If Medeiros reaches his goal and attends the half marathon in San Diego, he is going to have a T-shirt made especially for the event.
"If somebody wants me to run in memory or in honor of somebody who has died, I'd like to get a list of people and the week before I go, go down and get the names screened on the back," he said. "In memory of, in honor of, that type of thing."
To have a name put on the T-shirt, Medeiros is asking for people to give a $30-40 donation.
If interested in giving a donation in Medeiros' name, visit www.teamintraining.org, search for Medeiros' name and follow the instructions. Medeiros is also accepting checks that he will submit himself. Send checks to 131 Ganong Dr., Saranac N.Y. 12981.
"I'm all about giving back to charity funds," Medeiros said. "It's definitely going to make the world better. Whether it's locally, or globally."