We are thrilled to announce our team and look forward to the months ahead that will lead them to the finish line on Boylston Street. Over the next six months, the team will not only be training for the 2018 Boston Marathon, but they will also be 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 and all over 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 over 1,100 participants. This year’s team is driving for $5 million with a $500,000 goal this season. 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.tedysteam.org.
2018 Boston Marathon® Team Roster
Justine Andrews Steven Boule
Chris Butts Melissa Carleton
Charles Casey Abbey Chesna
Natalie Coviello Annie Ebert
Meghan Edmonston Danielle Eilert
Harley Eisenberg Inna Fedorova
Frank Feraco Nate Fluet
Laura Hall Rebecca Haskell
Charlsie Heverly Jim Kasperik
Wyatt Kelley Jason Knight
Kristen Laubner Michael Lawrence
Bernadette McEvoy Amy Michaud
Lora Miele Morgan O’Brien
Lauren Pino Robert Sprague
Devon Strzempek Marissa Tedeschi
David Thomas Larissa Weeks
Beth Whipple Corinne Woods
Jeremy Woodward 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 2018 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.