OCTOBER 2016 -- The Credit Unions Kids @ Heart organizers asked Joe (President of Members Mortgage) to fill in for an injured runner as part of the 2017 marathon team. Joe spoke to his family and friends, considered the story of his patient partner from the Boston Children's Hospital, and agreed to run. Joe had never run a marathon before, and now had 6 months to train-- and raise $12,500 for the Boston Children's Hospital.
April 17, 2017 -- It came to a close on April 17, 2017, the day of the Boston Marathon. Joe ran 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in 5:20:37, along with the rest of the Credit Unions Kids @ Heart team. Together, the entire team raised $422,311 to benefit research into Sturge-Weber syndrome, Moyamoya disease, Cerebral Palsey, and pediatric brain tumors. With the help of family, friends, colleagues, business partners, and the local community, Joe was able to raise a total of $50,705, and finished as the #1 fundraiser for Credit Unions Kids @ Heart, and the #2 fundraiser for the Boston Children's Hospital trust.