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Support Team Make-A-Wish in the Boston Marathon

The members of Team Make-A-Wish are hard at work training for the 2015 Boston Marathon!

Each runner has a goal of granting a wish through her run by raising $7,500 or more -- and you can help! Meet our runners below and make a donation to celebrate their incredible commitment to our mission.

Your contribution will help our runners on their journey to the finish line and move us toward our goal of granting the wish of every medically eligible child in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Meet Team Make-A-Wish

Support a runner via the links below or make a general donation to Team Make-A-Wish.


Emily Castle - Boston, MA     
Donate to Emily's runEmily Castle

Emily is a talent acquisition coordinator at Kyruus. Her hobbies include running, soccer, boating, basketball, and tennis. This will be Emily's third marathon and her first running of the Boston Marathon.

"I've seen the incredible positive impact Make-A-Wish has on children, and I want to be able to help children have joyful experiences full of smiles, hope, and strength."


Renae Goettel - Seattle, WA     
Donate to Renae's runRenae Goettel

Renae is a donor relations specialist at Make-A-Wish® America. A past wish recipient, her hobbies include running, cooking, and volunteering for Make-A-Wish. This will be Renae's sixth marathon and her third Boston Marathon.

"As a blind person and past wish recipient, I'm honored to share the joy that Make-A-Wish brings to children by raising funds through the marathon."


Katie Jamieson - Providence, RI

Donate to Katie's runKatie Jamieson

Katie is a Master's student at the Brown University School of Public Health. Her hobbies include ice hockey, badminton, cooking, camping, and hiking. This will be Katie's second marathon and her first time running the Boston Marathon.

“Running the Boston Marathon and facing some adversity is just a small way to give back to these children, their families, and this amazing organization and to show them how much I care.”


Lisa Raeke - Walpole, MA
Donate to Lisa's runLisa Raeke

Lisa is the Senior Multi-Center Program Manager at MGH Cancer Center. Her hobbies include running, paddleboarding, reading, and spending time with her family. This will be Lisa's first marathon.

“I'm honored to realize my own wish -- to run Boston -- while making a child's wish come true.” 


John HancockWe are grateful to be participating in the John Hancock Non-Profit Program, which made this opportunity possible.


Renae Goettel 

"As a blind person and past wish recipient, I'm honored to share the joy that Make-A-Wish brings to children by raising funds through the marathon."

Donate to Team Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474