Marathon Running Fundraising

Rachael Lomp of Mattapoisett is an oncology nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She has dreamt of running the Boston Marathon for several years.

On April 15, 2019, she will finally get her chance, running in support of the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation Team at her hospital.

Gillian Reny was waiting for her sister to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon in 2013 when one of the bombs exploded, shattering both of her legs. Reny was rushed to BWH where doctors miraculously saved both of her legs. Her grateful family started the Stepping Strong Center to provide the same support for trauma victims such as herself.

Lomp is raising funds for this charity by spearheading a shoe drive through Funds2Orgs. She considers this fundraiser to be a win-win because, not only do funds get donated directly to this BWH charity, but the shoes collected also get sent overseas to underdeveloped nations.

If you would like to donate any of your new or gently used shoes, sneakers, boots, heels, flip flops, cleats, slippers, etc. (men, women, and children), please text or call 508-498-7289 to arrange a pick-up. All donations are so gratefully appreciated!

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