Compete for Team Boomer and help people with cystic fibrosis live longer, healthier lives.
Team Boomer is a program that: encourages people with cystic fibrosis to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives; provides an avenue for individual athletes in a variety of sports to raise money for cystic fibrosis; and offers assistance to grassroots athletic events looking for a cause to support.

Whether you run marathons or are facing your first 5K, there's a place for you on Team Boomer. Welcome to the team!

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2012

10/07/2012

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is proud to be among the official charity partners for the venerable 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

The Foundation will provide guaranteed entries for the 2012 Chicago Marathon to 10 runners who pledge to raise funds for the Foundation. The runners who participate on behalf of BEF will receive fundraising guidance as well as pre-race and race day support.


APPLICATION AND FUNDRAISING INFORMATION

A limited number of guaranteed entries are available for this event. To be considered for an entry, each athlete must commit to make a donation or raise funds totaling $1,000 or more to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

BEF is 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your tax-deductible donations help fund research for a cure for cystic fibrosis, as well as our Exercise for Life Scholarship to improve the quality of life for individuals with CF.

Fundraising Commitment

For this event, Team Boomer has guaranteed entries for 10 runners. To be considered for an entry, individuals must commit to make a donation or raise funds totaling $1,000 or more to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Your credit card information is required as a guarantee against the pledge. The Boomer Esiason Foundation reserves the right to charge the balance to the credit card we have on file if the minimum amount is not raised by 11:59 pm EST on October 1, 2012.

Cancellation Policy

Once you accept an entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon from Team Boomer, you are subject to cancellation fees and/or fundraising commitments as follows:

  • A minimum of $1,000 must be raised and collected by BEF by October 1, 2012.
  • A dedication deposit of $500 is due by August 24, 2012.

  • After August 24, 2012, you are responsible for the $1,000, even if you cancel for any reason, including injury.

Note: Donations raised and received by the Boomer Esiason Foundation cannot be refunded, regardless of cancellation date.

Chicago Marathon Application

You may download the Chicago Marathon charity application using this link:

Chicago Marathon Charity Application

Please fax the application to Michaela Seccareccia at 646.292.7945, or email it to her at mseccareccia@esiason.org.

Online Fundraising

For directions on how to utilize FirstGiving.com to raise money online, please visit our Fundraising 101 page.

Sponsor Sheets and Credit Card Forms

In addition to using our online fundraising tool, you may recruit sponsors and keep track of them using the Team Boomer Sponsor Sheet.  Credit card donations may be recorded using the Team Boomer Credit Card Form.

Donations Made by Check

All checks should be made payable to the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Please include the runner's name and "Chicago Marathon" in the memo line.

Mail checks to:

Boomer Esiason Foundation
Attn: Michaela Seccareccia
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Support Our Runners

To make a donation in support of our runners, please visit the Team Boomer page on FirstGiving.com.


Questions?

Please call Team Boomer at 646-292-7942 for information and support.

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