2020 team running to raise money for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Beverly Hospital

The new Team Lahey for the 2020 Boston Marathon has been selected! All four team members are running for causes that are personal for them. Meet them below and learn why they want to give back to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Beverly Hospital.

Team Lahey is a proud official charity of the John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit Program.

 

 

Meet Team Lahey:

Mary Bazylewicz, LICSW is a licensed social worker at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Department of General Internal Medicine. She’s raising money for programs to help elderly patients with mental health issues and those dealing with substance abuse problems.

Support Mary’s run

 

 

Tom “T.J.” Dye lost his father to cancer in 2018. He’s training to run the Boston Marathon and raising money for the Oncology Fund at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. His gift will honor his dad, but he’s also running for his uncle, a well-known Lahey physician who was there for his family during T.J.’s father’s cancer treatments.

Support T.J.’s run

 

Warren Ferris knows firsthand how scary seeing a loved one undergo major heart surgery can be. After his mother’s heart procedure last year, and knowing his family’s history of heart disease, he was inspired to raise money for cardiac care at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. He wants to help fund research and new treatments that will help heart patients like his mother.

Support Warren’s run

 

Lauren Washnock-Maldonado BSN, RN, misses her mother every day. The two of them were inseparable until her mom died of cancer in 2019. Lauren, a nursing team lead at Beverly Hospital, is running the marathon to raise money for the Oncology Fund at Beverly. She wants patients on the North Shore to have access to the best cancer care possible while staying close to home.

Support Lauren’s run

 

What Do Our Runners Get Long Before Hopkinton?

Your Bib, Group Gatherings....

….Fundraising Coach & More

  • Guaranteed race entry for the 2020 Boston Marathon
  • A personal fundraising webpage on CrowdRise
  • A fundraising coach to provide helpful fundraising tips and tools
  • Expert marathon coach to create personalized training programs and provide weekly training tips
  • Team Lahey’s sports nutritionist (see below) to help you plan your diet throughout training and after the marathon
  • Boston-area weekly group runs
  • 2-3 team meetings
  • Monthly team runs
  • Team Lahey running singlet and training gear
  • Fundraising recognition incentives
Frequently Asked Questions

For team members and supporters...

from applying to crossing the finish line!

Are there any requirements to join the team?
Yes! You must commit to a minimum fundraising goal of $12,000, or more. You are also responsible for the $355 B.A.A. Boston Marathon registration fee and an initial $100 Team Lahey acceptance commitment, which will be applied to your fundraising goal. All fees and donations are non-refundable.

What is my personal fundraising commitment? When is the fundraising deadline?
Runners will be responsible for raising a minimum of $12,000. Top consideration will be given to those applicants who commit to a higher fundraising amount of $15,000 and who provide a detailed fundraising plan to support their commitment. Qualified runners who are registered through the B.A.A. are encouraged to be part of our team and are asked to commit to a fundraising minimum of $2,500. We encourage all fundraising commitments to be met by marathon day; however, the deadline to fulfill your fundraising commitment is May 1, 2020.

Where does the money go?
You choose! You are able to direct your fundraising dollars to one of our hospitals: Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beverly Hospital, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center – Burlington, Lahey Medical Center – Peabody or Winchester Hospital.

What happens if I do not reach my fundraising commitment by the deadline?
All team members must provide a valid credit card to participate. If you do not reach your personal fundraising commitment by the deadline of May 1, 2020, we will charge the difference to the credit card account provided.

What happens if I need to withdraw?
Should you need to withdraw from the team for any reason, including injury, you will need to inform us in writing before December 1, 2019.

What happens if I get injured or have to drop out?
We understand that injuries happen and life circumstances change. If you do need to drop out of the race, we keep all the donations you have received up until that point. If you drop out before December 15, 2019, we will be able to draw an alternate runner to fill your place. If you drop out after December 15, 2019, we will be unable to fill your place with an alternate, and so we do expect that you will continue your fundraising efforts with us during the spring.

What type of training will I get?
We engage a running coach to lead the physical training efforts for our team. The program includes personalized coaching and weekly optional workouts for team members of all running levels — from beginners to experienced marathoners.

Will you help me fundraise?
Our fundraising coach will check in with each runner weekly. We will review our fundraising guide that gives you helpful fundraising tips, tools and monthly benchmarks to help you to meet your goals.

Do I have to stay with Team Lahey during the Boston Marathon?
You do not! We know that everyone will have to run at their own pace.

What happens if I don’t finish the race?
We hope that together we can prepare for the challenge of the Boston Marathon® and that you have a fulfilling experience on our team and during the race. However, it is all right if you are unable to finish the race.

How do I get more information about the Boston Marathon and the John Hancock Nonprofit Program?
For more information about the marathon, visit the Boston Athletic Association website and the John Hancock Nonprofit Program website.

What if someone wants more information about the hospitals that Team Lahey supports?
We are always happy to share information about our cause with interested supporters! If someone wants to learn more about what we do and how to get involved, please have them email Nancy Paterna Breton.

What if I have other questions?
Please contact Michelle Hinchey by email or call her at 781.744.1626.