Kathryn Ryan via Crowdrise
April 10, 2013
BENEFITING: ATRIUS HEALTH FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: ATRIUS HEALTH FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
I have wanted to run the Boston Marathon since before I could remember. I just turned 25, as it is my quarter century birthday year I think it is fitting to be able to complete something that is so mentally and physically challenging. Since I have not run a marathon before, I needed a sponsor and wanted to choose a foundation that has an important significance to me. Atrius Health Foundation has a personal place in my heart as it is a mission driven foundation based on the values of improving the quality of healthcare through innovation and compassion. My father, Patrick Ryan is on the board of Atrius and has been in the healthcare industry for 33 years and has made a living improving the quality of healthcare. He has taught me the importance of innovation, caring for the community and compassion, and instilled upon me these values that are evident in Atrius’s mission. Now as I embark upon a career in healthcare at Press Ganey, a mission driven company I want to be able to advance this same mission by raising money for Atrius. I can’t think of a better foundation that allows me to both make a difference at the Atrius Health Foundation and helping Atrius Health medical groups to partner with your 700,000 patients to make it easier to be healthy and to work with Press Ganey to improve the Patient Experience and the continuum of care as a whole.
I am very excited to finish the 117th Boston Marathon and more importantly to raise money for Atrius Health Foundation! Please help me reach my goal of raising $10,000 by donating today!
ATRIUS HEALTH FOUNDATION INC wrote -
Team Atrius Health Foundation
Funds raised for the Atrius Health Foundation will support a variety of innovative health and wellness initiatives, such as the following:
Help for the frail elderly. The Foundation is sponsoring a new fall prevention program for seniors at risk at nine locations in Greater Boston.
Help for low income communities. The Foundation is developing a community health workers pilot program to increase access to healthcare.
Help for children at-risk for obesity.The Foundation distributes free copies of an award-winning children’s nutrition magazine to 80,000 families each year.
Help for the homeless. The Foundation partners with local organizations to provide free medical supplies, medical equipment and health services for homeless people.
Help for the chronically ill. The Foundation sponsors patient-managed, physician-directed pilot programs to test new methods of care delivery for people with chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Help for the international community. The Foundation provides in-kind donations of medical supplies and equipment as well as financial aid to services organizations in areas affected by natural disasters, and to populations which lack access to medical care.