Team Reiley via Crowdrise
March 17, 2015
BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am excited to be running my second Boston Marathon, and proud to be running it again with Team Eye and Ear!
Last year's experience was phenomenal, and rewarding in many ways. It was an epic day for me, for the City of Boston, and for the world. I learned that I actually enjoy long distance running, and successfully finished my first ever marathon in 3:34, feeling great. I learned that I have many truly amazing friends, who were there for me with the much needed moral support during training, and more importantly with generous gifts to support Mass Eye and Ear. I already knew I had an amazingly supportive extended family, and I am ever so appreciative of the support of my hubby and my five children. With everyone's help, I succeeded in raising over $34,000 for eye research at MEEI! I continue to learn more about Mass Eye and Ear from the inside, and am increasingly impressed with the ground-breaking research that is giving hope to people around the world.
I qualified for the 2015 Boston Marathon and received my own bib, but I could not imagine running without Team Eye and Ear. I am honored to serve as a trustee at MEEI, carrying on the Ankeny family legacy (and proud that my father is still an active member of the Board). Innovative techniques pioneered by MEEI doctors saved the vision of several family members in the past, and for that I am grateful. This is my opportunity to give back to an amazing institution, raising awareness of all the good things going on right now, while raising funds for all the great and promising things to come. There are currently some very some very exciting developments in vision care research in particular, which is where I would like to dedicate my fundraising efforts.
PLEASE JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING MASS EYE AND EAR BY MAKING A DONATION TODAY. My personal goal is to raise $20,000 for eye research. Just click on the "Donate" button to the right. If you prefer to send a check, make it payable to "Foundation of Mass Eye and Ear" and mail it to me directly at 16 Waldron Street, Marblehead, MA 01945.
Thank you for your support! Knowing that friends believe in me and my cause makes the training that much easier. I will keep running (go away, snow!), and together we can make a difference at Mass Eye and Ear!
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary wrote -
Massachusetts Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world’s largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation.
Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex.
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Survey” has consistently ranked the Mass. Eye and Ear Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology as top five in the nation.
Every dollar raised makes it possible for Mass. Eye and Ear to excel in clinical care, research and medical education. That, in turn, allows us to provide the finest specialty care to every person who comes through our door and to share our knowledge in order to help patients around the world.
Thank you for your support.