The Next 26

It’s Friday-so it’s High Five time! This week’s honor goes to The Next 26 of Boston.

The Next 26

The Organization: The Next 26 is a movement of people participating in 26 social, sporting, and service events to make Boston stronger and more united by Marathon 2014.

Ballgame Boston Strong Photo

The Mission:
To honor the heroes and victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon by building a vibrant community dedicated to serving our neighbors, celebrating our city, and strengthening our ties to each other.

Ballgame Heroes

The plan: The organizers will be hosting 26 events over the next 11 months, ending just before the 2014 Boston Marathon, with all proceeds donated to the One Fund Boston.

Boston Strong Logo

The kick-off event took place last night at the Mass Ave Tavern. It was a chance to meet and greet the founders, Chris Mathison and Nicholas Leydon. Cold beer, yummy apps, Next 26 t-shirts and lots of old friends coming together to support a worthy cause.

The Next 26 Mass Ave Tavern

The next event happens Sunday, June 23rd at the Lansdowne Pub. This is an all-day music event featuring live bands! $20 cover-all proceeds go directly to the One Fund.

The Next 26 Lansdowne Pub

The goal: To raise $100,000.00 of donated funds for the One Fund Boston, by Marathon Monday, 2014!

The One Fund

If you are interested in learning more, contributing some cash or just joining in the fun, click on the link to their website www.thenext26.org, their Facebook page or send a tweet to @thenext26. I will post blog updates as the events are scheduled, and you can check on the fund by clicking on the link on my blog.

So folks, remember to Raise a Glass. Raise Your Heart Rate. Raise Some Money. (for a great and worthy cause) Have a great-hopefully dry-weekend everyone!! Susan

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