Team Next Step FAQs

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Our mission is to shatter limitations and elevate aspirations of teens and young adults, ages 16-29, living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders. By supporting Next Step, you’re providing seriously ill young people with a safe community where they can connect with peers going through similar medical experiences and learn important life skills that will improve their transition to adulthood. Click here to learn about our community, music and mentorship programs that are provided at no cost to our young participants.

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[accordion-item title=”Are there open spots on Next Step’s 2023 Boston Marathon team? “]

Yes. Click here to apply to run the 127th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2023, for Next Step on behalf of the John Hancock Marathon Nonprofit Program.

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[accordion-item title=”Are there open spots on Next Step’s 2023 Falmouth Road Race team? “]

Yes. Click here to run the 51st Annual ASICS Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, April 20, 2023, for Next Step on behalf of the Numbers for Nonprofits Program.

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[accordion-item title=”Do you offer team bonding activities for your running teams? “]

Yes. We host team dinners and BBQs before and after the running races so runners can get to know the Next Step staff and their teammates. We also create an email group between Next Step runners and staff in the months leading up to the event.

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[accordion-item title=”Do you offer training support for your running races?”]

Yes. Coach Keri Boyle will provide you with a personalized training schedule and answer any questions you may have to make sure you cross the finish line your way!

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[accordion-item title=”Do you offer housing and transportation for your running events?”]

No.

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[accordion-item title=”Is there a fundraising minimum to join a running team? “]

Yes. We expect all Team Next Step athletes to reach their fundraising minimum.

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[accordion-item title=”Am I responsible to reach the fundraising minimum if I submit an interest form?”]

No. You are not committed to any Next Step event if you submit the interest form on this page. We will reach out to you once we receive your interest form.

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[accordion-item title=”Who do I contact if I want to golf for Next Step?”]

Email Jacey Gonzalez, Next Step Events and Grants Coordinator, if you’re interested in golfing for Next Step: jacey@nextstepnet.org.

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[accordion-item title=”Who do I contact if I want to host a charity sporting event for Next Step?”]

Email Jacey Gonzalez, Next Step Events and Grants Coordinator, if you’re interested in hosting an indoor or outdoor charity sporting event for Next Step: jacey@nextstepnet.org.

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[accordion-item title=”How do I get more information about joining Team Next Step or hosting a sporting event for Next Step?”]

For more information about joining Team Next Step, contact Nancy Hays, Next Step Development Director at 617.864.2921/nancy@nextstepnet.org.

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