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Boston Marathon Team Raises $44,000 for Boston Children's Hospital

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2018 11:42:16 AM

Team Hanscom FCU – Elizabeth, Andy, and Ray

Despite some of the worst weather in Boston Marathon history, our Team Hanscom FCU runners pushed through the difficult conditions and finished the race, raising approximately $44,000 along the way. Your generous contributions will be given to Credit Union Kids at Heart, which last year donated $180,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital. Thank you for contributing to this effort!

This was a special year for master runner, Ray Phillips, a Hanscom FCU board member – he moved up to the 70+ age division! He finished Boston with a time of 5:37:50.

The assistant branch manager of our Billerica branch, Elizabeth Kistoglou, was running her first-ever marathon this year. With her disciplined training and positive attitude, Elizabeth pushed through to the end and finished the race in 6:45:30.

Andy Martin, Jr., who is Ray Phillips’ longtime Boston Children’s Hospital Patient Partner, competed in the wheelchair division of this year’s marathon. This year’s race was a tough one for Andy. At the 12-mile mark, with icy rain lashing his face, he said, “I can’t give up … Ray and the rest of my team will be waiting for me at the finish line.” He made it there in 6:09:20.

One hundred percent of the money raised this year will be donated to several pediatric brain research projects at Boston Children’s Hospital, including the search for treatments, therapies, and cures for Moyamoya Disease, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and pediatric brain tumors.

It’s not too late to be part of the team. When you join us for this important fundraising effort, 100% of your donation is contributed. No portion is deducted for administrative expenses. Learn more at

Donate Today!

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Topics: Hanscom FCU Community, Hanscom FCU, Boston Marathon, Community, Raising Money

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