As we approach September 25th and Team Kroot’s 9th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, we are excited to announce that we will have a new member of our team joining us this year.
To celebrate our 9th year, our oldest teammate on the pavement next Sunday will be wise beyond his years after celebrating his 90th birthday over the summer. In addition to many family and friends, our newest walker has lost his daughter and son-in-law to cancer while his wife also fought the disease. He has looked on since Team Kroot’s inception and always asked about the event and been impressed with it’s success. At 90 years old, he’s still as sharp as a whistle but a career in the moving business (and many surgeries as a result of that work) would prevent him from being able to walk a longer distance on the course with us.
We are proud to announce, that Earle Noyes will be joining Team Kroot on September 25th!
Earl will be pushed by his grandsons, Travis and Jason and will participate in the half-marathon route beginning in Wellesley, MA and ending in Copley Plaza. Earle’s push wheelchair is being lent to us by a member of Team Hoyt New England who is also a 3-time walker and loyal JF walk participant.
Support Earl Noyes’ Walk – www.jimmyfundwalk.org/2016/90yearsoldandrolling
Why Team Kroot walks and runs:
Team Kroot official blog: www.krootingforacure.com
Founded in 2008, Team Kroot has walked each September’s Jimmy Fund Walk. The walk was started in memory of Debbie Kroot and grew significantly once Brian was diagnosed with leukemia. The team is consistently one of the largest in walkers (over 100 in multiple years) and often is in the top 10 for fundraising. Since 2008, they have raised over $316,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
*(From 2008-2011, we were known as Team Deb)