Catharina's 2023 Boston Bulldogs Marathon

The Boston Bulldogs Marathon team members are training together and raising funds to support Boston Bulldogs programs and wellness for ALL those affected by addiction - needed now more than ever. Learn More
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I was fortunate to qualify for this year’s 127th Boston Marathon and will be running on  April 17. There is no more important cause  to dedicate my marathon to (again) than the Boston Bulldogs Running Club (BBRC).

The Boston Bulldogs Running Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit, BAA charity program,  established in 2015 to provide an anonymous and safe community of support for all those adversely affected by addiction, those in recovery, their families and friends and the clinical community. My family and I have been Bulldogs (and Junior Bulldogs) for over 6 years and I have had the great honor to continue to serve on the Board of Directors of this lifesaving organization.

The Bulldogs is not just a running club. It is truly so much more. The Club supports individuals and their loved ones who are affected by addiction, and engages with the community to decrease shame and stigma surrounding those affected by addiction while supporting efforts to improve the care offered to individuals and their loved ones. 

The Club supports efforts to give back to those in need as one of its core principles.The Boston Bulldogs Giving Back program is a community engagement initiative that was launched in spring 2019 and has since expanded to each of the towns that are home to a weekly run of the Boston Bulldogs Running Club. The program provides clothing, shoes, outdoor gear, refreshment and compassion to individuals who have been impacted not only by addiction but also by homelessness, mental illness and trauma. The Boston Bulldogs make regular visits to recovery programs, prisons and homeless shelters to offer compassion and raise awareness about wellness in recovery.

The Boston Bulldogs touch all ages. The Club has launched pilot Junior Bulldogs programs at the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain among others, providing vulnerable kids with a positive outlet for stress, a caring community of support from both peers and adults, and an introduction to wellness through engaging in physical activities.

Over the years so many Boston Bulldogs including some of my 2023 marathon teammates have provided amazing peer support for several of my patients. I am incredibly proud of and committed to honoring this community of compassion, support and healing for all of us affected by the disease of addiction.

I sincerely appreciate your support for this fundraiser, the Boston Bulldogs and my goal. You can donate now with any major credit card by hitting “Give Now” on the upper right.

Stay well!

Jan Hobin
Thank you for all the amazing work you do!!! ❤️
Go Catherina!
Una Armstrong $100.00
The Phillips Family
Love you and thank you, Go Bulldogs! Hope is everything! shell and our family - Peter and kids!
Laura Pickett
You are so inspiring :)
Lauren Delaney
You are amazing! You've got this!
Nancy Accime
Way to go, so proud of you!
Tanya Lawrence
You are all fierce in every way it counts! Congrats on this amazing achievement and raising funds for such a worthwhile cause!
Emily McCavanagh
We love you . Stay strong Armstrong !!
Steven Grinspoon $250.00
Susan Cistoldi
Looking forward to seeing you a lot this summer. Miss you. Give David and the kids a hug for me. Love you. Susan
Susan Clovet
Go Catharina go!
Donna Locurto $25.00
Andrea G
Good luck Catharina!
Recovery is always possible
You go girl.
Laura Kehoe
Good luck Catharina!
Shelly Cooke
Great cause! Good luck! Miss you!!
Derek Haerle $100.00
Go Catherina!!
Tom Posever
Go Catharina. I'll look for you and your group at the front of the pack (of good causes!) Best, Tom
Ace and Jo
Happy to support a wonderful human and wonderful cause! Go get them Kaplinx!
Windsor Mountain Summer Camp $250.00
Amy Boutwell
You are a champ!
Aoife & Alan
GO Catharina!!
Jessica Gray
peter workum
go get'em
Best of luck!
Nathaniel Price
You are amazing! Congratulations Catharina- this is so cool. You are gonna rock it. -Nathaniel
Bob McMackin
Go Catharina!!
Alexander Yale Walley
I look forward to cheering for you and Boston Bulldogs, Catharina!
go kick some ass
Jan Hobin
Thank you for being the wonderfully caring person you are! ❤️
Roderick McMullen $60.00
Cromwell Cilley $50.00
Alicia Abad
Best wishes for a successful run for a great cause!
Go Dog, Go!!
Happy to see you got a bib! Go get em Catharina!
Kick some ass
Holly Harney
Best of luck!!
Heather Capes
You are amazing! Good luck and enjoy the run!

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