Posts tagged "Gives"

One Fund Boston Gives $60 Million to 232 People

By: David Ertischek The One Fund Boston began distributing more than $ 60 million to all 232 eligible Boston Marathon victim claimants on Saturday, as planned. Fund South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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Marathon Winner Gives Medal to City of Boston

Marathoners spend countless hours training to compete in races, and for elite runners like Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa, the goal is to come away with the medal for top finisher. But compelled by the tragedy that claimed three lives and injured hundreds of others after he won the 2013 Boston Marathon, Desisa gave that medal he worked to win to the city Sunday. Desisa honored Boston in a ceremony on Boston Common shortly after the completion of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) 10K, the first BAA event since the Boston Marathon Bombings. “We promise next year, in 2014, we will return to Boston to show the world that our commitment to sport, our commitment to our freedom is stronger than any act of violence,” said Desisa Sunday through a letter he wrote translated into English. Desisa added that “sports should never be used as a battleground” and offered his “heartfelt condolences” to those who were gravely impacted by the bombings. Mayor Thomas Menino was on hand to accept the medal from Desisa and thanked him for his generosity. “Thank you for your symbol of gratitude to help us,” he said. Watch the video above for more. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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