By Fallon Keenan, Contributing Photographer
Northborough – This spring, students at the Lincoln Street School were encouraged to run one mile per day for the 26 days leading up to the April 15 Boston Marathon as a way to incorporate exercise into their daily lives, according to Patricia Rollins, a physical education instructor at the school. The program was due to conclude with a one-mile “Fun Run” on April 12 but had to be rescheduled to May 10, due to inclement weather.
But after so many were affected by the bombings at the marathon, the school's faculty decided to proceed with their event, but change its mission instead to that of a fundraiser for The One Fund, the central organization collecting monies for the victims of the tragedy. Students and families were encouraged to make donations of any amount. In addition, student Emily Spencer, the daughter of Cady and Jim Spencer, set up a lemonade stand and donated her proceeds to the fund.