Welcome to Justin's page
We are closing in on race day! Thank you for taking the time to read up on my story and why I chose to raise donations for Tedy's Team. This foundation and marathon are dear to me as my family has a history in both. My mother passed away 3 years ago due to a hemorrhagic stroke, and my brother is a survivor of an ischemic stroke from 6 years ago. I also have family members with heart complications. The Boston Marathon was run and won by an ancestor, Tom Longboat, in 1907. If you knew my mother, you can guarantee she would be at the finish line screaming for all the finishers and getting to know Tedy's Team and their families. This cause helps raise awareness on the steps to help anyone who may be having a stroke and help after a stroke with the "Comeback assistance" program.
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.
Tedy's Team participates in the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, and this year's travel event is Duke City Race Weekend in New Mexico!
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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