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
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