Marathon 2014 Masthead

Sarah-Anne Johnson
Danvers, Massachusetts

As a teacher for a local school system, Sarah-Anne is already familiar with the New England Aquarium outreach programs which will benefit from the Marathon Team's efforts. This will be her first Boston Marathon®.

Born and raised in Boston, it is rumored that my very first words were “Go Sox!”  Every Patriots day in the past has found me up early to watch the Sox game, then at the finish line cheering on the runners. Every year I say next year I will run. This is my year! And I am honored to be running and raising money for such an amazing organization as the New England Aquarium.

I teach in one of those “tough” neighborhoods where you may find yourself locking your car doors at stop lights. When people ask why I don’t find a job in a nicer area, the answer is simple: the kids here are AWESOME! Through the New England Aquarium’s Outreach and Education program, students like mine, who many not have the means to otherwise go to the Aquarium and meet Myrtle the turtle, can. Once children come face to face with the great creatures in the tank, how can they not want to help protect them and our oceans? I wish I could show you photographs of my students last year wearing the sea turtle shell courtesy of the Aquarium’s Education department, or touching a star fish at the touch tank they brought to our school! They talked about it for weeks! I am not allowed to, but here is a photography of me in my room the night before the leprechauns came leaving slimy green foot prints and chocolate gold coins.

Thank you for choosing to support my dreams of running Boston and giving students like mine the chance to learn about and love our oceans.

Sponsor Sarah-Anne

The New England Aquarium is an official charity of the 118th Boston Marathon. Funds raised by our runners will support hands-on, interactive outreach programs that reach 45,000 children in diverse communities every year. Through your generosity, Aquarium educators will inspire young children to learn about and protect the world’s oceans.

Learn more about the New England Aquarium Marathon Team

Sponsor Me Boston Marathon - Sarah-Anne Johnson  
Progress: 76%
Progress: 76%
Raised: $ 3796     Goal: $ 5000