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.
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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.