Tammy Stoops, of Sebastian, Florida, has a dream of racing in the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2023. She is running to raise money for charity.
Stoops started running in 2014 to lose weight. Her first 5k was in 2015, and her first half marathon was in 2016. In 2017, she completed her first full marathon.
After completing her first full marathon, Stoops set up some goals to run at least a half marathon in each state and all major world marathons. She also set a goal to complete one full ironman race.
So far, Stoops has run 41 half marathons in 24 states & DC. To date, she has run six full marathons, including the majors in New York City (2017), Tokyo (2019), Berlin (2019), Chicago (2021), and London (2022).
She just completed her first half of Ironman about two weeks ago.
Stoops has always had a dream of participating in the Boston Marathon. However, she was not fast enough to qualify, so she is now raising money for charity.
After numerous applications to different charities, she was accepted to run for Cardinal Cushing Centers.
So, now, this is where she needs help from Sebastian residents. To run for charity, she needs to raise $7500. So far, she has raised 18% of that goal.
So let’s help the dream of a fellow Sebastian resident come true by clicking here to access her donation page.
As of Monday morning, she has raised $1,311, currently at 18% of her goal. She has 159 days.
Cardinal Cushing Centers helps people with intellectual disabilities gain independence, form lasting friendships, and become valued and included community members. Their programs for students and adults include education, employment training, transition services, residential care, and therapeutic and recreational services.
Once she completes the Boston Marathon, she joins an elite group of worldwide six-star finishers. She will be awarded an Abbott Six Star Medal and included in their hall of fame. Currently, there are only 8148 people in the world, 1544 in the U.S., and only 684 women in the U.S. have achieved this impressive feat.