BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
ORGANIZER: Boston Medical Center
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Folks, I've never run a marathon and now I'm going to train with Team BMC throughout this New England winter (dark, cold, ice, snow, etc,) to run in the world's most historic race. Sure, I've spent Patriot's Day handing out orange slices and cheering on runners but I never thought that I'd be the one wearing a number and pounding my way up Heartbreak Hill.
Here are a few great reasons to donate generously to Boston Medical Center:
- BMC’s mission is to provide the highest quality health care, available to all regardless of their ability to pay.
- BMC has the busiest Emergency and Trauma Center in New England.
- This year BMC is raising money to build a new Emergency Department.
BMC’s mission represents the underlying values of compassion and fairness that makes Boston a tremendous community to live in. It is affirming and reassuring to know that an institution of BMC’s superior caliber is our “safety net” for medical care. I am pumped to run and psyched to raise money for a great cause.
Thank you in advance for your generous support and contributions!
p.s. If you see me out training this winter or racing on April 20, yell out "Add it on!" and I'll know it's for me.
Boston Medical Center wrote -
26.2 MILES TO A NEW BMC!
For the past 12 years, Boston Medical Center has proudly participated in Boston’s historic Marathon, raising more than $2.16 million for the hospital. In 2014, BMC was fortunate to have our biggest team in history, comprised of 107 runners and led by honorary team captain, actor Kevin Spacey. But the true stars last year were our runners who pounded the pavement, crossed the finish line and helped raise more than $1.1 million, in honor of the victims and marathon survivors of 2013. We are grateful to John Hancock Financial and the Boston Athletic Association for making Team BMC possible and for recognizing the unique role BMC plays in keeping our city strong.
This year, philanthropic efforts from Team BMC will be dedicated to our Building the New BMC campaign which will include construction of a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department for our region. Boston Medical Center has the busiest Emergency and Trauma Center in New England with 130,000 patients per year—more than two-thirds of Boston’s major trauma cases annually. Understanding that trauma does not discriminate and anyone may need our services in a moment’s time, Team BMC stands committed to ensuring Boston Medical Center remains one of the very best trauma centers in the country. By donating to Team BMC you are showing support for the entire city of Boston.
Thank you for supporting Boston Medical Center in our mission to provide exceptional care, without exception every day!