Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Lesson in Resilience From the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

The Boston Globe reports that marathoners who run for a cause vow to return next year to the Boston Marathon. Two bombs exploded without warning during the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing 3 people and injuring 183 others.

At the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, which had waited five years to join the BAA’s charity list, chief executive Ruth Bramson said the $60,000 raised will send dozens of Scouts to camps this summer. Many of her 13 runners were troop-leading mothers setting examples for their daughters.

“Will we be back next year? Without hesitation,” Bramson said. Beyond any money raised, “it’s also a show of support for this city, which we love. We will absolutely not be deterred by this.”

One troop leader who ran Monday, Alana Bresnahan of Salem, has already indicated she will be back for the 2014 race. “I want to be on the team next year,” said Bresnahan, who raised nearly $5,500 this year. "We need to show Scouts that we can’t live in fear.”