BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
I’m excited to announce that I will be racing the Boston Marathon this April as part of the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Response Marathon Team!
As you may know, I was closely affected by the events at last year’s marathon, from running part of the race itself to learning that the alleged bomber who we had all been taught to hate was the captain of my school’s wrestling team, whom I saw leading his team every day alongside my track practice. I am passionate about running Boston this April to show that Boston, and Cambridge in particular, are defined not by these events, but by how we rise and become better from them.
I am fundraising $5,000 for MGH’s Emergency Response Fund. Thanks to the incredible response of the hospital’s staff, countless lives were saved last April. The fund was created in the wake of last year’s marathon and will ensure that the hospital is fully prepared should any such emergency happen in the future.
I would GREATLY appreciate any donation you can make to support me and the team. You may contribute below on Crowdrise, or feel free to send me a check or cash, 100% of which will go to the MGH Emergency Response Fund. Please contact me with any questions.
I truly appreciate all the support!
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -
Thanks to the Boston Athletic Association, Massachusetts General Hospital received 40 entries into the 2014 Boston Marathon in recognition of our staff’s work following the tragic events at the 2013 marathon.
Mass General is honored to have contributed to the healing of the victims of the marathon bombings, their families and our community. We remain extremely proud of the compassion, diligence and professionalism our exceptional caregivers demonstrated.
The enormity of the marathon bombing tested their skills and resilience. The future of dozens of badly wounded patients and their traumatized families were in their hands. Moreover, this attack occurred at one of Boston’s most storied events. The caregivers themselves were shaken. Some struggled to save lives that afternoon fearing that the next patient who came through the doors might be someone they knew.
Of the 39 victims treated at Mass General, the most gravely wounded suffered from traumatic amputations, severe blood loss and third-degree burns.
In the tragedy’s wake, we began to raise funds to support the MGH Emergency Response Fund. It provides social services for victims and families of disasters, as well as emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training.