Sutton resident Wendy Kendrick has been running for 25 years, and she had no plans of stopping. Even after narrowly missing the explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon, she ran again in 2014 and 2015, with her 2015 performance earning her a qualification in this year’s marathon.
Wendy, a Project Manager at Framingham-based LFB USA, a sister company of rEVO Biologics, ran her best time at the 2013 Boston Marathon (3 hours, 28 minutes), crossing the finish line shortly before the bombings occurred and close enough to hear the explosion. With her family on the sidelines, the danger hit very close to home.
“Running is therapeutic for me,” Kendrick said. “I train alone, and I see long stretches on the road as my personal meditation time.”
This year, during her sixth Boston Marathon, Kendrick will use the pleasure she gets from running to contribute to a good cause: by raising money for the Preeclampsia Foundation. rEVO Biologics has agreed to match each dollar donated to Wendy’s fundraising efforts.
rEVO Biologics is a company focused on developing and commercializing medications for rare diseases like preeclampsia. For more information on the company, visit www.revobiologics.com.
“Because the cause of preeclampsia is unknown and the effects can be devastating, it’s so important to support this worthy cause,” Kendrick said. “Learning more about how to prevent and treat preeclampsia will help both mothers and babies.”
Wendy will also be recognized at the upcoming Boston Promise Walk for Preeclampsia (www.promisewalk.org/Boston) on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
To make a contribution to Wendy’s fundraising effort and follow her journey to the finish line, visit www.gofundme.com/WendyKendrick.