Boston based event planned for August 13, 2017
Norwood, Mass., July 7, 2017– Four local women representing Run 4 All Women Massachusetts will be running 50 miles along the shore of Massachusetts on Sunday, August 13, 2017, to raise awareness about women’s health issues and connect communities through their footsteps. This local event is part of a national running event to empower women and is being led by Run 4 All Women Massachusetts Ambassador Charlotte Walsh, a long time running advocate who has used running to support people who are homeless, and to mobilize the local running and walking communities. Along with runners from four sister states holding similar events, the Massachusetts team will run a point-to-point, day-long relay starting in Gloucester and ending in South Boston. Four volunteer runners will take turns on the course, joined by supporters, allies and other runners over the course of the day. The local grassroots team is aligned with the guiding principles of the national Run 4 All Women organization to empower women through fitness, raise awareness of women’s access to health care, and build bridges between communities through running.
“We are honored to accept the torch and continue the work started by activist-athlete Alison Desir, the New York based leader of Run 4 All Women. Her team accomplished an amazing run of 240 miles from Harlem to DC on the eve of the Women’s March and raised over $100K for Planned Parenthood. Our one day Massachusetts event will draw activists and runners together and through fitness and community will raise funds and awareness around women’s access to healthcare” said Walsh.
Details of the Massachusetts event can be found on the Facebook event page Run 4 All Women MA. Funds are being collected in support of Planned Parenthood at the website: https://www.crowdrise.com/r4awma