"TeamCindy's dedication both to training and fundrasing will help make a big difference in our efforts to raise awareness and funding for brain aneurysm research, said said Christine Buckley, executive director of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is looking for runners to compete in the 38th Marine Corps Marathon as part of TeamCindy, a group of athletes dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support brain aneurysm research. Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
TeamCindy is organized by Elaine Roberts Schaller, the mother of Cindy Sherwin. On August 27, 2007, Triathlete Cindy Sherwin suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while training in New York City for her first Ironman. TeamCindy was founded in her honor and athletes have competed in a variety of endurance events, including the Lake Placid Ironman and the inaugural 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship held in New York City.
This year, members of TeamCindy will participate in the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The 26.2 mile run begins in Arlington, VA and passes through the District of Columbia and many of the national monuments before finishing at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, VA.
All funds raised by athletes on TeamCindy will help to provide critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms.
“We are truly impressed by the dedication of each athlete who has ever competed on behalf of TeamCindy,” said Christine Buckley, executive director of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. “Their dedication both to training and fundrasing will help make a big difference in our efforts to raise awareness and funding for brain aneurysm research. We are looking forward to having a great presence at this year’s Marine Corps Marathon.”
TeamCindy has 20 slots available for runners at this year’s Marine Corps Marathon. To participate, runners must commit to running and raising funds to support the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 6th. For more information or to sign up visit: http://www.teamcindy.org/marine-corps-marathon/.
Every year, 30,000 people in the United States will suffer from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Over 40% of these individuals will die. Those that survive often face significant challenges, greatly impacting their lives and the lives of their families. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.
About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston, MA on August 19, 1994 as a public charity. The Foundation’s mission is to provide support and educational materials to the medical community, the newly diagnosed, survivors, family members, friends and the general public regarding the facts, treatment options, and recovery process for brain aneurysms. For more information, please visit: http://www.bafound.org/.