ROSLINDALE, Mass. | This April, Roslindale resident Ricardo Hernandez-Pinzon, 51, will take on his 10th Boston Marathon, this year lacing up to raise funds as a part of the YMCA of Greater Boston’s team.
“I am honored to help out an organization that has been such a big part of his life,” says Hernandez-Pinzon, a personal trainer at the West Roxbury YMCA and a longtime member of the Y.
All funds raised by Y Marathon team members will support the YMCA of Greater Boston’s teen programs. This past summer the YMCA of Greater Boston handed out more than 8,000 free three-month memberships to teens at our 13 branches with unlimited access. Most (almost all) teen programs that the YMCA offers are free and open to the community. Programs like Safe Dating and Cyber Bulling have also become staples at the Y, giving more than 1,000 teens the skills they need to make proper decisions. To support Hernandez-Pinzon, visit his fundraising page (http://www.crowdrise.com/YMCAGB2014BostonMarathon/fundraiser/ricardohernandezpinz).