I have been running since I was 12 years old. Growing up I always ran with my dad on weekends or when I needed to train for sports. I did not fully appreciate the sport until I was in my early 20’s and living in NYC. I used to run along the Hudson, and I found it to be a great way to escape the city. I started running 5k’s and other races and my dad and I even entered many together. For the last 10 years or so my dad and I would run together, on most weekends. In November of 2016 my dad had a heart attack while we were getting ready to run the turkey trot a few days later. My dad recovered from the heart attack and even started running again in July of 2017. We were fortunate enough to run a few miles together that month.
My dad has always been a runner and I have always loved hearing stories about his high school track days and races he has done through the years. My dad and his college friends started running the Falmouth Road Race in the 70’s. The tradition continued into the 80’s and 90’s when all of the families would travel to Falmouth and stay for the weekend, watch the race, swim and BBQ. Some of my fondest memories as a child were watching my dad race down the "large hill".
In August of 2017 after my father had a stroke and was rehabbing at Spaulding in Charlestown, I decided that I would run Falmouth every year for a charity that serves stroke survivors and loved ones. I am grateful to be running for Tedy's Team this year. It is a true honor, to be running for this organization.
On August 19th, 2018 I ran the Falmouth Road Race in honor and support of my dad. It was a privilege to run for another non profit. It was an amazing day and even though the course is challenging, none of that mattered. The Falmouth Road Race will always have a special place in my heart, since I grew up attending and cheering my dad. My dad has taught me everything there is to know about running and to just get out there and enjoy it.
Welcome to the Tedy's Team fundraising website.
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.
Tedy's Team participates in the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, and this year's travel event is Duke City Race Weekend in New Mexico!
We are honored to be part of the Offical Charity Program of the Boston Marathon and the Numbers for NonProfits Program at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race for 15 years. The Boston Athletic Association and the NBFRR hav allowed us to utilize their platforms to elevate the awarenss of the warning signs of stroke, which are best remembered by using the acronym BE FAST, which stands for:
Speech Difficulties - and if you notice any of those warning signs, it's...
TIME TO CALL 9-1-1.
Thank you for visiting our page. Please scroll up and click DONATE to donate to the Foundation or to a specific runner.
Should you every have any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth@TedysTeam.org.