BENEFITING: American Heart Association
ORGANIZER: The Careys
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
As some of you know, I started running on a whim back in 2008 & have since finished three marathons and about 2 dozen smaller road races. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and is a great way to stay healthy. This year, I’m running the NYC Marathon with my friends Ben & Nicole Carey. They started Team Heartosaurus after Ben’s open heart surgery in 2009 in an effort to raise awareness about heart disease.
For this year’s marathon, our team is raising money for the American Heart Association – an organization whose mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This organization also has a more significant meaning to me this year after the sudden passing of my wife’s uncle, Jimmy Catapano. He unfortunately suffered a heart attack this summer while playing golf with no previous warning signs to signal a cause for concern. Hopefully by raising awareness, fewer families will have to experience the unexpected passing of a loved one due to heart failure.
My personal goal is to raise awareness, meet my minimum fundraising goal of $3500 and to complete the marathon with my best time yet.
Thank you for any support you can provide - I greatly appreciate it.
American Heart Association
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
Our Team is full of people with inspiring, bittersweet stories. We and our families are excited to be raising money for the American Heart Association.
Team Heartosaurus is a global network of individuals collectively driven to increase awareness of the many aspects of heart disease, and who embody a "live life to it's fullest" attitude. We are fighters, and pillars of strength. We are always looking for patients, doctors, family members and others who share this common bond, to join the team.
Team members compete in runs. triathlons, cycling, and marathons. Others simply sport the iconic jerseys as a sign of their belonging. You don't have to be an athlete to be on the team, you just need to be a Heartosaurus.
Heartosaurus: noun [heart-o-sau-rus] 1. An inspiring online reference for open heart surgery patients. 2. A heart patient with an inextinguishable desire not merely to survive, but to live life to its fullest. 3. A doctor, caregiver, or anyone who makes a profound difference to the cause.