2015 Boston Marathon

A member of Team Perkins at the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Going the extra mile…and more

A 26.2-mile race doesn't begin with a single step. It begins with a goal. For members of the 2015 Perkins Marathon Team, the goal is to raise funds to help children and adults who are blind gain the skills and independence needed to achieve their greatest potential.

April 20, 2015 (All day)
Boston, MA
United States
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Perkins is proud to partner with the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program for the 119th B.A.A. Boston Marathon, which will be held on Patriots' Day, Monday, April 20, 2015.

John Hancock logo.

Meet the Team
Samantha wearing a Red Sox cap.

Samantha Eaton

"I'm running to help raise funds so that Perkins can continue to provide the wonderful services and resources to families like the Richissins!"

Support Samantha

Sabrina with her son Zach.

Sabrina Bluestone

"My wonderful son Zachary has had the privilege to attend Perkins... I run to say thank you for what you have given me and of course what you have given Zack."

Support Sabrina

Lee jumping in the air.

Lee Vollemans

"I run for the Orientation and Mobility teachers, the Vocational teachers and the clinicians who are my heroes of the blind."

Support Lee

Image of a male runner on a green background.

Michael Pascento

"I'm running for Perkins on behalf of Jack, a former student at the Sherman School. Jack has benefited tremendously from his experiences at Perkins."

Support Michael

Kelsey running the B.A.A. 5k.

Kelsey Varzeas

"Working with individuals with disabilities, I learned that one of the hardest things for them is feeling welcomed and comfortable. That's why schools like Perkins are so important."

Support Kelsey

Support the Team

Donate Online

To donate online using your credit card visit Crowdrise.com/PerkinsBoston2015.

Donate by Phone

Perkins accepts credit card gifts using MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover as the method of payment. Your gift to the Perkins Marathon Team may be made by contacting Natalie Matisis, Special Events Coordinator, at 617-972-7831.

Donate by Mail

If you prefer to make your gift by mail, please send a check payable to "Perkins School for the Blind" with "Perkins Marathon Team" and the team member whose fundraising goal you wish to donate to (if applicable) written in the memo line to the following address:

Attn: Natalie Matisis
Perkins Trust
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Have a question?

For more information about the 2015 Perkins Marathon Team, contact Natalie Matisis at 617-972-7831 or Natalie.Matisis@Perkins.org.