Tedy's Team, Inc.

Raising Awareness Fighting Stroke

aka Tedy's Team   |   Plainville, MA   |  www.tedysteam.org

Mission

Raising awareness of stroke and heart disease while supporting survivors on their journey, giving them the means for a comeback.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Mr. Tedy Bruschi

Main address

72a Taunton Street Unit 104

Plainville, MA 02762 USA

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Formerly known as

Tedy's Team

EIN

83-1911809

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Tedy's Team sees a need for stroke and heart disease research, education, awareness and survivor financial assistance. We donate to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to support research, education and awareness. We donate to The Dimock Foundation to support underserved communities in and around Boston educating them on the importance of eating healthy and getting 30 min of exercise a day. Working with them to provide assistance for those in food desert areas where healthy options are not readily available. We created the Comeback Assistance Program, a financial assistance program that supports survivors or stroke, heart disease and under certain circumstances, other illnesses or injuries. This program was created in 2019 and has already funded 6 comebacks.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Comeback Assistance Program

On October 30, 2005, Tedy made his return to Gillette Stadium, but the journey to get there was tough. Tedy was fortunate enough to have a great support system and amazing opportunities throughout his recovery, but not everyone is that lucky. This is where the Comeback Assistance Program (CAP) can help make a difference.

CAP will give Tedy’s Team the opportunity to assist and support survivors and caregivers, not only of stroke and heart disease, but other debilitating diseases or injuries, on their personal comeback journeys.

For many survivors, the financial burden outside of what their health insurance covers can be overwhelming to themselves and their families. These type of costs can include; extended physical and speech therapies, procedures, medical equipment, prescription medications, and other small costs that can add up quick.

We envision this program as a lifeline for survivors and their families, but we cannot do it without the help and support of our generous donors.

If you are interested in more information about the Tedy’s Team Comeback Assistance Program please fill out the form below and someone will reach out to you directly.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
People with disabilities

Each year Tedy’s Team participates in the Boston Marathon®, the Falmouth Road Race and a destination travel race. This year’s events are:

Boston Marathon® – April 15, 2019
Falmouth Road Race – August 18, 2019
Duke City Marathon Weekend – October 18-20, 2019
Trifecta Team
2019 Falmouth Road Race
2019 Duke City Marathon Weekend
2020 Boston Marathon®

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Continue our work with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to support research, education and awareness of stroke and heart disease. Working to create new drugs and systems that support survivors. Also working with AHA/ASA to better stroke systems of care.

Continue to work with The Dimock Foundation to support underserved communities in and around Boston educating them on the importance of eating healthy and getting 30 min of exercise a day. Working with them to provide assistance for those in food desert areas where healthy options are not readily available. It's important to work with families of all ages to make sure the healthy habits start early and continue on.

Continue to broaden the reach of the Comeback Assistance Program so we can expand our funding.

Working with our partners listed above to implement our initiatives.

Creating new and inventive ways to raise funds so we can support our partners and Comeback Assistance Program.

Once running events resume, we have added new events to our roster.

Creating our virtual race trifecta to allow those who cannot run larger distances to be a part of what we are doing.

By utilizing our strategies and working closely with our partners, we will be able to make an impact on our goals.

Our small staff is dedicated to our mission and will make sure we are on target to reach and maintain our goals and visions.

Since our inception, stroke as gone from the number 3 killer amongst Americans to the number 5 killer. Our outreach programs and education programs have significantly impacted that outcome.

Our Comeback Assistance Program has already started to make an impact i survivors lives and we will continue to do so.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Donors, Participants, Stroke and Heart Disease Survivors.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email, one-on-one conversations,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Feed back has been received about our running events on a by-event basis. Anything that was given to us as areas of concern or thoughts for growth have been changed, edited, added, if possible. We have added Mentorship to our program. We have, where allowed, advertised our CAP program recipients

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Depending on the feedback we have strengthened our relationships by listening, changing where we can, and growing as a community

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Tedy's Team, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tedy Bruschi


Board co-chair

Heidi Bruschi

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Filipino/Italian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/04/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.