2021 Boston Bulldogs Boston Marathon Team_Parker

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My name is Parker Coady, and I have been I member of the Boston Bulldogs for over 4 years. Words can’t express how thrilled and honored I am to have this opportunity to represent the Boston Bulldogs Running Club in the 2021 Boston Marathon.

Five years ago I decided to adopt a sober lifestyle due to struggles with drugs and alcohol. While at a local AA meeting I ran into a neighbor of mine who mentioned how she always saw me running alone. I replied, “Yeah, running has become a key tool in my recovery arsenal.” She went on to tell me about a local recovery based running group and recommended I join. I thought on it for a minute and figured, Why not?! Being fairly new to sobriety I did have trouble finding my way socially. “What do I have to do to join?” I asked. “Nothing”, she replied. “just show up and run”. So I did just that, and unknowingly completed the Bulldogs first principle.

For one of the first times in my life I was hooked instantly on something healthy and positive. The Boston Bulldogs just show up and run, their “giving back” principle gave new meaning to my sobriety. Not only could I remedy a week’s worth of mental hurdles by running at a conversation pace with like-minded individuals. I could also, lend an ear or even offer advice to another member that may need it.

Before I knew it a completely new form of dependency had formed, a healthy one -- dependent on showing, not only for myself but for the other members that might need me to. There would be plenty of nights, brutally cold nights, rainy nights, scary hot and humid nights or just plain old, I’m not feeling it kinda nights, that I would debate not going. Then I would think to myself, what if only one Bulldog shows up? What if they run alone? What if they are struggling and need to talk it out with someone? This run, this conversation, could be the difference in a relapse, and perhaps maybe even their life.

THAT IS WHY I HAVE TO GO….

THAT IS WHY I SHOW UP FOR THE BULLDOGS.

THAT IS WHY I AM A BOSTON BULLDOG.

THAT IS WHY I’M HONORED TO REPRESENT THE BULLDOGS.

For any donations to this wonderful group and cause that has not only transformed my life, but countless others, I thank you in advance!

Dex
Give ‘em hell, bud.
$40.00
Anonymous
Armond Eldredge $20.00
Erin & Tony Gemba
We are so excited for you and proud of you! You’re gonna crush it!
$100.00
Kevin & Heather Manuel
Good luck, you will kill it!
$100.00
Edgar Eldredge
So proud of you Russ!! Love ya!
$25.00
The Eldredges
So proud of you Russ!! Love ya!
$100.00
Marsha bruillard $20.00
Tavares Family
Got This Parker
Ben & Morgan Coady
Good luck, Parker! We will be cheering you on from Minnesota!
$50.00
Heather and John Bonasera $200.00
Jason Higgins
Go get em’ Parker!
$50.00
PPD Detective Division
Good luck Parker!
$260.00
Brian Coady
Good luck Parker!
$50.00
Marlene
You got this Parker!!
$25.00
Josie and Don Hays
We are so proud of you Parker! Love y'all and miss you all! Love Josie and Don
$500.00
Roger Banfill
Good luck
$25.00
Ed V.
Good job Parker :)
$50.00
Casey M.
Awesome Russ! Keep up the great work, I am routing for you and the Bulldog Team!
$50.00
Jack and Pat Coady
Pat and I are very proud of you and what you have attained. L, Uncle Jack Aunt Pat
$100.00
Chris and Kristin Bergeron
Congratulations Parker, to think we knew you when you were just Russ! We are so proud of you! Enjoy the run!!
$150.00
BobPaull
Good for you!! Keep up the good work!!!
$25.00
Paul Bergeron $50.00
Sandy, Sam and Leila Coady
We are so proud of you! You constantly strive to be the best you can be! You will rock it and we will be there to cheer you on! ❤️
$150.00
Kempton Coady
GO RUSSKIE! I WILL DONATE MORE IF YOU NEED IT!!!
Anne Marie Winchester $150.00
Kit
Couldn’t think of a better fund Good Luck
$25.00
Donna & Jim Fitzsimmons
Good luck in your endeavor!
$25.00
Anonymous
Good luck!
Ryan Ruggiero
Good luck, you got this!
$50.00
Hannah Panteleos $10.00
Matt Marchioli
Dude!! Proud of you and very happy for you!! Keep up the great work!!
Andrea Norton
You should be super proud of yourself! Good luck!!
$50.00
Anonymous $500.00
Emily Migliaccio
Parker I am so very proud of your huge accomplishments!! Nana would be to!! We love you so much!! Lala, Mig & the gang!
Renee and Bill Coady
Go Parker!!! Go Bulldogs!!
$300.00
Courtney from SG $25.00
The Joubert Family
Best of luck- heartbreak hill had nothing on you!
$400.00
Kristin
We are so dang proud of you! Can wait to cheer you on!!
$100.00
Team Parker
I’m in awe and so proud of you! Rooting for you all the way Russ!
$50.00
Sandy and Joe
Go Parker! We are proud of you and sending our love and encouragement!
Brianne Hoelschen
Jane and Gil
This is SO exciting!!!! Run Parker Run!!!
$100.00
Wendy Lapierre $200.00
LeAnne & BC Atwood
So incredibly proud of you big brother!
$100.00

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