, Marathon Monday was always my favorite day of the year. Though I wasn't in Boston on that day last year, I was deeply affected and bothered that someone would choose to attack an event that raises so much money for charity and is inspiring to runners & spectators alike. I responded by running the NYC marathon and raising $7,000 for Fred's Team & Memorial Sloan Kettering. Since then it's been hard to stop me from running!