Scott Cronin can track his life along the Boston Marathon route. He grew up in Wellesley, went to Boston College, lived off of Beacon Street in Brookline and Hereford Street in Boston, with family and heritage along the whole trail. He now lives in Natick, a short walk’s distance from the route and is running his first Boston Marathon to benefit Boston Health Care for the Homeless.
Cronin first learned about BHCHP from a WCVB-TV Chronicle piece with Dennis Eckersley, whose brother had been homeless, and who became a strong supporter of the organization. Cronin attended their annual gala, and inspired by Tim Russert’s speech and quote, “The best exercise for the human heart is reaching down and picking someone else up," Cronin joined the BHCHP Community Outreach Board in 2010.
A marketing software executive at Aerva in Cambridge and father of three, Cronin has volunteered his time to spearhead numerous events that educate people about BHCHP and its mission, including community engagement events and fundraisers.
Cronin helped establish BHCHP’s Community Outreach Network of Boston-area professionals under 40, who help increase the nonprofit’s visibility, acquire advocates, and create fun, innovative ways to engage individuals and businesses in the organization’s mission. So far, he has raised more than $6,000 for the organization for his Marathon run.
“The BHCHP plays a vital role in the Boston Community - meeting the health needs of Boston's homeless individuals and families and reaching out to those who have ‘fallen down,’ said Cronin. “I am honored to be running on behalf of this noble organization.”
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Founded in 1985, BHCHP has evolved into the largest and most comprehensive health care for the homeless program in the country, delivering services to more than 12,000 homeless men, women and children a year at more than 80 shelters and sites. For more information, visit www.bhchp.org.