It's not a sprint, it's a marathon
The 2020 Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, September 14, and #TeamHanscomFCU is ready to make race.
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 is Ray’s 21st Boston Marathon, with Andy cheering him on. He’s joined this year by his Hanscom FCU teammates Dan Ziniti, SVP of Member Experience (pictured left), and Diane Welch, Remote Support Specialist (pictured center). They’ll be running as part of the CU Kids at Heart team.
With your help, we know #TeamHanscomFCU can make their fundraising goal for 2020. 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. 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 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!