BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
ORGANIZER: Boston Medical Center
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
My mother and I had both the unfortunate and very fortunate opportunity to be part of the BMC family. We were both cared for by BMC after the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. While it was a horrible ordeal for our family the care and service that BMC provided us and provides to countless people on a daily basis is unrivaled.
BMC asked me to run with them this year and against my better judgment I said I would do it in a minute (I did not know it would snow about 400 feet in February in Boston). So while I am plugging along and dealing with ice, snow, cold… you should also know that the staff at BMC deals with issues that are far worse than mine and does it with a smile and compassion that makes me proud to run for them and hopefully raise some money as well.
It has been a difficult year but I am glad to know that BMC has always had my back and hopefully I can do the same for them. Please help me support this great hospital as they support those who sometimes cannot support themselves.
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!