BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
ORGANIZER: Boston Medical Center
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Welcome to my fundraising page! On April 17, I will run the 121st Boston Marathon in support of Boston Medical Center!
Running the Boston Marathon has been a dream of mine for many years now. I actually started my running career in hopes of participating in the Boston Marathon one day. In order to make this dream come true as a non-qualifier, I must run for an organization. I am honored to have been selected by Team BMC!
I was personally moved by the strength and resilience of the city of Boston following the 2013 Boston Marathon. The quick response of emergency personnel during this time of tragedy and uncertainty continues to serve as an inspiration to me. Boston Medical Center provided immediate care to many patients with life-threatening injuries, all of whom survived.
Boston Medical Center strives to make a difference in the community by providing equal and affordable medical care to all. This is something I am passionate about. No one should be turned away from the healthcare they need. You will find additional information about Boston Medical Center below.
Thank you for taking the time to view my page, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for you continued support. I truly appreciate any donations you are able to make.
Boston Medical Center wrote -
For the past 14 years, Boston Medical Center has proudly participated in Boston’s historic marathon, raising more than $3.8 million for the hospital. In 2016, BMC was fortunate to have 91 runners—a group of dedicated teammates, from New York to London to California, who pounded the pavement, crossed the finish line and helped raise more than $952,000. BMC is 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 Boston strong.
This year, philanthropic efforts from Team BMC will be dedicated to the hospital’s Building the New BMC campaign which will include the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department for the region. Boston Medical is the busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in the region, with more than 130,000 emergency visits and more than 2,000 trauma admissions per year.
From the privately insured to the homeless, our Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center offer outstanding care to patients from all walks of life. For many of our patients, our ER not only addresses acute medical issues, it serves as their primary care clinic where they seek treatment for everything from sore throats to sickle-cell disease. But when more severe problems arise, our Trauma Center is always prepared. In the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, BMC Trauma responded immediately to eight patients’ life-threatening injuries and cared for 28 victims in total—all of whom survived. We were ready, because as Boston’s hospital for so many of the region’s most serious trauma cases, it’s the kind of work we do every day.
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 your commitment to the entire city of Boston.
Thank you for supporting Boston Medical Center in our mission to provide exceptional care, without exception!