Healing Meals Community Project

We’re Running the Hartford Marathon! Because We Can. Please Join Us.

Have you heard the exciting news? Our generous community partner, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers (PTSMC) has formed a Hartford Marathon training team to raise money for Healing Meals Community Project. We thought it was such a good idea that we decided to lace up our sneakers and join them. Now, we need your support.


Every year in Connecticut, over 22,000 men, women, and children are diagnosed with cancer and several thousand more are fighting for their lives as they face other critical conditions. It’s at this time that healing foods and support are needed most but many don’t have these resources, which is overwhelming for them and their family! Healing Meals was created to provide 100% organic meals, prepared by youth chefs and chock full of nutrition and love for deeper healing for the whole family.

When someone faces a health crisis, there are so many things they can’t do.

Because We Can, we will train and run to raise money and hope for those who can’t.


Our objective is to co-create a team of 100 runners, along with PTSMC and all of you – our former clients, patients, volunteers, administrators, donors, and friends – to raise enough money, along with sponsors, to make 5,000 extra meals this year. $50,000 would serve 700 additional people for 12 weeks! Please consider sponsoring us or joining us!

Whether you’ve never run a race before, are a seasoned runner with many races under your belt, or somewhere in between, come together with us to get fit and give back to those in need. We will support you every step of the way!

Next Steps (in order):

1. Join the Because We Can team on CrowdRise at https://www.crowdrise.com/healing-meals-community-project/. You can register with your Facebook account to make it easier or you can create a separate CrowdRise account with your email and password. Set up your Because We Can fundraising page on CrowdRise – add a profile photo and a message about why people should support you.

2. Register for the 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon, or Marathon Relay on the Hartford Marathon site: http://hartfordmarathon.com/eversource-hartford-marathon-2/ as soon as possible because the race sells out.

3. Raise a minimum of $100 or more. We’ll show you how!

4. Encourage your friends to join the team – there’s no limit to how many people can participate.

5. Consider asking your employer to be a sponsor of this uplifting community event – CLICK HERE for our sponsorship documents.

When you join the Because We Can Healing Meals Hartford Marathon Team, you will receive:

  • A training plan for running the 5K, half marathon, marathon or marathon relay.
  • Training runs with PTSMC staff and guest experts who will provide expertise in nutrition, fitness, form, endurance, recovery, and more. Check our upcoming events for more details.
  • A CrowdRise website to easily set up your fundraising page where people can donate on your behalf.
  • A free T-shirt.
  • Race day location to hang out with the other runners on our team.
  • A supportive community to cheer you on and help you meet your fitness and fundraising objectives!
  • A deep sense of pride that you are helping members of your community!

The Hartford Marathon attracts world class runners from around the globe and we are so lucky to have them here to inspire us! Many Healing Meals clients live in and around Hartford and may be too sick to run right now but the HMCP youth chefs, volunteers, and donors, and PTSMC staff and clients will run to help them get back on their feet!

Please join us or consider making a donation at: https://www.crowdrise.com/healing-meals-community-project/.

We look forward to making a difference with you this year! Because We Can.


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