(courtesy - Colleen Smith)

BBC Hosting Fundraiser To Benefit Girl With Lupus

Team Michaela Smith will be holding a Boston Marathon Fundraiser on Wednesday, March 9 from 4 p.m. until closing at the British Beer Company on Littleton Road.

(courtesy - Colleen Smith)

(courtesy – Colleen Smith)

The event is organized by Colleen Smith, the mother of a young girl named Michaela.

In the past year, Michaela has been to the Boston Children’s Hospital 73 times for her rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, not including four days of hospitalization for other issues.

Colleen was diagnosed with similar issues in 2009 and now hopes to inspire Michaela by running in the Boston Marathon while also raising money for future treatments.

More information on Colleen’s fundraising efforts is available at http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/colleensmith