Miles for Miracles

The Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians are co-sponsoring a charity marathon run from Boston to New York to raise money for The American Wheelchair Mission; a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchair and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults who are without mobility or means to acquire a wheelchair.

The marathon will be run by 68 year old Tom McGrath. In 1977, Tom broke the Trans-Am world record, running from New York to San Francisco in 53 days. He became a staple in New York for running six marathons in six days, year after year, to bring shoes to kids in need. He was the winner of the very first 24-hour race in Ireland and in 1996 was chosen as a torch bearer for the Olympic Games.

The run will begin in Boston on December 1, arriving in NYC on December 8 and include stops in Worcester, MA and Stafford Springs, Hartford, New Haven and Stratford CT.

Those wishing to donate to the run should visit The American Wheelchair web site at Please be sure to put “Boston to NYC Run” on the note line of your check.

Additional information on the run can be obtained by Frank Kearney at 203.980.9324 or at or Jamie Hamilton at 646.406.5804 or at