As a way to cope with the grief of her father’s unexpected passing, Elizabeth Trask '08 is running one marathon in each state plus the District of Columbia.
“I’m doing this to remember my dad, to honor my dad and to benefit the Center for Grieving Children that’s in Portland, Maine,” said Trask. “I went there when I lost my dad to support group sessions and it helped me significantly and the people were very welcoming there and they’re still very supportive of me, of my journey.”
Since 2008 Trask has completed 32 marathons and raised almost $1,000 for the Center. By the end of her journey she aims to have raised $5,100 — an amount that symbolizes her father’s age, as he was 51 at the time of his death.