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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

THE STORY:

My brother, Ryan Shuck, was born September 18, 1981. 18 months later on April 16, he was in a car accident that resulted in permanent injury. On the 29th anniversary of his accident, I plan to run the Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt in his honor. 

It is my goal to not only raise funds for physically disable children, but also raise awareness and hope for their physical, mental and emotional advancement. 

I will be training to run one of the most difficult and legendary marathon courses in the world, but it is my brother who I feel has run the most challenging marathon of life. The 400+ miles of training I will endure over the next 6 months are a mere fraction of the obstacles he has overcome.

Your support and efforts will be monumental to me and my family, along with thousands of children who need a little courage. Together we can can make a difference, and spread the message that my brother and Rick Hoyt express every day of their lives: Yes You Can!

 

Please take a moment to read a little more about the inspiration Team Hoyt:

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 40 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 summer camp programs and to the Childrens Hospital Boston Augumentative Communication Enhancement Program.

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.

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175% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $222,904 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

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Tammy Stapleton

Amount Raised:

$9,567

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Jim Pathman

Amount Raised:

$9,030

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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

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Jennifer Famiglietti

Amount Raised:

$8,216

 

164% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Chuck Wagner

Amount Raised:

$8,007

 

160% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Margeaux Chavez

Margeaux Chavez

DONATION: $20

1 week ago

The Nicholson Family

The Nicholson Family

2 years ago

The Clay Family

The Clay Family

2 years ago

The Terenzi Family

The Terenzi Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Laura Hobson

Laura Hobson

You've got this Kellyn!!! xoxo 2 years ago