August 30, 2013 Sarah Baroody, MD

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!
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