I will dedicate my run in Boston, April 15th 2013, to the persons with disabilities, and their family at The Michael Lisnow Respite Center.

My name is Rob de Lange, and I will run the 2013 Boston Marathon supporting the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkington.

Before I started to run I used to smoke. I quit smoking and started to gain weight. I started running in 2004, not in shape, and far too heavy, and I definitely wanted to run a marathon within two years, and I did: the New York City Marathon 2006!

Since the moment I started running it gave me back my live, balance, sportsmanship, condition and energy. I can now enjoy every single training.

With that much fun in training I can ran 2 marathons a year, and I even completed an Ultra Trial Run of 60k, of which 15k was on the beach.

Now I think it is time to share this feeling with others, runners and non- runners. Now it is time to combine my personal joy in running with those who aren’t that lucky. People who cannot run, or are suffering from a disease. These people need our help and attention, so I will
dedicate my run in Boston, April 15th 2013, to them: The persons with disabilities, and their family at The Michael Lisnow Respite Center.

The mission of the Center is to create a home away from home for children and adults with disabilities, a place that offers parents time off from the emotional and physical care needed by their children.
We all know they need our support!

My personal goal is to donate $ 2.500,-- for this cause.Any contribution is highly appreciated !

Thank you

Rob de Lange

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