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It's not a sprint, it's a marathon
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Boston Marathon will not take place. While we are understandably disappointed, we are in awe of the work that was done by #TeamHanscomFCU to prepare for this race.
Training for our team in 2020 was Dan Ziniti, Diane Welch, and Ray Phillips (photo right).
Back in 2000 when Hanscom FCU Chairman of the Board Ray Phillips (pictured right) 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 would have been Ray’s 21st Boston Marathon, with Andy cheering him on. His teammates this year included Dan, SVP of Member Experience (pictured left), and Diane, Remote Support Specialist (pictured center). The are part of the CU Kids at Heart team.
The money raised each year by #TeamHanscomFCU goes toward advancing lifesaving research at Boston Children’s Hospital aimed at the prevention, treatment, and/or cure of pediatric neurological diseases. Donations are contributed in full (100%) through CU Kids at Heart, with no portion deducted for administrative expenses.
Thank you for your support in 2020. We look forward to hitting the finish line in 2021.
With your help, we hope to beat last year’s record-setting donation of over $60,000 to Credit Unions Kids at Heart.
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 #TeamHanscomFCU!