Yesterday, we experienced a horrific tragedy with the attacks on the 117th Boston Marathon. I am confident in the resiliency and strength of Massachusetts and its residents and I know we will overcome this tragedy. As some of you know we have a team of dedicated runners as part of Tedy’s Team, who raise not only funds but awareness for stroke. We have always been close to the finish line to cheer on our runners with Tedy Bruschi and his family; and yesterday was no different so the events have touched very close to home. I am happy to say that all of our runners and staff are physically safe; emotionally I am sure it will take some time.
In the coming days, more details will emerge. Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and all those who were affected by these horrible acts. We cannot thank the first responders as well as the volunteers, runners, and spectators who rushed to aid the victims at the scene enough and who showed their capacity to sacrifice their own needs to help others.
We are sad that we experienced unbelievable horror and great sadness on a day when we come together to celebrate victory and witness the most prestigious race, the Boston Marathon. Now is our time to come together, to show our strength as a Commonwealth, to show our resilience and to work together.