My name is Jennifer Lafond and I am supporting the Michael Linslow Respite Center through my run in the 2013 Boston Marathon. The Respite Center of Hopkinton, MA provides programs of support for children and adults with disabilities. Programs offered by the center include after school care, daycare, adult day programs, and overnight care to give families support for the emotional and physical care needed by their children.

For ten years I helped my mother, a retired special education teacher, at summer camps in North Carolina for special needs children. Families were grateful for the programs catered to their children and the care given. This is just a small scale of what the Respite Center offers daily and is made possible by your donation.

I have run races in the past, but this will be the first race I have run for a much needed purpose. The money that I raise contributes 100% to supporting families who would otherwise not be able to afford assisted care for their children

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