Scott ran in this year's Boston Marathon and was only minutes from the finish line when tragedy struck.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
The Scott Rigsby Foundation has just launched Aid for Boston, a fundraising campaign through DonorDrive Social Fundraising software to help victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy. Scott Rigsby, author of "Unthinkable," lost his legs as the result of an accident at age 18 and went on to become the first double amputee using prosthetics to finish the grueling Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon in 2007. He has dedicated his life to inspiring possibilities in others facing loss of limb or mobility. Scott ran in this year's Boston Marathon and was only minutes from the finish line when tragedy struck.
Scott Johnson, Executive Director of The Scott Rigsby Foundation, ran with Rigsby during the event and explains the purpose of the “Aid for Boston” campaign: “The challenges these individuals will face emotionally and physically will not only affect them, but their families as well. We are seeking to help relieve the burden of the ongoing medical costs associated with rehabilitation and prosthetic support once they leave the hospital.
"The second, and maybe our largest calling, is for Scott Rigsby to be available to these individuals to help them during their transition and simply to walk with them through the journey ahead if they so desire.”
The Aid For Boston site through DonorDrive is up and available for receiving donations.
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The Aid for Boston campaign is through the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspire, inform and enable individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Learn more at ScottRigsbyFoundation.org
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