|Run the Marathon and Change Lives|
Want to run the Marathon this year? Here's your chance
The Team With A Vision has been competing in the Boston Marathon for 18 years, raising funds for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and raising awareness of the capabilities of people with vision loss. Our team joins sighted and visually impaired runners, first-timers and experts, from Boston and around the country. Our visually impaired runners consistently place in the top three in the Marathon's Visually Impaired Division.
We still have room on our marathon team if you missed out on registration and need a number. Each team member raises a minimum of $3,500 to support MAB's vision rehabilitation program, 1:1 volunteer services, and support groups for individuals with vision loss across Massachusetts.
We also welcome team members who are already registered for the 2011 Marathon and would like to run for a cause. While there's no fundraising minimum for these runners, any funds raised go directly to our programs. 50% of people over the age of 85 have an eye disease such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among adults in the U.S. But vision loss doesn't have to mean the end of a full life.
Call or email or Tania Fernandez today at (617) 732-0241 to be part of a Team With A Vision!
|Team With A Vision Member Spotlight|
Meet Ellen: Mom Running the Marathon
|Photo by Arnie Pollinger |
Ellen joined the Team With A Vision last year for her first marathon since 2005, when her son was three and before she had her daughter. She decided to take on the challenge to train and fundraise for her first Boston Marathon with only 12 weeks before the day of the race, and succeeded in surpassing her $3,500 minimum and completing the famed 26.2-mile course. Now Ellen's back this year for an experience she says you'll always remember.
Experience. Innovation. MAB Community Services has been creating opportunities for people with disabilities since 1903. Our experience allows us to forge strong community partnerships to meet the pressing need for high quality services and transform lives.
|If You Can't Run: Donate or Volunteer Today|
To mail a donation, please make your check out to MAB Community Services and mail to:
MAB Community Services
200 Ivy St
Brookline, MA 02446