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Team Hoyt 2012 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: HOYT FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: HOYT FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Kristen Miller

THE STORY:

I am incredibly honored to be running my first ever marathon with Team Hoyt.   Please read the story below, try not to cry when you watch the video, and donate as generously as you are able.  Just a little bit of love goes a long way (way more than 26.2 miles).

THANK YOU!

Kristen

 

HOYT FOUNDATION wrote -

Rick Hoyt was born in 1962 to Dick and Judy Hoyt.  During child birth, Rick's umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck cutting off the supply of oxygen to Rick's brian.  He was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.  Doctors advised Dick and Judy to institutionalize Rick because he was a vegetable.  Dick and Judy refused and brought Rick home.

Dick and Judy could tell that Rick could comprehend his surroundings even though the medical doctors continued to insist Rick was a vegetable.  In 1972, the Hoyt's took a second mortgage on their home, borrowing $5,000.  They paid that amount to a group of skilled engineers at Tufts University that built an "interactive computer" for Rick.  Rick was able to see the letters of the alphabet and select the ones he wanted by pressing a pad on the headrest of his wheelchair with his head, the only part of his body he can move voluntarily.  The first words Rick ever "spoke" were "Go Bruins!"  The Boston Bruins were in the Stanley Cup that year and it turned out Rick was a Bruins fan.

In the spring of 1977, Rick told his dad that he wanted to compete in a 5 mile road race to help raise money for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident.  Dick, a non-runner pushed Rick for the full 5 miles, and they finished next to last.  Later that night, Rick typed "Dad, when I'm running, it feels like I'm not handicapped."  And that is when it all started.

To date, Team Hoyt has finished 240 triathlons, 6 Ironman distance triathlons, 92 half marathons, 69 marathons, 32 Falmouth 7.1 milers, have a marathon PR of 2:40:47 and half marathon PR of 1:21:12.  They are two of only 25 total members of the Ironman Hall of Fame, carried the Olympic torch in 1996 and rode a bike from Santa Monica, CA to Boston Harbor in 45 consecutive days.

Last August, the Hoyt's received an e-mail from Boston Bruins' defenseman Andrew Ference that read, "I wanted to let you know that the Boston Bruins watched and were inspired by your video prior to our Stanley Cup victory.  It would be my honor to meet you and have you join me in Boston during my day with the Stanley Cup."  And they did.

On Monday, April 16, 2012, Dick and Rick Hoyt will be running their 30th Boston Marathon.  They will be joined by a team of 40 carefully selected athletes from Australia, Canada and across the United States to form the 2012 Team Hoyt Boston Marathon Team.  The team will be runningt to raise money for the Hoyt Foundation, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) charity whose purpose is help integrate handicapped people into everyday activities so they may live fruitful and productive lives.

None of the funds raised go to administration of the Hoyt Foundation as it is 100% run by volunteers.  The Hoyt Foundation gives gifts each year of $25,000 to the Easter Seals of MA.  summer camp programs, to Children's Hospital Boston- Augmentative Communication Enhancement Program,  and to the Elm Hill Center in Brookfield, MA. The Foundation also makes various donations to camps for the disabled and therapuetic horseback organizations in the Massachusetts area.

This years team is made possible by our generous sponsor and principal sponsor of the Boston MArathon, John Hancock.  We are very fortunate to be coached again this year by three time Boston Marathon Champion, former No. 1 ranked marathoner in the world, New York City Marathon Champion, Berlin Marathon Champion and former world record holder Uta Pippig.

Our team of both qualified and chairty runners have set a fundraising goal of $200,000 which would eclipse our former record by $75,000.  Please give generously as our runners train, sweat, hurt and raise funds for the Hoyt Foundation, Inc.  The Hoyt Foundation, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) charity.  Checks can be made payable to the Hoyt Foundation, Inc. and mailed to 241 Mashapaug Road, Holland, Massachusetts 01521.

$5,093

MONEY RAISED
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    $50

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    $500

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    $50

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    $100

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    $50

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    $40

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    $25

  • The Buckles

    $100

  • The Tapkens

    $50

  • Craig & Carole MacDonald

    $100

  • Marla Monroe

    $100

  • Ryan

    $50

  • Grant & Terri Jones

    $100

  • BB

    $20

  • Shanna Vilven

    $50

  • Sarah Wigdor

    $25

  • Audrey McGinn

    $50

  • Vic and Debbi Lewis

    $50

  • Manley

    $25

  • Jayson Lorenzo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Anonymous

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  • Mike Gonzales

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  • Mike Gonzales

    $50

  • Brigid Rice

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  • Anonymous

    $10

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kristen Miller

    $20

  • Todd Samuels

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

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    $20

  • Ellie Goren/Richard Greyson

    $25

  • Eric Delgadillo

    $40

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    $15

  • Claudia and Andrew

     

  • Coleg

    $30

  • Rebecca Merritt

     

  • J S Miller

    $100

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    $20

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    $20

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    $30

  • Taylor & Jordan Semingson

    $40

  • Glen Hunsaker

    $20

  • Kathy Diamond

    $50

  • Johnny Vermillion

    $40

  • James E. McElroy

    $200

  • Robert Miller

    $20

  • Team Justice Ruth Battersupsberg

     

  • The Cohens

    $100

  • The Caddells

    $60

  • My awesome friends

    $545

  • Grandma and Grandpa Jones

    $100

  • Erin Doyle

    $50

  • Diane Vinh

     

  • Maria Barker

    $50

  • Travis

    $30

  • Ginny Mies

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  • Lauren Passmore

    $30

  • John Ismay

    $152

  • Grandma Heather, Uncle Rod & Aunt Val

    $50

  • Mike and Martha

    $30

  • Garage Sale

    $227

  • Louanne Tamagni

    $20

  • LEAH NEWMAN

    $54

  • Marla Monroe

    $50

  • The McCarthy Family

    $100

  • The Buckles

    $100

  • Steve & Brandon Methey

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  • jean and dan goulding

    $50

  • Babs and Eric Fletcher

    $50

  • Lencha

    $30

  • Jenn Kish

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  • Max Armstrong

    $20

  • Steve Gilliland

    $119

  • Steve Pirates

    $50

  • Grace Rusk

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $18

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102% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $222,904 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ian Duffy

Amount Raised

$12,729

 

127% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kellyn Gowen

Amount Raised

$10,527

 

175% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tammy Stapleton

Amount Raised

$9,567

Fundraiser Title

Jim Pathman

Amount Raised

$9,030

Fundraiser Title

Trish Newsom

Amount Raised

$8,398

 

168% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Maureen Hayes

Amount Raised

$8,265

 

165% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Famiglietti

Amount Raised

$8,216

 

164% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chuck Wagner

Amount Raised

$8,007

 

160% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $18

8 years ago

Grace Rusk

Grace Rusk

DONATION: $25

8 years ago

Steve Pirates

Steve Pirates

DONATION: $50

8 years ago

Steve Gilliland

Steve Gilliland

DONATION: $119

8 years ago

Max Armstrong

Max Armstrong

DONATION: $20

Good luck. 8 years ago

Jenn Kish

Jenn Kish

DONATION: $50

8 years ago

Lencha

Lencha

DONATION: $30

:) 8 years ago

Babs and Eric Fletcher

Babs and Eric Fletcher

DONATION: $50

8 years ago

jean and dan goulding

jean and dan goulding

DONATION: $50

AWESOME CAUSE TO RAISE MONEY FOR! 8 years ago

Steve & Brandon Methey

Steve & Brandon Methey

DONATION: $50

8 years ago