For February we’re going to be donating to Jenny Ramey, a Keene Police Officer raising funds for Team MR8. MR8 is the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation and Martin was killed in the Boston marathon bombings.
Here are Officer Ramey’s own words about why she’s going to run the Boston Marathon as part of Team MR8.
I grew up south of Boston and was actually born in Boston. Before October I would’ve laughed at anyone that asked if I would ever do a marathon. My twin sister asked me and my other sister if we would do a half together in Hampton. Then she gets pregnant and bails. Once I finished the half everyone told me I was crazy to not do a full. I still laughed, but secretly started looking at charities that meant something to me over the next month or so. I applied for MR8, the leukemia and lymphoma foundation as my cousin was diagnosed with that a few years ago, Cops for kids with Cancer and I think maybe one more. The Richard family application process was so heartfelt. I wanted to give back to a family that lost a beautiful 8 year-old son. I was able to meet them at the kickoff event last week at Fenway! It was amazing. His little sister lost a leg and is still one of the sweetest kids I’ve ever met. In my job here at the PD I investigate mainly child crimes and kids are where my heart is.
So to raise money, we’ll be doing a Fundraiser Workout on Saturday Feb 21 at 9AM. For every person, member and non-member alike, that participates in the workout, Granite State Kettlebells will donate $5. So the more people that attend the better! Also, for everyone that checks in on Facebook during the month of February GSKB will donate twenty five cents, those check in’s can add up quick!
Let’s see how much we can raise in February for Officer Ramey and Team MR8!