Welcome to Jim Kasperik's Fundraising Page
It is hard to imagine that in has been six years since my Dad passed away. In many ways the year has felt much, much longer. I think about him many times daily and still think to myself that I should just pick up the phone and give him a call. The fact is, I cannot do that and it still breaks my heart. He was the leader of our family, but I know he would be proud of how my Mom, Sister, and I have lived our lives since he passed.
Just a few days after he passed, I wrote a note to myself and put it inside my night stand drawer. The words simply stated – “Do Something for Dad.” I was not sure what that meant at the time or what I wanted to do, my only thought was to do something that would honor him on a continual basis…to do something that he would be proud of. Little did I know that my selection to be a part of Tedy’s Team for the 2015 Boston Marathon would lead me to finding my passion.
The inspirational stories I heard from teammates and the friendships I developed from being a member of the team over the last five years have made a huge impact on my life. I now realize that I found exactly what I should be “Doing for My Dad.” Over the last six years I have raised over $85,000 for my passion in raising stroke awareness and I intend to continue utilizing my passion to raise funds through Tedy’s Team.
Thanks for your donation!!!
The mission of Tedy's Team is to raise awareness for stroke and heart disease while supporting survivors on their journey, giving them a means for a comeback!
Tedy's Team was originally founded in 2005, when Tedy Bruschi, former linebacker for the New England Patriots suffered a stroke shortly after winning his 3rd Super Bowl and just days after returning from his first Pro Bowl.
We are honored to be part of the Offical Charity Program of the Boston Marathon and the Numbers for NonProfits Program at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race for 15 years. The Boston Athletic Association and the NBFRR have allowed us to utilize their platforms to elevate the awarenss of the warning signs of stroke, which are best remembered by using the acronym BE FAST, which stands for:
- Balance Difficulties
- Eyesight Changes
- Face Drooping
- Arm Weakness
- Speech Difficulties - and if you notice any of those warning signs, it's...
- TIME TO CALL 9-1-1.
Should you ever have any questions about your donation, please reach out to Elizabeth@TedysTeam.org.
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