For the fourth consecutive year, Family Centers’ Communications Director Bill Brucker endured the sub-zero temperatures and unpredictable weather often associated with Connecticut’s winters to train for a spring marathon. And while he logged all those miles in hopes of running a good race, Brucker also aimed to help Fairfield County’s most vulnerable families in the process.
Leading up to the 2015 Cox Rhode Races Marathon in Providence, RI on May 3, Brucker collected more than $3,200 in donations to support the human service, education and health programs Family Centers offers to more than 22,500 local residents each year.
Brucker began running marathons in 2012. Over that time, he has run more than 4,000 miles and raised just over $12,000 for Family Centers.
Brucker, of Stamford, completed the 26.2-mile marathon course in 3:35:50 – placing 179 out of a field of 1107 marathon runners. Held in Providence, the Cox Rhode Races Marathon is one of Rhode Island’s largest running events. The scenic course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads south towards the East Bay and Barrington.
Donations are still being accepted in honor of Bill's run. Every dollar raised will support Family Centers programs serving families and children in need throughout lower Fairfield County.
Every dollar donated will directly benefit needy children, families and adults living in lower Fairfield County, CT. Your donation is 100 percent tax-deductible. Please retain your emailed receipt for tax purposes.