Welcome to the Tedy's Team fundraising website.
In March 2018, I lost my dad to a stroke. It all started as my daily morning routine - going in my dad’s room to say goodbye and wish him a good day but that’s when I saw him on the ground with all the symptoms trying to hang on.
I immediately called 911 and we rushed him to the emergency room. All the doctors said I got there on time and did everything right by identifying the symptoms. As my family and I are waiting for the surgery to be done, we thought to ourselves everything will be okay and started thinking about the road to rehab but unfortunately hours later he didn’t make it.
Just a day before this I actually ran, and we did talk about my run after. He has always been a proud supporter of my running and has always been there for me. It can be a small gesture as saying good job to picking me up at a certain distance if I didn’t have the endurance yet. My dad has always put others before himself and he has always been the role model I strive to follow.
With my dad’s passing, now I run in my dad’s honor and running Falmouth will be the first time I’m running for a charity that I really feel connected to. It’s going to be an honor to be able to run for Tedy’s Team to promote stroke awareness so others know the warning signs and that will give people a chance for recovery. Although my dad did not recover himself, I know in spirit he would always want me to spread awareness so that everyone has a chance to have a comeback.
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.
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Should you every have any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth@TedysTeam.org.