Why I’m Running: Alyson Cannone is running Boston for The Herren Project in memory of Adam Cotugno

"Nobody should have to fight addiction alone."

Alyson Cannone. —Courtesy

In our “Why I’m Running” series, Boston Marathon runners share what’s inspiring them to make the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston on April 16, 2018. Are you running Boston? Here’s how to share your story on Boston.com.

Name: Alyson Cannone
Age: 28
From: South Boston
Bib #: 27051

I’m running the 2018 Boston Marathon as a member of The Herren Project charity team in memory of Adam Cotugno. There are so many individuals who are being impacted by addiction in one way or another, whether they are personally struggling with it themselves or know of someone who is. Nobody should have to fight addiction alone, and we want to do all that we can to provide resources to those individuals and their families. The Herren Project provides the assistance in taking the first steps towards recovery and a life of sobriety, educational programs and resources to increase awareness on the signs of addiction, and brings hope for a better tomorrow. The gift of support is unlike any other during recovery, and I am honored to be part of this family who is working to break down the stigma, beating addiction once and for all!


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