Fraternity brothers step up to honor Ryan Shaw
Boston Globe - 03/31/2017
yan Shaw’s older brother, Connor, still cherishes a video featuring the pair working out together: Connor lifting weights, and Ryan riding a skateboard on a treadmill.
“The 5K itself is pretty ironic, because Ryan was never really a runner,” Connor, 23, said about the charity 5 kilometer run to honor his brother, who died of bacterial meningitis last May at age 18.
But when Josh Mader, a family friend, approached him about setting up the Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K Run, Connor agreed that organizing a community event to raise money for one of Ryan’s favorite charities would serve as a fitting tribute to his brother’s entrepreneurial spirit.