marathon-16-finish-002In less than six months, our 2017 Boston Marathon team will be crossing the finish line on Boylston Street after months of training, fundraising and raising awareness for a cause that has personally touched each and every one of them. Each Fall, we are eager to announce our team and look forward to the months ahead that will lead up to them achieving their goals and completing the Super Bowl of all races – the Boston Marathon.

This year’s team consists of 41 runners, many of whom are stroke or heart survivors or caregivers. They are helping the American Stroke Association in the fight against stroke by raising money and awareness, while honoring loved ones in their lives who have been afflicted by heart disease and stroke.

marathon-16-start-176On February 15, 2005, just weeks after winning his third Super Bowl and days after playing in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, Bruschi suffered a stroke at the age of 31. As he recovered, Bruschi and his wife, Heidi, dedicated themselves to raising awareness of stroke and becoming advocates and inspirations for stroke survivors throughout Massachusetts, New England the country.

Since its inception in 2005, Tedy’s Team has raised over $4.5 million for stroke research and educational programs with the support and dedication of close to 1,100 participants. This year’s team is on track to raise $450,000. In addition to raising funds, Tedy’s Team continues to raise awareness of stroke and its warning signs and symptoms. For more information or to donate to Tedy’s Team, visit www.tedysteamdonations.com.

 

2017 Boston Marathon® Team Roster

Katie Foley                                                              Jocelyn Anderson

Paul Belsito                                                             Melissa Carleton

Brielle Cormier                                                       Jaclyn Grundy

Ned Hall                                                                   Jim Kasperik

Larissa LaFauci                                                      Lora Miele

Elizabeth Perry                                                      Anthony Pino

Allison Slattery                                                      Jeremy Woodward

Nate Fluet                                                               Melissa Gorman

Christopher Butts                                                  Amy Hill

Elizabeth Iorio                                                        Michael Lawrence

Jaclyn Curley                                                          Christine Pelletier

Dani Holmes-Kirk                                                   Dennis Drouin, Jr.

Bernadette McAvoy                                                Katie Curran

Christa Ayer                                                            Kim Spellacy

Paula Hertello                                                         Wyatt Kelley

Craig Ornell                                                             Ivy Casavant

Abbey Chesna                                                        Matthew Matulis

Brendan Sweeny                                                    Kim Chadwell

Jack Cowell                                                            Christine Doherty

Beth Whipple                                                          Carly Papish

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Know the Warning Signs of Stroke:

Stroke is a medical emergency. Know the warning signs of stroke and teach them to others.

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you experience symptoms. Every second counts!

The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association is a member of the B.A.A Official Charity Program for the 2017 Boston Marathon®.