In 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.
On 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
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®.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.