Meet Team Barry 2013
The last two consecutive years at the Cleveland Marathon, over $25,000 was raised to support ALS research as our friend & founder Barry Winovich completed the Cleveland Marathon while being pushed by Team Brightside, four friends and marathon runners. Each runner took turns pushing the chair, and they made the run in 3 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds.
This year, Team Barry will be comprised of Karyn Seeger, Jeff McIntosh, Joe Vishey, Rob Rodusy, CJ Piro, Bobby & Carrie Stackhouse and Tricia Cusma, and Barry will be once again secured in a running chair supplied by Heart of Ohio Chapter of My Team Triumph, a program created for those with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience events such as marathons.
These athletes are currently in training with Barry, and they're looking forward to another incredible day spent running on the Bright Side.
Click here to donate to Team Barry and support their mission to raise funds for ALS research at the Cleveland Clinic.
This promises to be a special day as reflected in these heartfelt comments from last year's runners
"I've experienced many great moments in my running career, but none more personally rewarding than crossing the finish line Sunday with Barry, Josh, Jim and Colin. It was a special moment for a great cause. Thank you to all who supported us. You were with us every stride." -Jim Rowell
"What an inspirational day and an experience together that really touched me. I am honored to help Barry and Bright Side again and again." -Josh Rush
"It was a privilege to be with this group and part of this event with Barry. We took him over potholes and drenched him in rain, and he smiled through it all. It was a day I will never forget." -Jim Henry
"Of all the miles in my 50 marathons, none of them meant as much as each step with Team Brightside. Thank you for including me to be part of your journey; I am forever changed." -Colin Cooper
Click here to see our pictures from our day at the Cleveland Marathon.