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Team Casa Myrna 2019

Applications are now closed, and and our Team Casa Myrna 2019 runners have been notified. Check out our campaign page here

Casa Myrna is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program in 2019. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. In 2018, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $12M for their causes.

Make the once in a lifetime experience of completing the 2019 Boston Marathon even more special: become a member of Team Casa Myrna next year and run for domestic violence survivors and their children. With every step you take, you’ll be raising awareness about an issue that affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men. Casa Myrna began its Boston Marathon Team in 2007. Over the years, our runners have been essential in helping us raise funds and awareness to support our comprehensive services for survivors of domestic and dating violence. We provide ongoing fundraising support, ideas and encouragement. In 2018, our four Team Casa Myrna runners raised a total of $45,794.88!

We believe that being a part of Team Casa Myrna is an exciting, moving, and educational experience. We organize several events for our runners, including a Domestic Violence 101 training session, team dinners and other gatherings, a visit to one of our shelters, and a team send off/photo opportunity on the morning of the race. As part of Team Casa Myrna, runners will receive a gift bag and uniform, and have access to the Furey Marathon Training Program free of charge. The 17-week program, overseen by John Furey, includes coaching and weekly run coordination of hill work and long runs (complete with hydration and nutrition), as well as massage, physical therapy, and complimentary injury screening services through Joint Ventures, a physical therapy provider in Boston.

If you have any questions, please contact Kit at kcali@casamyrna.org.

2018 Team

From left: Anne, Aitana, Erin Jean, and Jeremy on one of the coldest and wettest Marathon Mondays on record!

  • Anne Giovanoni is a Vice President and attorney at Alkermes and a member of Casa Myrna’s Board of Directors. This was her seventh time running the Boston Marathon as a member of Team Casa Myrna!
  • Aitana Zermeno is a research assistant studying healthcare responses to intimate partner violence at Brigham and Women’s Hospital‘s Connors Center for Women’s Health. As a future doctor,  she is committed to supporting patients who are also survivors through empowering, sensitive trauma-informed care.
  • Erin Jean Hussey graduated Emerson College in spring 2018, not long after running the Marathon! She has a degree in entertainment business management and is a sister of Kappa Gamma Chi, which organizes Emerald Empowerment, Emerson’s annual, week-long campaign against domestic violence and partner abuse. She is inspired to run by the “strength in running, strength in feminism, strength in community, and most importantly – strength in survivors.”
  • Jeremy Colon is a certified personal trainer, life coach, and entrepreneur. After donating a kidney to his ailing father in 2013, Jeremy recognized the importance of maintaining his own health and made it his mission to help others achieve physical fitness and mental well-being.

We believe that every relationship should be safe and healthy. What do you believe?