Boston Wedding DJ to Run 2013 Boston Marathon to Support Arlington Non-Profit The Children's Room

Boston wedding DJ John Dudley will run his first Boston Marathon in 2013 as part of The Children's Room Miles & Memories Marathon Team. DJ John Dudley Entertainment is committing a $1 donation for each new Facebook page "Like" through Dec. 25, 2012.
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Dec. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- This week, John Dudley of DJ John Dudley Entertainment, was chosen as one of only eight individuals who will run in the 2013 Boston Marathon as part of the Miles & Memories Team on behalf of The Children’s Room.

The Children’s Room (TCR), based in Arlington, is the largest independent non-profit in Massachusetts dedicated to supporting families who have suffered early loss. The mission of TCR is to help grieving children, teens, and families in local communities to go on living fully.

John Dudley filed an application with the organization several weeks ago and interviewed for the opportunity to run on the newest Miles & Memories Team. The Children’s Room has been granted eight bibs, or Marathon numbers, from the John Hancock Marathon Nonprofit Program for 2013. Final team selections were made by TCR this week.

In 2012, TCR received five bibs from the John Hancock sponsored program, through which the Miles & Memories runners raised a cumulative $50,000 for TCR. Because of their success last year, TCR received three additional bibs for 2013.

The Children’s Room envisions a world where death is recognized as an organic part of life; there are no societal obstacles in the natural expression of grief; children and their families who have suffered the death of a loved one are embraced by a safe and caring community that they can rely upon to help them cope with the grieving process; and these children are seen as models and teachers to others in reaffirming the fullness of life. TCR strives to achieve this vision through facilitated peer support groups for children, teens, and their families, public educational workshops and training about grief and loss to educators, counselors, and the like, and a teen performance troupe which supports each other and creates their own original performance art piece about grief in their lives.

“I am running in memory of my brother and father who have passed away, and hope to raise $7,500 and a great deal of awareness for this organization and the vital work it does for the children and families of many local communities,” said Dudley. “I’m humbled to be chosen as a member of the Miles & Memories team.”

DJ John Dudley Entertainment itself will commit a $1 donation to the cause for each new “Like” of its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TheBostonDJ between December 11 and December 25, 2012, up to $500.

We encourage you to learn more about The Children’s Room at http://www.childrensroom.org.
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