Simonton Employee Runs Boston Marathon for War Veterans
Joan Gates achieved a “once in a lifetime goal” of running in the 2008 Boston Marathon on April 21. Along the way she gained the support of her fellow Simonton Windows workers and more than $12,000 in contributions to support the non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops.
Gates completed the 112th Boston Marathon in 5 hours and 23 minutes. The 26.1-mile marathon, started in 1896, winds throughout Massachusetts and concludes in downtown Boston.