Final Three Fundraising Milestones

With 32 days to go until the 125th Boston Marathon, we know many of you are planning events, outreach and more to cross your fundraising finish line! We have three great fundraising milestones coming up and wanted to remind the team.

To increase your fundraising success, don’t forget to:

If you have any questions, please contact us at marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu.

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

A message from Audrey and Steven Reny: 50-day countdown + exciting announcement!

Dear Stepping Strong Marathon team, 

We are officially 50 days away from the 125th Boston Marathon! You must be getting excited and feeling confident and determined as your training mileage continues to increase.

When we met at the first team meeting, Steven and I promised you that we would be there with you every step of the way through race day. We have loved getting to know you better during our small team gatherings and learning why being part of the Stepping Strong family is important to you. There are so many inspiring stories that brought you into our orbit. While we will not physically be running 26.2 miles with you from Hopkinton to Boston, we are so pleased to announce that our family will be making a $100,000 donation to the 2021 Stepping Strong Marathon Team in honor of you and all of your incredible efforts to support trauma research and care! We are so grateful to each of you, not only for your commitment to running the race, but also to fundraising on behalf of the Stepping Strong Center.

There is so much important and impactful work being done at the Stepping Strong Center, and it is our honor to provide additional funding that will continue to propel the programs forward. Recently the center welcomed three new fellows including the inaugural Stepping Strong Amputee Rehabilitation fellow. We look forward to sharing more details about our education initiatives at our virtual team meeting on Wednesday, August 25 at 6pm. You’ll also here from Molly Jarmon, Director of the Stepping Strong Injury Prevention Program.

Thank you once again for joining us on this mission and for being a voice of change for trauma survivors like our precious Gillian.

With heartfelt gratitude, 

Audrey and Steven Reny and family 

Special Delivery Coming Your Way!

We are officially two months away from the 125th Boston Marathon – get ready to run!! Everyone’s determination to cross the finish line in October is so inspiring and we are so grateful for this year’s incredible team.   

Yesterday, we packaged up your jacket, sneakers, cheering swag for your supporters and any fundraising or commitment incentives you earned to date (except for the Sherpa blanket which we have ordered and will be sent soon). Another package will be arriving next week with your race day shirt from Superior Promotions (singlet or t-shirt).

Be on the lookout for your packages and make sure to snap a selfie in your new gear and tag Stepping Strong on social media and use #SteppingStrong!

If you have any questions, have questions about sizing, are missing something or do not receive your package(s) by the end of next week please contact us at marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu.

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

P.S. If you haven’t yet, read this inspiring story about Morgan Stickney who will be competing in the Paralympics later this month! She is a recipient of Dr. Matthew Carty’s revolutionary Ewing Amputation funded by Stepping Strong.

Fundraising challenge for Green Monster Seats starts TOMORROW!

Don’t forget! Our fundraising challenge for Green Monster seats at an upcoming Red Sox game (date to be mutually agreed upon) starts tomorrow! Two lucky teammates will win two tickets.

Here’s how it will work:

  • The challenge will run from July 24 until July 30 at 10AM
  • Winner 1: The individual who raises the MOST money during the challenge timeframe
  • Winner 2: Chance drawing; all teammates who secure 5+ NEW gifts on their fundraising page during the challenge timeframe (of any amount) will be eligible

Winners will be announced Friday (7/30) on the portal.

GOOD LUCK!

Reminder: Team Meeting Tonight at 6PM!

We look forward to seeing you tonight at 6PM to hear from Stepping Strong leadership and play a virtual game with your teammates. Please make sure to have a pen and piece of paper handy for our game, and YES, there will be prizes!

RSVP NOW if you haven’t already.

Date: Wednesday, June 23

Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm

Location: Zoom: https://partners.zoom.us/j/81227624174?pwd=czJ3UFdzU0FOWlc2OWZGSUlsdk9EQT09

Meeting ID: 812 2762 4174
Passcode: 953300

  • Meeting ID: 812 2762 4174
  • Passcode: 953300

Email bwhmarathonteam@partners.org with any questions.

From start to finish,

Ali, Alexa & Caroline