Sabrina Bluestone will endure 26.2 miles of sore feet and aching muscles for a good cause. She’ll run the Boston Marathon® on April 20 to say “thank you” to Perkins.
Bluestone is one of five runners on the Perkins charity team who will pound the pavement from Hopkinton to Boston to raise over $25,000 for people who are blind or visually impaired. Bluestone plans to raise $7,500.
Bluestone volunteered to run the Boston Marathon to show her gratitude to Perkins. Her son Zachary has attended the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind for three years.
“As a mother, to know your son who is deafblind is in the best care ever – and is safe and learning – is more comforting than I can describe,” she said. “I want to give thanks to Perkins for all the wonderful doors of learning and growth they have opened for Zachary. He is a happier child today because of Perkins.”
Bluestone lives in Yorktown Heights, New York, and is president of Asset Property Services Inc., which provides services to owners of rental properties.
Bluestone ran her first marathon in New York City in 2013. She also hikes and bikes, and is training for the Ironman Lake Placid competition in July 2015.
“I never see obstacles, only challenges that will make me stronger,” she said.
Bluestone said she shares her active lifestyle with her children, including her son Zachary.
“I have four amazing children that have allowed me to grow with them, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with them, watch me finish my first marathon, bike 270 miles from Boston to New York with them and so much more,” she said. “I am very fortunate.”
To support Bluestone’s Boston Marathon run and make a donation to Perkins, visit her secure fundraising page. All donations will fund Perkins’ on-campus, regional and international programs for children and adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.