Running for a cause: Local woman raises money for preeclampsia awareness at Boston Marathon

Post On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 By Wendy

Running for a cause: Local woman raises money for preeclampsia awareness at Boston Marathon

Sutton resident Wendy Kendrick has been running for 25 years, and she had no plans of stopping after narrowly missing the explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Wendy, a Project Manager at Framingham-based LFB USA, a sister company of rEVO Biologics, ran her best time that year (3 hours, 28 minutes), crossing the finish line shortly before the bombings occurred and close enough to hear the explosion. With her family on the sidelines, the danger hit very close to home.

But she ran again in 2014 and 2015, with her 2015 performance earning her a qualification in this year’s marathon.

“Running is therapeutic for me,” Kendrick said. “I train alone, and I see long stretches on the road as my personal meditation time.”

But this year, during her sixth Boston Marathon, Kendrick will use the pleasure she gets from running to contribute to a good cause, and she will be raising money for the Preeclampsia Foundation. rEVO Biologics has agreed to match each dollar donated to Wendy’s fundraising efforts.

rEVO Biologics is a company focused on developing and commercializing medications for rare diseases like preeclampsia. For more information on the company, visit

 “Because the cause of preeclampsia is unknown and the effects can be devastating, it’s so important to support this worthy cause,” Kendrick said. “Learning more about how to prevent and treat preeclampsia will help both mothers and babies.”

To support Wendy’s fundraising effort, visit

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