Susan Laughlin
Susan Laughlin's Fundraiser

I am running the 2019 Boston Marathon to raise money for The Price Center

$6,145 towards $10,000

On Monday, April 15, 2019 I will be running my first Boston Marathon! This has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I am excited to be running and raising money to support The Price Center. What motivates me to run 26.2 miles? My brother, Ted, my three children, and the opportunity to raise money for The Price Center.

My brother Ted, the youngest of seven children, has Down Syndrome. Growing up with Down Syndrome did not define Ted. It is simply what made him unique. He was like any other boy growing up - he played sports, went to school, joked around, and enjoyed life. Still, to this day, Ted plays in The Kevin Clancy Basketball Tournament and we still go to cheer him on. Ted has positively shaped me in ways that he cannot imagine.

Running for The Price Center is very near and dear to my heart because I know that every donation my friends and family make is going to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For forty years, families in the greater Boston area have relied on The Price Center for day habilitation, employment, and residential programs for their loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These programs foster clients' self-confidence and maximize their physical, emotional, and intellectual capabilities.

I am a busy mom to three wonderful children and also have my own physical therapy practice-Optimal Fit PT. Knowing that I can help make a difference in someone's life, by raising money for The Price Center, motivates me to lace up my sneakers every day to train and finish The Boston Marathon! Please help me surpass my goal of $10,000 and make a donation to The Price Center. Every donation will make a difference!

My brother Ted at the New York Mets practice

My three wonderful children

Family and friends at the Paddy's Road Race


My son Jack and I


My family and I on vacation


My daughter Shannon and I


My brother Ted and I when we were younger