Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, other runners raise money for Boston Marathon victims, leave for race

PHOENIX - A group of Arizona runners led by Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema are headed to Boston for this year's Boston Marathon.

The group got in one final run early Thursday morning, and while the runners say they are ready to take on the 26.2 mile race, they still have some work to do to accomplish their real goal.

"We want to raise money for the victims of the Boston bombing. We've raised nearly $40,000 for three different charities so far and we are still accepting any donations for One Fund Boston," Sinema said.

Sinema says she decided to run in the Boston Marathon after seeing and hearing about what happened last year.

"I was sitting in a meeting when the first images came on TV and when I saw them I had to stop the meeting. When I got back to Arizona and met with the girls I run with, I just felt that we had to do something," said Sinema.

Three people were killed and more than 230 people were injured after a series of explosions right at the finish line.

To try and help out the victims of the Boston bombing, the Arizona runners are raising money for One Fund Boston.

So far the group has raised around $15,000 for One Fund Boston and more than $20,000 for the Martin Richards Foundation.

8-year-old Martin Richards was the youngest victim of the Boston bombing. 

Since the bombings, One Fund Boston has raised more than $60 million for the victims of the Boston bombing.

Sinema and the rest of her group will run in the marathon on Monday, April 21st.

If you are interested in donating to One Fund Boston or Team Sinema you can make an online donation here .

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