My Running Journey
My running journey started late in life. I was 49 years old and had never run a mile. A few friends that had run in the past challenged me to join them for a Disney 1/2 Marathon. My first training run I barely completed a mile. It was at that point I knew this was going to be a life changing journey. After seven months of training and a few 5ks, I completed my first 1/2 marathon. I wasn't sure if I was elated or exhausted but I knew I finished. As my journey continued I would seek out charity runs. What better way to give back while doing something I enjoy. There have been many other races since then but I am most proud to have finish the Marine Corp Marathon with my lifelong friend in honor of his father.
When they announced that Disneyland was bringing back the Run Disney Events I was excited. I have run many Run Disney events in Florida but never in California. I immediately went online to secure a spot with an official Run Disney charity partner. As a lifelong Patriots fan and having family and friends who have been taken away by heart disease or stroke, it was an easy choice to join Tedy's Team. I am proud to have been selected to join the team and look forward to many more miles to help stroke victims and their families.
Thank you 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. to learn more about who we are, please see our website, www.tedysteam.org.
We are honored to be part of runDisney Disneyland® race weekend! Back for the first time since 2017!
All of the events we participate in have 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.
For more information on what we do, visit www.tedysteam.org
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