Loren's Badass Chick: Jill Scangas

She's running the Boston Marathon on Monday!

April 13, 2018
Loren's Badass Chick

Jillian Scangas with David Ortiz

This week's Badass Chick is Jill Scangas, a Cambridge resident who is running her very first Boston Marathon on Monday in support of the David Ortiz Children's Fund. 

Jill was at the marathon five years watching her cousin cross the finish line. Just minutes later, she was downstairs at The Pour House when chaos broke out, and she was forced to exit through the back door and then walk all the way home to the North End. Obviously, being witness to that rocked her world and she made a pact with herself that she would run the marathon by her 30th birthday...which just so happens to be next weekend. So she got to work. Jill was never a runner growing up, but she started doing half-marathons and eventually joined the Pinch Run for Papi team which benefits the David Ortiz Children's Fund. Her training has been going really well, and so has her fundraising, since she was able not just reach her $7500 goal, but beat it. All of the money raised goes to kids in New England and the Dominican Republic who are in need of life-saving surgeries. 

I love that Jill set a challenge for herself and is following through with it -- not to mention the fact that it's a great way to honor the city of Boston and take care of people who need help the most. Good luck, Jill (and happy birthday)! 


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