the bee foundation philadelphia marathon

Congratulations to The Bee Foundation’s Philadelphia Marathon Team

Congratulations to those that ran the Rothman 8K and Philadelphia Half and Full Marathons this past weekend. The Bee Foundation is proud of our two full marathon finishers (and marathon first timers!) Jason Birdsell and Ariel Rivera.

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Ariel and Jason before starting the 26.2 mile run.

We also greatly appreciate our half marathon finishers, Jodi Brown and Eileen Smith. Jodi Brown spoke about how running for a cause helped her get through her training: “I was honored to run the Philly Half Marathon for The Bee Foundation for the last two years. Knowing that I was running and raising money for such a great cause really helped to get me through on days when training got tough. It became much bigger than just beating my time. It was more about doing what I could to support an organization who is making a difference every single day in the lives of so many people who have been affected by brain aneurysms. Thanks, Bee Foundation, for all that you do!”

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Jodi Brown (left) with Maria Trethway

And finally, thank you and congratulations to our Rothman 8K teammates – Doug Kreszl, Jeremy Sichel, and Ian Smith! We also appreciate the essential support from our volunteers Doug Kreszl and Lenny Sedney.

With the support of all our runners, volunteers, and donors, we exceeded our goal and raised over $4,300 for brain aneurysm research and awareness.

Didn’t run, but still want to support brain aneurysm research? Donate now, or start your own fundraiser with The Bee Foundation.

Founded in May 2014, The Bee Foundation is a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the number of deaths caused by brain aneurysms through innovative research. For further information, contact us at

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