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Team Hoyt 2012 Boston Marathon

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October 28, 2011

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BENEFITING: HOYT FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: HOYT FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Karen White

THE STORY:

Help me make a difference!

This year I will be running the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Hoyt Foundation.  This will be my fourth running and my second year with the team.  For those of you that don't know the story of the Hoyt's or their foundation, it's one mixed with faith, miracles and the power to overcome despite overwhelming obstacles.  I know that in some way or another, I will always be part of the Hoyt Family for the rest of my life.

Rick Hoyt was born disabled and diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic.  Ignoring the advice of doctors, Rick and Judy Hoyt were determined to raise their son in normal, loving surroundings.  It wasn't too long for the Hoyt's to figure out that Rick could understand the family members around him.

So, with a specially outfitted computer pad, Rick learned to communicate with his family.  And, after his friend became disabled in an accident, Rick asked his dad to do something for the family.  Dick wasn't exactly in the best of shape, but agreed.  And for 5 miles, pushed Rick in a special chair.  In those days, late 70's, there weren't exactly any racing chairs around!

The rest is history!

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.

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 Tufts University Interactive Computer Department.

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.

$1,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kevin MacDonald

    $50

  • US Program Mgt

    $135

  • Sun Life Matching Dollars

    $150

  • Amy Gorham

    $500

  • Melanie and Jay Richards

    $150

  • The Coopers

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jillian Michaels

    $100

  • anon

    $65

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The Team: $222,904 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Tammy Stapleton

Amount Raised

$9,567

Fundraiser Title

Jim Pathman

Amount Raised

$9,030

Fundraiser Title

Trish Newsom

Amount Raised

$8,398

 

168% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Hayes

Amount Raised

$8,265

 

165% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Famiglietti

Amount Raised

$8,216

 

164% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chuck Wagner

Amount Raised

$8,007

 

160% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

anon

anon

DONATION: $65

7 years ago

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels

DONATION: $100

Karen, don't disappoint! Beat the stars of the Biggest Loser. 7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

7 years ago

The Coopers

The Coopers

DONATION: $50

What a worthy cause and you're an awesome example to us all! 7 years ago

Melanie and Jay Richards

Melanie and Jay Richards

DONATION: $150

Thank you for doing this! 7 years ago

Amy Gorham

Amy Gorham

DONATION: $500

7 years ago

Sun Life Matching Dollars

Sun Life Matching Dollars

DONATION: $150

7 years ago

US Program Mgt

US Program Mgt

DONATION: $135

Merry Christmas from your US Program Management team! 7 years ago

Kevin MacDonald

Kevin MacDonald

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Together we can! 7 years ago