Breanne Diorio

Experienced brand content creator with a focus on community programs and corporate sponsorships. Typical projects include: ad copy, blog articles, website content creation, corporate social media copy.

#RunBold | Extra Mile

The Boston Marathon is more than one day in April, and the road to the finish line is much longer than 26.2 miles. On that third Monday in April, runners arrive at the start line prepared to finish a journey months, maybe years, in the making. A journey marked along the way with hurdles and achievements: ‘7 miles at 5am on a 23 degree January morning’ or ‘Fundraising Fatigue sets in ’, and the infamous, ‘Heartbreak Hill training’. Everyone has something that keeps them going, and when that ‘some

MLK Summer Scholars: It’s Talent Show Time! | Extra Mile

As is tradition, this past week’s final Mayor Menino Leadership Forum gave Scholars an opportunity to showcase their creative sides at the annual talent show! Before the singing and dancing kicked off, Abrigal Forrester, Director of Community Action for Madison Park Development, gave the Scholars some parting words of wisdom. Through the telling of his own personal journey from honor roll to prison, Forrester imparted in the audience the importance of remaining committed to the trajectory this

The Light of Dawnn | Extra Mile

On August 23, 2014, Boston lost a shining star. Dawnn Ashley Jaffier was tragically killed as a result of gun violence on her way to a neighborhood party. At the young age of 26, Dawnn was considered a cherished member of Boston’s non-profit community, holding direct service positions at the West End House, Playworks, City Year and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. She understood firsthand the important role non-profit organizations play within a community and created a life devoted to giving

PROUD to be from John Hancock | Extra Mile

If you have spent any time in downtown Boston over the past few weeks you probably noticed some seasonal décor- of the rainbow variety! In celebration of Boston Pride Week, June 5th-14th,  brightly colored flags of all shapes and sizes were hung from residential and corporate buildings across the city- including John Hancock’s Back Bay and Seaport offices. Boston Pride encourages people to embrace our community’s diversity and promotes unity amongst all identities- a similar mission to that of J

Best Buddies in Action: A Chat with our own Dudley Williams | Extra Mile

Best Buddies in Action: A Chat with our own Dudley Williams Best Buddies is a global volunteer movement and non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The Best Buddies Jobs program was started to meet the needs of one of the organization’s founding pillars- integrated employment. This past October John Hancock was lucky enough to be matched with Dudley Williams, a dedicated employee who is now a Marketing Coordinato

There’s Only One Boston | Extra Mile

Do you remember your first Boston Marathon? Maybe you watched it on television or from a lawn chair perched atop Heartbreak Hill. Maybe you donned a volunteer jacket and passed overflowing cups of water to thirsty runners in Ashland. Or maybe, you trained through months of cold and snow to run the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston yourself. Whenever that was, wherever you were, it is not an experience you are likely to forget. First held in 1897, the Boston Marathon is the oldest annually run