Friends of The Heather Abbott Foundation: As you’re likely aware, last week the BAA and the City of Boston announced that the 2020 Boston Marathon will be postponed until September 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, we have adjusted our Boston Marathon event schedule as well. HAF’s weekend events will take place on September 13th and 14th at the same venues and during the same timeframes as had been previously planned. The Heather Abbott Foundation’s 6th Annual Boston Marathon Weekend Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at STRIP by Strega from 1:00pm-5:00pm. And HAF’s Boston Marathon Watch Party will take place on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Bar Boulud from 11:30am-4:30pm. If you purchased tickets to either or both events and plan to attend in September, your ticket will be honored on the newly scheduled date. If you…
This fall, HAF will hold our inaugural Rhode Island event in Newport! Our 5th Annual Fall Kick Off Fundraiser will be hosted by @The Deck on Waite’s Wharf from 1:00-5:00pm. This premiere event, as it has in years past when held in Boston, attracts local celebrities, politicians, sports figures and the media. Get all the details and purchase tickets today!
Thompson is a congenital amputee, born missing his left arm, starting at the shoulder. As difficult as one could imagine it is to perform everyday tasks with the use of only one arm, not knowing any other way, Thompson has done a great job figuring things out, eventually using a prosthesis. Read more about the amazing Thompson!
Courtesy of WBZ-TV BOSTON (CBS) – As a football player for MIT, Riley Quinn has made some incredible interceptions. But, the first is one he’ll never forget. “I think the coaches and players were a little surprised. They were like, ‘Look, if this kid has one hand and can catch a football, we should be able to figure this out.’ I think it was a little source of inspiration,” said Quinn. Riley has always inspired those around him. He was born without a left hand, but he has never let that limit him. Not in baseball, basketball, football or life. “I like to think I live my life and don’t really let anyone else define what I can and cannot do,” said Quinn. Read the full article here.