BENEFITING: TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
This year I am going the extra mile (literally and figuratively) in my support for the Travis Roy Foundation! In lieu of contributing to my annual wiffle ball soliciation, I ask you to instead support my marathon journey for Team TRF. Big thanks to those who have contributed to this great cause year after year and those who are contributing for the first time. I'm greatful for everyone's support and I hope to see you and thank you personally on Marathon Monday!
TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION wrote -
The Travis Roy Foundation was started in 1997 by Travis Roy and his family to raise money and awareness for other quadriplegics and paraplegics and to support research for a cure. Travis received an outpouring of public support after a freak paralyzing injury playing ice hockey in his first varsity game for the then NCAA champions Boston University Terriers. In an effort to give back, Travis created a tax-exempt charitable entity to raise money for others. Travis has shown the same leadership skills running a multifaceted charity as he did on the ice. The Travis Roy Foundation is recognized by state and federal authorities as a publicly supported tax-exempt entity. It is supported through the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations; its signature events are organized and overseen by volunteers.
Funds raised by the Foundation are used (1) to support grants for adaptive equipment, renovations, computers and other means to allow survivors of paralyzing injuries to move on with their lives and (2) to support research for a cure.