Stoughton’s Joe Rossi is running this year’s Boston Marathon to bring “HOPe” to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Rossi is looking to raise money for the House of Possibilities in Easton (HOPe).
As Rossi explains in an email sent to supporters, the House of Possibilities, located on Route 138 in Easton near Stonehill College, brings “encouragement and compassion to children and adults living with developmental disabilities. They endeavor to offer these individuals opportunities to pursue a variety of activities individually and in small groups. They will always focus on the individual and help them to enjoy life to the fullest. They are committed to provide high-quality support, and robust programming.”
Rossi, 32, is a graduate of (class of ’97) and was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He is a veteran of the war in Iraq.
His mother, Roseanne Rossi, is a Library Assistant at Stoughton High.
Joe has been training for this marathon run, running four times a week. His training program has him running more than 600 miles prior to the Boston Marathon, a 26.2-mile race.
“I’m extremely excited to be able to participate in such a great event,” Rossi writes in the email.
He will be running for the House of Possibilties (HOPe) 2012 Boston Marathon Team called “Delivering HOPe.” He has a personal fundraising goal of $5,000.
Rossi is one of ten Stoughton residents running in this year’s Boston Marathon ().
The 2012 Boston Marathon takes place on Patriots’ Day—Monday, April 16.
More information about the House of Possibilities can be found at www.houseofpossibilities.org.