Jason Draut, Cristin Marona and Mark Totten Prepare to run 120th Boston Marathon® on Behalf of Many Hopes

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BOSmarathon–On April 18, 2016 nearly 30,000 runners will start the running of the 120th
®. The 26.2-mile route extends through Hopkinton, Ashland,
Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline and Boston. Through an
entry provided by John Hancock, Draut,
and Totten
will be running for Many
, an organization that rescues children from poverty and abuse
and raises them with an imagination for justice and the tools to act on

WHAT: 120th Boston Marathon
WHO: Many Hopes Volunteers – Jason Draut, Cristin Marona and Mark Totten


WHEN: Monday, April 18th, 2016
WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts

“Many Hopes is proud to have been chosen to participate in John
Hancock’s Charity Partners program for the 2016 Boston Marathon,” stated
Many Hopes founder Thomas
. “Our team of three charity runners is raising over $46,000
which will go directly toward building classrooms in our first school
for 900 children in Kenya. We are honored that Jason, Cristin and Mark
are running on behalf of Many Hopes in one of the world’s most
prestigious events. Their incredible donation of a marathon run and all
that it entails will leave a lasting impact for many years to come.”

Each year John Hancock donates guaranteed entries to select nonprofits,
which use these entries to recruit individual runners to raise money for
their cause. Last year, John Hancock nonprofit runners raised more than
$10 million for over 140 different local organizations. For over 30
years John Hancock has been the principal sponsor of the Boston
Marathon®. The Company’s continued support of the Boston Athletic
Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures that the
race will continue to be a world-class event and an important facet of
Boston’s culture and heritage.

Approximately 500,000 spectators line the 26.2-mile course annually,
making the Marathon New England’s most widely viewed sporting event,
according to estimates by police and public safety officials from the
eight cities and towns along the route. Use #RunBold to tweet about the
event and follow the runners.

About Many Hopes

Many Hopes is a long-term strategic solution to extreme poverty. We
rescue girls and boys from abusive situations and raise them with an
imagination for justice and the tools to act on it. We provide loving
homes, excellent education, and legal advocacy to raise networks of
influential adults equipped to defeat the poverty they were born into.
Our innovative “Justice Framework” is being piloted in Kenya before
replication. Each project is 100% self-sustaining in 10 years. For more
information, visit www.manyhopes.org
or follow on FaceBook
or Twitter @many_hopes.


Tracy Wemett, +1-617-939-3631
Wheeler, +1-617-572-0315