In an inspirational move, running brand New Balance have donated $1 million to the newly founded The One Fund Boston to aid the people affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.
The Boston Marathon bombings and the events that followed have shaken the world and especially the running world. Any marathon is a celebration of life and human achievement, making what happened even more appalling. In a moment of greatness, New Balance have reached into their pockets and donated $1 million to The One Fund Boston; a charity set up by Massachusetts Governor Davel Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help those most affected by the events at the Boston Marathon. An official statement on the New Balance Facebook page reads …
In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck our home and our hearts, the strength of the Boston community has been truly inspiring. To help those affected, we’ve made a $1 million contribution to One Fund Boston. We’re with you Boston, and we’ll keep on running together.
There’s little else to say on this matter, but we felt it important to recognise such a great act of kindness. You can find out more about The One Fund Boston at their official website, where you can also donate to the cause. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the tragic events.