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Team Eye and Ear

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Important Dates & Team Events

Team Eye and Ear Kick-Off Party & Fundraising Clinic

Monday, December 15, 2015
Fundraising Clinic = 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kick-Off Party = 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mass. Eye and Ear Lank Family Dining Room, 7th Floor, 243 Charles Street, Boston

Team members and a guest are invited to join us at the team kick-off party
Dinner and parking will be provided. 
RSVP by Wednesday, December 10 to marathon@meei.harvard.edu or (617) 573-6364.
[available via web-conferencing for those out-of-town]

[Training Clinic #1] Nutrition for Performance & Key Training Elements

Tuesday, January 13, 2015; 6:30pm* - 8:30pm
Mass. Eye and Ear, 8th Floor Board Room
[available via web-conferencing for those out-of-town]
* Fundraising drop-in coaching prior beginning at 5:30pm
RSVP - marathon@meei.harvard.edu or (617) 573-6364

[Training Clinic #2] Course Preview & Training for the Boston Course

Tuesday, February 17, 2015; 6:30pm* - 8:30pm
Mass. Eye and Ear, 8th Floor Board Room
[available via web-conferencing for those out-of-town]
* Fundraising drop-in coaching prior beginning at 5:30pm
RSVP - marathon@meei.harvard.edu or (617) 573-6364

[Training Clinic #3] Final Preparations & Recovery

Tuesday, March 31, 2015; 6:30pm* - 8:30pm
Mass. Eye and Ear, 3rd Floor Sloane Teaching Room
[available via web-conferencing for those out-of-town]
* Fundraising drop-in coaching prior beginning at 5:30pm
RSVP - marathon@meei.harvard.edu or (617) 573-6364

21 Mile Group Training Run with Furey Marathon Training Program

Saturday, March 28, 2015; 7:30am
Joint Ventures Physical Therapy, 654 Beacon Street, Boston

Team Eye and Ear Good Luck Dinner

Saturday, April 18, 2015; 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wyndham Beacon Hill, Boston

Additional information to follow.

Boston Marathon®

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Exclusive indoor heated Team Eye and Ear meeting facility in Hopkinton
  • Team Cheering section at Mile 19 for family and friends.

Additional information to follow.

Fundraising Deadline

Friday, May 15, 2015

 

 

Fundraising Tips

Start Early!

The earlier you start, the easier it will be to reach your goal. Begin creating your fundraising plan as soon as you sign up to be a team member of Team Eye and Ear.

Create a Personalized Fundraising Webpage

Fundraising online is a great way to collect donations. By creating a personalized fundraising webpage, you will make it easier for your donors to securely donate to support you. You will also not need to worry about collecting cash, checks, and credit card slips yourself. You will be able to communicate your fundraising goals, running goals and your reasons for running with Team Eye and Ear with your potential donors. We will be partnering with Crowdrise again this year. Click here to find out how to develop your fundraising webpage today.

Develop a Plan

Choose a fundraising strategy to raise as much money as you can. Most people find that a letter writing campaign is the single most effective technique to use; it is the backbone of their fundraising plan. Therefore, the letter writing campaign combined with two or three additional techniques seem to work out well.

Tell Your Story

Why are you running with Team Eye and Ear? What is it about Mass. Eye and Ear that makes this hospital so special? Knowing how your donor’s contributions will make a difference in the lives of others will help. You may wish to decide to designate your funds towards a specific area (ex: eye research) or for general purposes to fund hope for all those affected by vision, hearing, voice and balance problems.

Believe in Yourself and Mass. Eye and Ear

Make your own contribution to your fundraising goal first. It’s hard to ask others to support a cause if you haven’t first done so yourself.

Hold a Fundraising Party!

A fundraising party can be an effective (and fun) way to increase your fundraising by bringing Team Eye and Ear to life for your donors. Learn more>> 

Know your Network

Make a list of everyone you know that may donate to your efforts. If you are running on behalf of a family member, friend or patient, combine mailing lists with them to double your efforts. Some potential prospects include:

  • Family and Relatives
  • Friends
  • Church/Synagogue
  • Exercise Group
  • Local Businesses
  • Doctor, Dentist, Optometrist
  • Work Colleagues
  • Companies and Corporations
  • Neighbors
  • Clubs and Organization
  • School (yours or your children’s)
  • Those you support (dry cleaner, laundry mat, etc.)

Share

Share with others why this cause is important to you and should be important enough to them to support it.

Ask for a Gift

Don’t be afraid to ask for a gift. Remember, people give money to people who ask them for it. If you are planning on asking someone for a significant gift, ask them in person. Be prepared to talk about Team Eye and Ear. Ask for a specific amount of money, and aim high. It is always better to ask for more than he or she can give. Once you have asked for a gift, stop talking. Do not apologize or make excuses. Remember that you are not asking for yourself but for those individuals suffering from eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck disorders. It may be hard to keep quiet, but just wait for a response. Your donor will be impressed that you have the courage to ask them in this way. People like to be perceived as successful, and they like to be asked for a significant contribution. Also, encourage your donors to ask their networks.

Matching Gifts

Does your company have a matching gift program? Ask your donors if they belong to a company that participates in a matching gift program. Taking advantage of matching gift programs could double your efforts fast!

Update Everyone

Keep your donors updated on your training and fundraising progress. They will be more likely to tell others of your progress and also donate next time you are fundraising. Also, don’t forget to let them know about your overall fundraising and running success after the marathon!

