Lee became a member of the New England Aquarium Marathon Team late during last year's training as the substitute for an injured runner and was able to complete her first Boston Marathon®.
I am SO glad and feel very fortunate to be a part of the New
England Aquarium’s Marathon team again. I joined the team late last year, and
within days of accepting the challenge I felt like I was a part of the team
from the very beginning. I knew it was going to be a special experience.
The moments after I crossed the finish line last year were
tragic, confusing and life-changing. There were times when I was running the
last 6 miles that I thought I was not cut out for marathons because my legs
completely cramped up, but I soon knew my pain was insignificant and I was
already thinking about how I wanted to be a part of the New England Aquarium
team again, and start from the beginning. I am running to show my support for
Boston and the Aquarium.
I have been very fortunate to live in and travel to some
amazing places and I believe my appreciation for our environment and the
animals that inhabit it stemmed from my experiences as a child; my time spent
walking around the GOT at the Aquarium and playing in the tide pools certainly
made a lasting impression. I currently work as a
veterinarian in the Boston area, and I hope to get more involved with the
animal care at the Aquarium. I am honored to raise money to support the
Aquarium’s children’s outreach programs and inspire our youth to protect our
Thank you for helping me reach my goal, your
support is making a difference!
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