12.14 at the ING Hartford Marathon 2013

12.14 at the ING Hartford Marathon 2013

Hi, my name is Sarah Baroody.  I live in Newtown, CT. I'm a runner.Hartford Marathon 2013 - Sarah Baroody, MD

Like many, I was deeply affected by the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  I knew some of the children who died, some of the parents, some of the kids who survived.  I have a 1st grader.  I know some kids who are traumatized, and parents who are fearful.  I’ve witnessed so much pain.  I am overwhelmed by sadness at times. This is frequently what I think about when I’m running.  When I’m tired, struggling or in physical pain I think…this is nothing.  I started running for exercise a couple years ago, and was mildly considering running a marathon.  I was not sure if I wanted to make that commitment.  After 12/14 I instantly knew that I had to.  I am fiercely compelled to run and I can't adequately explain why.  Therapeutic I suppose.  26 for 26.
I've decided to run in the ING Hartford Marathon 2013 on October 12 to raise money for the 12.14 Foundation.  I'm putting together a team of local runners to join me in the Hartford Marathon event.  If you'd like to join the team and run the full marathon or a half marathon, click the "join" button below and send me an email with your contact info.  If you'd like to sponsor a runner (or the entire 12.14 team), click the "sponsor" button below.  Also, please feel free to add a comment at the end of this blog post, and link to this post on your Facebook page by clicking the "share" button below to maximize the awareness of this event.
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I'm very proud to announce that the following people and sponsor organizations have joined my team for the Hartford Marathon event:
Full Marathon

  Sarah Baroody, MD   Kristine Gravino
  Pamela Jackson   Chip Mowrey
Laura Nowacki, MD   Stephanie Rich
  Half Marathon
Kendra Verdi   Cary Kortze
Gioia Macey   Megan Gagnon
  Mandy Howell   Tinaz Mody
Deb Accommando   Zach Schwartz
Rebecca Darst   Sheilah Krasnickas
Catherine Galda   Sarah Koza
Jennifer Avari   Emily Coyle
Melissa Morea   William Begg, MD
Krista Benson   Leah Begg
  Sara Sheridan   Dennis TeeKing, DMD
The marathon is one small personal goal.  In the long term I would like to see a significant healing opportunity for Newtown.  This is why I am running for the 12.14 Foundation.  The depth of this tragedy deserves a significant response, and one in which dynamic activity and healing takes place.  I am incredibly proud of my husband for his work towards creating a performing arts center in Newtown, and I support this endeavor any way that I can.  I have seen first-hand the healing power of the performing arts through the 12.14 Foundation this summer with Seussical the Musical.  The experience was incredible and much more significant than I ever expected.  This is something we can and should carry on for a very long time!
I hope you'll join our efforts at the Hartford Marathon, either as a participant or sponsor – or both!
P.S. Click here for a summary of all posts on 12.14 at the ING Hartford Marathon 2013.  

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  1. Fred HolahanFred Holahan08-30-2013

    Very excited to see a team representing the 12.14 Foundation running in the Hartford Marathon.  Thanks to all for your wonderful efforts!

  2. Michael BaroodyMichael Baroody09-04-2013

    Go Sarah!  So proud of you for waking up every morning to run mile after mile in preparation for your first marathon.  Impressive goal for a great cause.

  3. Kristine GravinoKristine Gravino09-05-2013

    The 12.14 Foundation is truly an inspiration!  I am honored to be a friend of Sarah and Mike!  🙂

  4. Sarah MunleySarah Munley09-06-2013

    Very inspired by Sarah and Mike's commitment to healing Newtown with the Performing Arts.  We are a proud aunt.and uncle.

    Sarah & John Munley

  5. Sarah BaroodySarah Baroody09-06-2013

    Thank you for the support Sarah and John!  And Kristine you are one of my true inspirations! Xoxo

  6. Sarah BaroodySarah Baroody09-06-2013

    Thank you Sarah and John!  And Kristine, you are very kind, as you are MY inspiration!! 🙂

  7. Pamela JacksonPamela Jackson09-18-2013

    I am honored to run with such amazing people and to support a great cause!

  8. Sarah BaroodySarah Baroody09-18-2013

    Thank you for saying that, Pam!  I am thrilled you are on the team!  Very proud of you!

  9. Jody MurrayJody Murray09-23-2013

    Good luck Sarah. I cannot join you in the run, but I will offer you medical support from my office in brookfield! I have a sportsmedicine/acupuncture practice in Brookfield, but I live in Newtown. Check the website and call or email me. I will treat you gratis as my contribution.

  10. Sarah BaroodySarah Baroody09-24-2013

    Thank you Jody, that is so kind of you!

  11. […] Check out the full team, as well as our fund raising progress to date, immediately below this post. You can also read my first post about the 1214 Hartford Marathon fund raising event by clicking here. […]

  12. Jody MurrayJody Murray09-30-2013

    Please don't hesitate to call me. I would love to help all of you out. We see many marathoners at our office. 203-512-0572

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