It's not a sprint, it's a marathon
Back in 2000 when Hanscom FCU board member Ray Phillips was offered a coveted bib number from Credit Union Kids at Heart, a collaborative fundraising program, he was thrilled to join its four other charity runners at the Boston Marathon. “I figured it would be a one-time thing,” he said, “but then I met Andy.”
Four-year-old Andy Martin, Jr. was his assigned patient partner from Boston Children’s Hospital. Every year since, without fail, Phillips has run the marathon, through injury, illness, and, in the case of 2018, some of the worst weather on record. He’s been running it so long, he inspired Andy to race the Marathon as a wheelchair entrant four times.
This year is Ray’s 20th Boston Marathon, with Andy cheering him on. He’s joined by his Hanscom FCU teammates Dan Ziniti, running his first ever marathon, and Lorie Skelton, a Boston Marathon veteran. They’ll be joined by 19 other runners on the CU Kids at Heart team.
With your help, we know #TeamHanscomFCU can make their fundraising goal of $60,000 this year. All the money they raise will go toward advancing lifesaving research at Boston Children’s Hospital aimed at the prevention, treatment, and/or cure of pediatric neurological diseases. As of May 2018, our fundraising partner CU Kids at Heart has raised over $6 million for the exciting work Boston Children’s Hospital is doing to save children’s lives. 100% of your donation will be contributed through CU Kids at Heart, with no portion deducted for administrative expenses.
Even a small amount puts us one step closer to the finish line…donate today.
With your help, we hope to beat last year’s record-setting donation to Credit Unions Kids at Heart. With contributions from over 50 credit unions, Credit Unions Kids at Heart donated $180,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital last year.
This money was used to advance research on pediatric brain cancer and Moyamoya disease, a rare and progressive disease that puts children at risk of stroke.
We invite you to join us in cheering on Team Hanscom for this year’s Miles for Smiles Boston Marathon campaign!