Support the NBP 2017 Boston Marathon Team!
National Braille Press is honored to have Marissa Sullivan and Ilana Meyer run 26.2 miles for braille literacy! Meet our runners:
Marissa Sullivan has been involved with National Braille Press for a year and a half as part of NBP's PR team, O'Neill & Associates, promoting NBP's mission, publications, and events.
Growing up in Hingham, MA, Marissa dreamed of one day running the Boston Marathon. She recently started running as a hobby and has previously completed a half marathon. She is a graduate of Loyola University in Maryland.
As Marissa shares, she "has seen the remarkable things NBP has accomplished to further promote braille literacy. Knowing that the funds I raise will help promoted a tool that allows blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs will help motivate me to get to the finish line."
Ilana Meyer has run the Boston Marathon once before in 2015 and is excited to be running those 26.2 miles again on behalf of National Braille Press. Ilana completed her undergrad degree at Bates College in Maine where she was first introduced to the legendary Boston Marathon. She resides in Minnesota and has recently earned her Master's degree in Public Health.
Ilana volunteers her time reading to young patients at the Mayo Clinic. Experiencing the power of literacy firsthand has led her to believe that "We as a society have a moral obligation to ensure that every child has access to books… I hope to aid in raising awareness and participate in a small way to work towards improving literacy for blind children."
National Braille Press is proud to be a partner of the John Hancock 2017 Marathon Non-Profit Partnership Program.