On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!; Alex Magay, Director of Development

05 Feb 2019 8:21 AM | Anonymous

The 2019 Learning Prep School Boston Marathon Team Roster has been finalized, and our dedicated runners are ready to roll, but they cannot do it without you! Amy Davis returns to lead our team this year for the fifth consecutive year. Our popular EMS Principal brings energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. Amy has raised close to $60,000 for Learning Prep School's Family & Friends Fund during her first four marathons.

Sponsor Amy's run in the 2019 Boston Marathon and you are also supporting the LPS Family & Friends Fund. The F&FF supports the LPS operating budget that is stretched thin providing small classes, educational counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Social Communication, and Thinking Maps™ to aid executive functioning, enrichment opportunities, and college and career readiness opportunities that prepare our seniors for life after LPS. As a non-profit organization, we depend on donors like you to help us close the gap between our budget and our operating expenses so we can continue to provide dynamic learning experiences for LPS students.

Last year Amy endured the most treacherous conditions in Boston Marathon history overcoming frigid temperatures, gusty winds, and freezing rain to the already grueling marathon course. We are so proud of Amy and all that she does for LPS!

CLICK HERE to support Amy in this year's race!

Recently a runner from Fort Worth, Texas named Denise Bynum was selected to join Amy Davis in representing LPS in the running of the 123rd Boston Marathon. Denise ran her first marathon in 2005, but not long after her first marathon, she tragically lost her husband, Mark, who died after complications from a severe accident. Denise knew that she wanted to raise her children on her own, and maintain the life that Mark had envisioned for them. Denise wanted her children to be proud of her and to inspire them to be their best. To overcome her grief and encourage her children, she returned to running marathons; this helped her stay focused on her goals and marathons became an essential part of her life.

Denise is an educational consultant by trade and helps teenagers in the Fort Worth, Texas area identify, select, and apply to colleges that fit their needs. Denise is excited to run for LPS because she identifies with our mission as both her cousin and nephew have autism. Though very different, they excel when they are in the right learning environment. Denise says, " I am honored to represent Learning Prep School in the 2019 Boston Marathon!”

We encourage everyone in the Learning Prep School Community to support Amy and our Marathon Team, at a level in which you feel comfortable, for their effort and sacrifice in running the 2019 Boston Marathon for our students! No gift is too large or too small. It is all about joining the team and helping our runners get across the finish line. Once again, to sponsor Amy, Denise and our team, go to our secure Crowdrisepage at https://www.crowdrise.com/…/learning-prep-school-boston-2019.

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