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Ward's Gifts Owner Running 2014 Boston Marathon for Spaulding Rehab

The marathon will be Donald Cranley’s first.

Donald Cranley. Courtesy photo.
Donald Cranley. Courtesy photo.

The following was submitted by Donald Cranley, of Melrose. Cranley owns Ward’s Gifts in Medford Square.

Name: Donald Cranley

Age: 49

Goal: This is my first marathon ever, but I am aiming to finish in under 4 hours.

Reason for running: The events of last year’s really inspired me to run for those that could not. I am running for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, whom helped so many victims from last year’s tragedy.

Fundraising link: www.crowdrise.com/spaulding2014bostonmarathon/fundraiser/donaldcranley

More: Running is fairly new to me. I started running a couple years ago, short distances through Melrose Boot Camp. The owner/trainer Joy Fay really encouraged me to run more, so it is amazing that I have gone from not running to running the marathon in such a short time.

The 129 Medford Residents Running the 2014 Boston Marathon >>
Diana C. April 04, 2014 at 07:34 AM
Best of luck!!!
Theresa & Linda Turino April 04, 2014 at 07:38 AM
We will be cheering you on!

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