Team Red Cross tackles the long run

Team Red Cross

Team Red Cross

It’s been a tough winter of training for Team Red Cross.

With snow, rain and oftentimes frigid temperatures, it looked like the team (and New England) might never get a break.

Until Saturday.

The sun was shining Saturday morning as members of Team Red Cross ran the  20-mile stretch from Heartbreak Hill Running Company in Newton to Natick, stopping at water stations along the way. Team Yoga Instructor Rebecca Pacheco helped them recover the next day with a special yoga session at Healthworks Back Bay.

The team is now just 3-weeks out from the 118th B.A.A. Boston Marathon – and only about $13,000 away from its fundraising goal! Click here to support our team. rco_blog_img_TRCnewpic


Team Red Cross hits the pavement

While most of us spent Saturday watching the snowfall from our couches, Team Red Cross was out training hard.

From left, Dan Fitzgerald, Dave Miller, Chris Brazda, JP Gallagher, Melynda Gallagher, Branden Kornell, Jessie Cox, Armin Molavi and Rebecca Pacheco

From left, Dan Fitzgerald, Dave Miller, Chris Brazda, JP Gallagher, Melynda Gallagher, Branden Kornell, Jessie Cox, Armin Molavi and Rebecca Pacheco

Our runners started out at South End Athletic Company, ran over to Heartbreak Hill Running Company in Newton and back to the South End – a total of 15 miles on a cold Saturday morning. One runner, Jessie Cox, ran just days after giving blood!

Thank you to both stores for hosting the team.

Do you want to support our hardworking runners? Visit their fundraising pages and reward them with a donation.


DraftKings to host fantasy football contest for disaster relief

DraftKings is ready to play.

The online fantasy sports league is hosting a daily contest this Sunday to benefit the relief effort in the Philippines.

Participants can enter up to 20 times before 1 p.m. The winner will receive a DraftKings goodie bag.

Each entry fee is $5, and DraftKings will make a 100 percent match – all of which will be donated to the Red Cross.

The contest includes games played only on Dec. 8. Click here to enter!


Team Red Cross kicks off the season

rco_blog_img_TRCThis year’s Team Red Cross is ready to run.

Several members of the team got together at South End Athletic Company Tuesday night to get to know each other a little better, and meet team leaders Karen Teller, Dan Fitzgerald and Nicole Marcotte.

In coming weeks, the team will train together to prepare for the big day – when they run the 118th B.A.A. Boston Marathon® to raise money for Red Cross programs and services.


Meet the 2014 Team Red Cross!

Meet the 2014 Team Red Cross!

Thank you to South End Athletic Company for donating the space, and to Harpoon Brewery for its beer donation.

Team Red Cross runner sprints toward goal

Doug Neuschafer

Doug Neuschafer

Doug Neuschafer is new to Team Red Cross.

In fact, he’s new to running. And to fundraising.

You wouldn’t know it, though, as he’s managed to raise $3,460 toward his fundraising goals – and that’s just since last weekend.

“I launched my appeals on Sunday,” the Bolton man said. “I’ve received support from family, friends and my colleagues and contacts at work.”

Neuschafer is a project manager at Turner Construction Company. He started running two weeks after the Boston Marathon Bombing and hasn’t stopped since.

“I’m hooked,” he said.

Want to support Neuschafer’s fundraising effort? Click here. To meet the rest of Team Red Cross, click here.

Are you too chicken to run in tights?

8113005813_a0f8287935_oYou’re not, right?


Okay, we need you to prove it.

Click here to sign up for the Third Annual Cape Cod Disaster 5K Run/Walk. How many other opportunities do you have to run around Hyannis in a costume while raising money for disaster relief?

Yeah, that’s what I thought. Sign up.

Finally – the chance to run in tights

TMNTAlways wanted to dress up as a superhero and hit the streets, but feared the awkward gawks and gazes you might encounter?

Well fear not – the Disaster 5K is only about three weeks away, and you can dress up all you want.

Grab your tights and throw on your cape – The 3rd Annual Cape Cod Disaster 5K Run/Walk will let you dress up as your superhero of choice in the name of disaster relief.

Don’t believe me? Just check out the photos from last year. And then you can register here!

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