BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
ORGANIZER: Boston Medical Center
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Laura Walsh and Kelli O'Donohue Run Boston!
Dear Family, Friends, and Friars,
We are excited to challenge ourselves as we run for the city of Boston and are honored and blessed to be running for the Boston Medical Center! Growing up near Boston watching her friends and family run in the past, the marathon has long been a goal of Lauras, and Kelli could not say no after her last two marathons up Heartbreak Hill. The Boston Strong roar of Boylston Street is something too powerful for words and we cant wait to experience it TOGETHER on April 17th!
We have heard remarkable stories about BMC's exceptional patient experience through JP Craven; he was among those that were seriously injured during the events that took place at the finish line four years ago. Our appreciation for the world-class trauma treatment of the Boston Medical Center that helped return JP to full health inspired us to run for Team BMC in the first place. BMC was there on the darkest days for our city, but the exceptional care without exception that they provide EVERY day of the year, motivated us even further. With 75% of the hospital’s patients representing underserved populations, every dollar makes a difference and we arecommitted to raising $10,000 for the Boston Medical Center and running strong with the city we are fortunate to call home.
JP's Team raised over $750,000 in the last three years and we humbly ask for your help again this year. We will need your prayers. We will need you to shovel the snow off sidewalks in Newton! We will need your playlist suggestions. We will need your financial contributions no matter the size. Most of all, we will need your cheers, your support, and your love to get us to the finish line on Patriots Day.
We hope that you will join us to support this great cause! From the bottom of our heart, thank you.
Laura Walsh and Kelli O'Donohue
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!