When I see Rick and Dick Hoyt I am reminded of the unconditional love that I had with my mother. Diagnosed with a Cerebellum disorder when I was 5 years old. My Single mom struggled with walking from point A to B, let alone chasing a hyper tom boy around. Her spirit and postive attitude filled the hearts of those who where lucky enough to lay eyes on her. She loved it when curouse kids would ask; Why do you walk funny? She respected there honesty. This was my mothers essance to help people to learn how to BE. For if this women can BE happy and compassionate...why can't we?
This will be my 4th Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt. I am blessed and fortunate to be physically able to run. Thank you for your finacial and emotional support.
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, of course, to the Children's Hospital Boston- Augmentative 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.