Ellen's Fundraising Page for the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I am running the 2023 New York City Marathon in honor of my dad, Tom Buckley.
My dad grew up in Queens, NY and often got lost running the streets of the city. He ran 13 NYC marathons and loved sharing stories from the race with my sister and me. For example, every race he wore a red tank with his nickname "BUCKO" across the front. He decribed how the crowd cheering "GO BUCKO" gave him the extra push in the last few miles of the marathons.
My dad died suddenly of a heart attack in 2010 when I was 17 years old. One thing I got from my dad was his love of running, and have run a handful of marathons and ultra marathons, but never the NYC marathon. Words can't convey how meaningful it would be for me to follow in his footsteps through the five boroughs, and finish the NYC marathon. I am raising money for Tedy's team, an amazing organization that supports stroke and heart disease research.
Thanks for your support,
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. to learn more about who we are, please see our website, www.tedysteam.org.
We are honored to be part of the Official Charity Program of the TCS NYC Marathon for 2023.
New York Road Runners has allowed us to utilize their platform to elevate the awareness 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.
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting
- Jaw, neck of back pain
- Discomfort or pain in the arm or shoulder
- Shortness of breath
Should you ever have any questions about your donation, please reach out to Elizabeth@TedysTeam.org.
Donations to Tedy's Team are non-refundable and fully tax deductible.
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