"Boston Strong" is a slogan that surfaced in the aftermath and reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013. Building upon that idea this commemorative icon was developed and buttons were created for use in local One Fund fundraisers.
One Fund Boston was formed by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino on April 16, 2013 with the purpose of helping those most affected by the tragic Marathon bombings. Through the overwhelming generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations from around the world, the Fund collected and distributed nearly $61 million in the first 75 days to over 230 individuals who were most affected. Since then, One Fund Boston has continued to be a resource for those who lost loved ones, survivors, and their families. The financial need continues for many, and especially for those who will need long-term care for prosthetics and other lifestyle modifications.
Donations to the One Fund can still be made here.