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Help Melissa raise money

For participating in The 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race

My Story…

60f47483e0ed5.jpgHello Everyone,

First, a big thank you!

         I’m writing  to ask for your support for a very special goal - to improve the lives of every person affected by strokes and heart disease. This year I will be lacing back up those running sneakers and running the Falmouth Road Race for Tedy’s Team this August 2021. The mission of Tedy's Team is to raise awareness for stroke and heart disease while supporting survivors on their journey, giving them a means for a comeback!

I run because I can.I may not be the fastest or the one who can run the longest but I get it done. I chose to run for Tedy’s Team to raise awareness for Heart and Strokes because both my grandparents had heart issues and they were my heroes.They raised 11 children and 25 grandchildren and taught us to have strong family values  My nana had a few heart valve transplants and my nana was my best friend and biggest supporter. My grandfather was also the best of the best. He suffered a heart attack when I was in middle school and he had to have a defibrillator put in, he ended up with two defibrillators that kept him in our lives for 84 years.  My grandparents have now been gone few years and we miss  them terribly.

 Over the last two years I have been able to raise money for heart and stroke research and raise money for stroke awareness with this incredible team. The more I become involved with Tedy’s Team, the more  I am  aware of how many people, friends, and family are affected by strokes and heart disease each year and how people overcome the odds and battle back everyday to improve themselves and their environment. 

Please consider making a donation using the link below or Venmo me @lissod14

Lots of love,

Melissa O'Donnell


The mission of Tedy's Team is to raise awareness for stroke and heart disease while supporting survivors on their journey, giving them a means for a comeback!

Tedy's Team was originally founded in 2005, when Tedy Bruschi, former linebacker for the New England Patriots suffered a stroke shortly after winning his 3rd Super Bowl and just days after returning from his first Pro Bowl. 

Since its inception in 2005, Tedy’s Team has raised over $7 million for stroke research and education programs with the support and dedication of more than 1,200 participants. In addition to raising funds, Tedy’s Team continues to raise awareness of stroke and its warning signs and symptoms.

To learn more about Tedy's Team, please visit 

All donations are tax deductible.

Always remember the warning signs of stroke:

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Aug 10 Maria keefe $28.10
Aug 09 Derek P debens Good luck $349.65
Aug 04 Terri Simes, Peter Del, Mandy Roan, Kendra Keefe, the Oteir family Good luck $322.40
Aug 02 Fucci Family Melissa, Keep up the good work. Best of Luck on your run . The Fucci Family $55.35
Aug 01 Beth, Chris, Kaylee, & Michael Barrett $28.10
Jul 30 Maria and Mark Woods and family Good Luck Melissa! ❤️ $55.35
Jul 30 Erin Campbell $55.35
Jul 29 Michael & Laura O’Connor Good luck for a special cause $55.35
Jul 27 Hickey Family Thank you for raising stroke awareness! $109.85
Jul 24 Anonymous Super proud of you Liss, love you! $28.10