Meet the 2019 Plummer Youth Promise Boston Marathon Team!
Amy Cutler is a long-time volunteer at Plummer Youth Promise. She’ll be running her 9th Boston Marathon this year (her 6th one for Plummer!). Amy is running because, as she explains, “It is unfathomable to me that children who enter the foster care system can go through their entire childhood without ever finding the stability and security of a family that will be with them forever. Please join me in supporting Plummer Youth Promise. In doing so, you will be giving hope to children who want nothing more than to have families of their own they can count on forever.”
Davia Moore is a foster parent and teacher at Salem Academy Charter School. She’ll be running her 3rd Boston Marathon (her 1st for Plummer). Prior to running for Plummer, she ran the Boston Marathon for Samaritans two years in a row. Davia is running for Plummer because, as she explains, “Kids who face trauma are at a much higher risk for addiction, depression, and issues with relationships. Plummer aims to build stronger children and stronger, safer families, and together we can help them do that.”
Rebecca Raymond is a “born and raised, Salemite” and works at Hopeful Journeys Educational Center. She enjoys supporting local charities and has formerly volunteered for the Salem Hospital and Lifebridge. She’s proud to be running her 1st Boston Marathon in support of Plummer Youth Promise because, as she explains, “They are giving a chance to their youth. They are taking the time and putting care into finding them a stable situation and family.”
Andrew Guyll owns In Motion FITness in Middleton and works there as a personal trainer. He’s excited to be running his 1st Boston Marathon in support of Plummer because, as he explains, “Entering the ‘real world’ can be a daunting task, and at times, scary too. Imagine entering without any proper guidance or support? This is where Plummer comes in, offering foster care, residential and intervention programs, which work on Permanency, Preparedness, and Community. I believe in Plummer's mission and I'm grateful to be given the opportunity to run for them in Boston."
Ed Fogarty works for Bon Appetit Management Company. He’ll be running his 2nd Boston Marathon for Plummer! As an adoptive parent, and someone with many friends and family who have either fostered or adopted children, Ed knows the importance of having a stable home environment. Ed is running because, as he explains, "Children who come into care can have complicated social, emotional and health care needs. Meeting those needs requires dedicated and trained professionals who understand those needs and can develop child centric/specific integrated plans involving the child, the families (natural and foster), school or work and the community.”
Join us for our 7th Annual Paddle for Plummer on July 11th! It is a perfect way to make a difference in the lives of young people, connect with the North Shore community, and kick off a summer morning in New England!