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Wellesley Man Among Those Running for Boston Marathon Victim

Stephen Noxon, of Wellesley, will run in the 118th Boston Marathon as a member of Team MR8.

Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.
By Owen Boss

A Wellesley man is among  the 72 runners who will run the 118th Boston Marathon as a member of TeamMR8, a group raising money for the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation.

Stephen Noxon, of Wellesley, a friend of the Richard family, has been selected to represent the Foundation.

"After running the Boston Marathon in 2010, I swore I would never run another marathon," said Noxon. "All that changed, without hesitation, when I was given an opportunity to run the Boston Marathon on TeamMR8 to raise money for Martin’s foundation. Please consider donating to this cause. Not an hour goes by that the Richards don’t feel the agony of Martin’s death and the senseless way that it came about. As I near the Boston Marathon finish line and approach the bombing site where Martin lost his life, I hope to feel a tremendous sense of pride knowing that we have done all that we can to support this wonderful family and create something good from Martin’s tragic death."

Each runner is provided with a personal fundraising page, powered by firstgiving.  

Click here to support Stephen Noxon

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.

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