BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
ORGANIZER: Boston Medical Center
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am so excited to be running the Boston Marathon this year! I have been a spectator of the marathon every year since moving to Boston in 2006, always standing on Boylston Street and cheering the runners down the home stretch. I am a huge fan of the race and what it means to the city of Boston. It is, by far, my favorite day of the year to be a Bostonian.
I am also lucky enough to be able to raise funds for Boston Medical Center as part of Team BMC. BMC’s mission is to provide exceptional care, without exception. This means that BMC provides health services to all in need of care regardless of status or ability to pay. BMC was the place that treated many people after the marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 and had a huge positive impact on the Boston community, that it continues today.
I appreciate your support of Team BMC and I cannot wait to get off the sideline this year and run my way down Boylston Street as I finish the Boston Marathon!!
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!