In Lieu of Gifts

At holidays and birthdays, ask for a donation to Mass. Eye and Ear towards your fundraising goal in lieu of gifts.

Thank Your Donors

Don’t forget to thank every donor in a timely fashion – it is a must. Send a hand written thank you note shortly after you receive each donation. Remind them that they’ve made a real difference. A thank you will also acknowledge the gift, tell the donor that their efforts matter in your fundraising goals and the mission of Mass. Eye and Ear, and encourage them to spread the word about your fundraising efforts. Every person you know has a network of friends, family and business contacts who may be very willing to help with your goal. Be sure to take the opportunity to expand your circle of donors by asking them who they may know who may be interested in sponsoring you.

Once you’ve completed the Boston Marathon with Team Eye and Ear, don’t forget to thank your donors collectively and individually. Tell them about your experience running the marathon and include a picture if possible along with information about how to donate if they wish to make another donation.

 


 

Meet Team Eye and Ear Coach Fred Treseler

In his 39 years of coaching, Fred is recognized as one of the premier coaches in the running industry. He has garnered a strong reputation for successfully coaching and developing athletes to high performance at the high school, collegiate, national and Olympic levels, including elite American distance runners. 

In his marathon training programs, Fred has coached over 3,000 runners to a 98% success rate. Fred will be developing daily training programs for all levels of runners to compliment the FitCorp group running schedule. He will also be hosting three exclusive Team Eye and Ear training clinics as well as have a roll at the Team Kick-off party on December 15.

Fred is the founder and president of TRACS, Inc., and resides with his wife, Marita, atop Heartbreak Hill on the Boston Marathon course.

Fred will be hosting the exclusive Team Eye and Ear Training Workshops and organizing daily training programs that correspond with the Furey Group Training Program schedule.


Team Training Clinics with Coach Fred Treseler

[Training Clinic #1] Nutrition for Performance & Key Training Elements

Tuesday, January 13, 2015; 6:30pm* - 8:30pm
Mass. Eye and Ear, 8th Floor Board Room
[available via web-conferencing for those out-of-town]
* Fundraising drop-in coaching prior beginning at 5:30pm
RSVP - marathon@meei.harvard.edu or (617) 573-6364

[Training Clinic #2] Course Preview & Training for the Boston Course

Tuesday, February 17, 2015; 6:30pm* - 8:30pm
Mass. Eye and Ear, 8th Floor Board Room
[available via web-conferencing for those out-of-town]
* Fundraising drop-in coaching prior beginning at 5:30pm
RSVP - marathon@meei.harvard.edu or (617) 573-6364

[Training Clinic #3] Final Preparations & Recovery

Thursday, March 31, 2015; 6:30pm* - 8:30pm
Mass. Eye and Ear, 3rd Floor Sloane Teaching Room
[available via web-conferencing for those out-of-town]
* Fundraising drop-in coaching prior beginning at 5:30pm
RSVP - marathon@meei.harvard.edu or (617) 573-6364

 


Group Long Runs & Hill Runs

We have partnered with the Furey Marathon Training Program (formerly the FitCorp marathon training program) to offer complimentary membership for Team Eye and Ear members in their group marathon training runs this winter/spring.  This includes group long runs on Saturday mornings (December 13 - April 4) and group hill runs on Tuesday evenings (January 6 - April 7).

Group Long Runs

Location

Joint Ventures Physical Therapy
654 Beacon Street, Boston (Kenmore Square)

Start Time

Doors open at 7:30am
Runs leave at 8:00am

Schedule
  DATE DISTANCE
1 Saturday, December 13, 2014 6 miles
2 Saturday, December 20, 2014 8 miles
3 Saturday, December 27, 2014 10 miles
4 Saturday, January 3, 2015 12 miles
5 Saturday, January 10, 2015 10 miles
6 Saturday, January 17, 2015 14 miles 
7 Saturday, January 24, 2015 10 miles
8 Saturday, January 31 2015 14 - 16 miles
9 Saturday, February 7, 2015 10 miles
10 Saturday, February 14, 2015 16 miles
11 Saturday, February 21, 2015 10 miles
12 Saturday, February 28, 2015 18 miles
13 Saturday, March 7, 2015 10 miles
14 Saturday, March 14, 2015 14 - 18 miles
15 Saturday, March 21, 2015 12 miles
16 Saturday, March 28, 2015 21 miles
17 Saturday, April 4, 2015 10 miles
Weather Cancellations

Heavy snow, ice and extreme cold could be criteria for cancellation. Cancelled runs will be posted on Friday night or Saturday morning at www.Furey262.com

 

Hill Runs

Meeting Location & Time

5:30pm, meet at the bottom of the hill in Boston Common

  DATE DISTANCE
1 Tuesday, January 6, 2015 3 x full hill
2 Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Team Training Clinic
3 Tuesday, January 20, 2015 5 x full hill
4 Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10 x half hill
5 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6 x full hill
6 Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12 x half hill
7 Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Team Training Clinic
8 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 14 x half hill
9 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8 x full hill
10 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 16 x half hill
11 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9 x full hill
12 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12 x half hill
13 Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Team Training Clinic
14 Tuesday, April 7, 2015 6 x full hill

 

Register for Long and/or Hill Runs

Please email John Furey at jfurey611@gmail.com and let him know you are a Team Eye and Ear member.  Please also complete the “Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire” found here at www.Furey262.com. Additional information can also be found at this link.

 


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