We are TWO DAYS away from the 125th Boston Marathon! Below are messages from two grateful patients.
Katharine Francis: Huge shout out of thanks to my Stepping Strong Marathon Teammates from the Francis family! Because of Stepping Strong, our family was offered HOPE where others saw only loss after a devastating car accident threatened our son’s life and limb. Christopher was among the first to receive an innovative amputation surgery that restores important neuro-muscular interfaces to help amputees remain active and step stronger, thanks to funds raised through Stepping Strong! Initiatives like this are making a big difference in the lives of families like ours. Thank you!
Tammy Jerome: What defines you as a runner is not always how far or fast you go. What defines you may actually be what MOTIVATES you to push forward despite all your adversities each day and run anyway. THANK YOU for pushing forward and running for Stepping Strong. Your commitment has enabled patients like myself, a Ewing amputee, the opportunity for a more active life that I did not think would ever be possible; including the opportunity to have run again. Best of luck Monday!! I am so grateful to all of you! ❤️
As we head into the final 48 hours, please keep in mind the following:
Virtual Pre-Race Celebration
The virtual team pre-race celebration is tomorrow, October 10, 4-5pm EST. Get excited to hear pre-run inspiration that will carry you across the finish line, final updates, and of course take a team photo!
Stepping Strong Team Bag Check (Reminder: Only the B.A.A. gear check bag is allowed)
*Bring your singlet to decorate it in advance of race day with your name!
Stepping Strong Team Bag Pickup – RUNNERS ONLY
Grab your gear and a goodie bag, change your clothes, and snap a photo before reuniting with family and friends!
Special Message from Donna Woonteiler – Stepping Strong Center Communications Director
Donna is excited to share a few inspiring words with the team today.
Don’t forget that during the Final Countdown, all runners who receive one gift of ANY amount, will be entered into a chance drawing to win some Stepping Strong swag! We’ll be picking 5 winners who will be announced on 10/13!
The teammate who raises the MOST money and the teammate who receives the MOST donations during The Final Countdown (Oct.6 – Oct. 11) will receive an autographed Jason Tatum Celtics jersey OR an autographed Celtics team basketball! The teammate who raises the most money gets to pick the autographed item they want.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From start to finish,
Ali and Alexa