Tedy's Team

Updated:Feb 21,2017


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Tedy's Team - Raising Awareness Fighting StrokeTedy Bruschi suffered a stroke in February 2005 at the age of 31, just weeks after winning his third Super Bowl and days after returning from playing in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.  As he recovered, Tedy committed himself to being an advocate, spokesperson, and inspiration for stroke survivors in our area.

Tedy asked the American Stroke Association to work with him to create “Tedy’s Team,” a group of runners raising money for the American Stroke Association and training to complete the Boston Marathon® and the Falmouth Road Race. Their participation supports Tedy Bruschi’s fight against stroke and honors both the survivors and the loved ones lost to America’s No. 5 leading cause of death.
 Photo courtesy of Jeff Foley

In addition to the dollars being raised, an equally important issue for Tedy's Team is the increase in awareness of stroke and recognition of its warning signs. Tedy’s Team is striving to reach as many people as possible in its message of recognizing the warning signs and acting appropriate when seeing them -- calling 9-1-1 immediately.


Stroke Warning Signs:

Stroke is a medical emergency.  Know these warning signs of stroke and teach them to others.  Every second counts!

  • 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!  Time lost is brain lost!

 

2016 Boston Marathon® Team

The real finish line is an end to stroke.

While Tedy is excited to join us in raising awareness, and much-needed funds, to battle the number one cause of disability and the number three cause of death in the United States, he can’t do it alone.

He needs you to join “Tedy’s Team” and assist him at the line of scrimmage in the battle against stroke. By joining Tedy’s Team, you can be a part of the fight against stroke in several different ways. 

No matter how you choose to support Tedy’s Team, the important thing is that you make the choice to join the fight against stroke. 

Tedy Bruschi was a champion on the field and he continues to be off the field with his work in the community. He overcame great odds in his football career, and now in his personal encounter with stroke. You, too, can be a champion to everyone who’s faced or will face the debilitating effects of stroke.

Upcoming Events:  

  • Falmouth Road Race - Sun., Aug. 20, 2017 
    If you are interested in running the Falmouth Road Race, please fill out the commitment form or contact Elizabeth Perry at Elizabeth.perry@heart.org.
  • Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, D.C. - Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
    If you are interested in running the Marine Corps Marathon, please fill out the commitment form or contact Elizabeth Perry at elizabeth.perry@heart.org.
  • Boston Marathon® -- Mon., Apr. 16, 2018
    The application deadline for the 2017 Boston Marathon® was October 3rd. We are no longer accepting any applications at this time. If you are a qualified runner and getting your bib from the BAA or your company and would like to raise funds for the ASA, please contact Elizabeth Perry at Elizabeth.perry@heart.org or 781-373-4515 to obtain the Qualified Runner Commitment Form. Fundraising commitment for qualified runners is $2,000.
  • Kona 10K, Half or Full Marathon, Big Island, HI - Sun., June 24, 2018 
    If you are interested in running the Kona 10K, Half or Full Marathon, please fill out the commitment form or contact Elizabeth Perry.
  • 2017-2018 Trifecta
    Interested in running three races for Tedy's Team in one year? We have 10 trifecta spots (scheduled to change at any moment) available to run with Tedy's Team. Each trifecta spot is a guaranteed entry in the 2018 Boston Marathon. For more details, please see our 'Trifecta Options' below and contact Elizabeth Perry.

To get more information about running in one of these individual races as a member of Tedy's Team or our Trifecta options, contact Elizabeth Perry.
 


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