Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Moomba Maniac Marathoner Returns to Boston Marathon 2014

Clermont Cancer Survivor to Return to Boston to Finish the Marathon


Friday, June 7, 2013
marathon runner
Moomba Boat owner Ed Geary, an employee of ABB's Power Products division in Lake Mary, Florida, is a recent cancer survivor who ran in the Boston Marathon this past April. Geary was 4/10 of a mile from the finish line when the bombs exploded and, unfortunately, was not able to finish the race. In support of Geary, his BU for Medium-Voltage Products has decided to support Geary by sponsoring him in next year's race. His BU was able to donate $2200 to help Geary finally cross the finish line next year.

The money will be donated to the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), a cause that Geary is passionate about. The AMAA not only supports the race (it was AMAA members who voluntarily work the medical tents for the marathon and it was AMAA members who courageously cared for the injured persons), but also supports The Youth Fitness Campaign which works to fight and prevent youth obesity in the United States. Over 30 percent of children (6-11) are overweight, while 17 percent are obese. These children are projected to remain unhealthy in adulthood with an increased risk of heart disease and Type II diabetes. This non-profit organization works hard to prevent this epidemic by encouraging children to take on a healthy lifestyle through fun and motivating programs.

2013 was Geary's first time competing in the Boston Marathon, and he is excited to return for the 2014 race. Geary will proudly be wearing his ABB racing shirt as he crosses the finish line next year.

ABB employs nearly 300 in Lake Mary, FL.

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