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Braintree Woman Among Those Running for Boston Marathon Victim

Devon Costello, of Braintree, will run in the 118th Boston Marathon as a member of Team MR8.

Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.
A Braintree woman is among  the 72 runners who will run the 118th Boston Marathon as a member of TeamMR8, a group raising money for the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation.

Devon Costello, of Braintree, has been selected to represent the Foundation.

"I am hoping you will help me support this foundation as parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles and friends," Costello said on the page.

Each runner is provided with a personal fundraising page, powered by firstgiving.  

Click Here to support Devon Costello

The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed at the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013.

In the days after the bombing, a photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read “No more hurting people – Peace” went global and made many see Martin as a symbol of peace.  Martin Richard’s view of peace went well beyond simply wanting to prevent violence. 

Bill and Denise Richard determined it was fitting that the foundation should honor Martin’s message of peace by investing in education, athletics and community.  Details of which will be made available soon on this website.

The foundation was formed on Jan. 2, 2014.

Kristen Hanley February 12, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Way to go Devon!!! That is so great! Let me know if you do any fundraisers so I can get my Salon to donate.

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