Team Maria Running Weekend
Team Maria Running Weekend consists of a Half Marathon on Sunday, October 13th and a 10K on Monday, October 14th.The Team will raise money for the Maria Griffin Drury Pediatric Fund at Joslin Diabetes Center. If you are interested in supporting the team, you can do so on this page or by contacting Martha Andrews at 617-309-2534.
A note from Maria's parents:
Maria Griffin Drury was a truly wonderful little girl who will always be remembered by everyone who knew her. She had a loving personality, a great sense of humor and the most beautiful smile you've ever seen. She was a first-grader who loved school and who brightened the day of everyone she met.
Maria was blessed with many gifts, but sadly, good health was not one of them. She died on December 27, 2000 just a month after her seventh birthday. She touched a lot of people in her short life, and those who knew her have fond memories and stories to tell.
When she died, Maria's family and friends established a permanent, endowed fund at the Joslin Diabetes Center in her honor. The Maria Griffin Drury Pediatric Fund supports Joslin's Pediatric Unit, directed by her doctor and friend, Dr. Lori Laffel. We feel this is a wonderful way to keep Maria's memory alive while supporting Lori's work in the field of type 1 diabetes.
Thank you for your generosity in support of the Maria Griffin Drury Pediatric Fund. Your effort helps keep alive the memory and spirit of a great little girl who is lovingly remembered by all who knew her.
Kate Griffin and Jim Drury