BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
ORGANIZER: Boston Medical Center
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
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I am honored to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon on the Boston Medical Center team. When I mentioned to my children that I was contemplating running the marathon my oldest asked about the bomb from 2 years ago. It shook and saddened me. He was in Kindergarden the year the bombs went off in Boston, too young to understand and comprehend, or so I naively assumed. Life can be short and senseless. I run to show my three healthy kids that our city is safe and strong. I run to raise money for Boston Medical Center because they took great care of people injured in the 2013 marathon bombing. That day and every day the Boston Medical Center staff saves lives. I am a proud Bostonian. Each day I am grateful that we live in a remarkable city with exceptional healthcare.
Please see more information on BMC below and thank you for your support, financially or emotionally- I most definitely will need both.
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!