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Support our Boston Marathon Team

Team Make-A-Wish members are hard at work training and fundraising for their run of the 120th Boston Marathon. The team has a goal to grant four wishes through the marathon -- 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.


Ray Ball

Ray Ball - Reading, MA      
Ray is a marketing manager at Monotype.  He enjoys running, CrossFit, yoga, spinning, reading, and volunteering. This will be his first marathon! 

Shawna BedardShawna Bedard - Concord, NH      
A certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian at Concord Hospital, Shawna is an avid marathon runner who also loves to paint, draw, and cheer on the New England Patriots. 

Bernard and Josephine Patten Bernard and Josephine Patten - Orangeburg, NY     
Collectively, the Pattens have completed over 30 marathons! This will be Josephine’s ninth run of the Boston Marathon and Bernard’s fifth time participating in the famed race.

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

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