Thursday, April 14, 2016

#onebostonday #GiveBold

April 15th, 2015 marked the beginning of a new annual Boston tradition: One Boston Day. Each year, the day will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15th, 2013. How will you make a difference?

I sit here watching the sunset reflecting on the 3rd anniversary of 4/15/13. It's hard to believe that 3 years have passed since lives were forever changed here in Boston. The shock and being shaken to the core was felt around the world. Those events could have wrought a death and destruction far greater than what happened on Boylston Street but instead the very fiber of our City was woven back together with love, compassion, kindness, strangers caring for strangers, emergency responders and others wanting to help running toward the finish line and a resolve to be Boston Strong!

Three years later we are charged with giving bold and marking One Boston Day as a time to come together as a community and find ways to embody and practice the spirit of kindness and giving back what we in Boston experienced in the days, weeks and months following 4/15/13. I still have the outpouring of emails from friends from around the country who reached out to us offering love and support, many of whom I had not heard from in years.

My Facebook feed is beginning to fill with examples of how our City is giving bold.

Jim Carmody, VP & GM of Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, is pictured with Denise Comeau, Corporate Relations Manager, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. They are kicking off Seaport’s sock drive for BHCHP. Socks will be collected in the Seaport Hotel lobby now through April 29th as part of Seaport’s recognition of One Boston Day tomorrow #OneBostonDay.

Guests wishing to participate in the drive may purchase new white socks (at cost) in Seaport Provisions, Seaport’s lobby level gift shop.

Valet delivery -- Everyone is welcome to valet socks by driving up to the front door of the hotel; our doormen are happy to deliver them to the lobby! Let's fill that bin!

John Hancock is partnering with St. Francis House:
Find a new home for your used sneakers on Friday, April 15th. Donations for residents of St. Francis House will be accepted at the #BostonMarathon Jumbotron, at the intersection of Boylston & Exeter Streets, from 11am-2pm. #OneBostonDay

From Mayor Walsh:
Since its founding, Boston has served as a beacon of hope and strength for the rest of the world. On One Boston Day, we show the world that Boston’s flame burns as bright as ever.

Let us Give Bold and let our Spirits shine as brightly as ever -- tomorrow and throughout Boston Marathon Weekend.

To your health and wellness,

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