Shawn Ducrow, of Amesbury, will run in the 2019 Boston Marathon to raise money for the Northeast Arc.

Ducrow, a biomed technician at Fresenius Medical Care, commented on his mission. “As a health care provider, I work with vulnerable populations: medically compromised, impoverished, people with developmental disabilities,” Ducrow said. “Often times, they don’t know what their choices are because they are underrepresented or uninformed. It is important to me to make sure my patients are educated and informed, to be a voice in their own treatments. Inclusion to me means having a voice, being a self-advocate in their care.”

Ducrow’s wife, Jessica, works for the Northeast Arc. “I am proud to be a part of the first Northeast Arc marathon team and to represent an agency that is such a great resource and part of the community,” he said.

While this is Ducrow’s first Boston Marathon, he has run the Bay State Marathon in Lowell twice. He joined the Winner’s Circle Running club to help train and also created an “informal” network for his wife and some of their friends.

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