Dierks Bentley’s wife, Cassidy, is running the Boston Marathon today (April 17) to raise awareness and money for Safe Haven Family Shelter of Nashville, a non-profit organization that provides shelter to homeless families.
Cassidy’s Crowdrise.com page, where you can make a donation, has already raised more than $22,000 for Safe Haven.
Cassidy shared a lengthy post on Crowdrise.com about how important running has been to her since moving to Nashville 11 years ago, saying, in part: “It’s hard to overestimate how important running has been to me in the last decade. It helped me transition through so many life changes and adjustments, most of all to being a parent. Its given me time to myself that I need but don’t often get. It’s been both a meditative exercise and an escape, a way to be more present in my life and also a way to just zone out from it all when I needed to. I owe a lot to running.”
Yesterday (April 16) Dierks posted a pic on his Instagram account of himself and his kids decked out in “Wife Runs” t-shirts with the caption: “Here we go @cassrunsboston17! Your @bostonmarathon pit crew is ready to cheer you on! number one fans. CRUSH IT #beboston”
photo by Jason Simanek