Ramping down post 20 miler Saturday
March 27, 2017
BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
ORGANIZER: Boston Medical Center
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I am very excited to inform that I will be running my very first marathon this April. After years of cheering the runners from the sidelines, I am honored to run the Boston Marathon 2017 and to raise much-needed capital for the Boston Medical Center (BMC), a beacon of healthcare in the northeast.
The thought of running the marathon did not enter my mind until November this past year. The challenge is not limited to the race day or encountering the Heartbreak Hill 19 miles into the run, it includes training over the course of 20 weeks during the coldest time of the year in Boston.
My values and my efforts to put my best foot forward embody the mission and values of my sponsor, the BMC. With it's diverse and highly specialized medical staff, the BMC provides world-class health care services to under-served sections of the Boston population. Located amidst a community that requires a great deal of attention, the BMC provides its service regardless of status and ability to pay. The BMC is the largest safety net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England -- the following statistics provide just a glimpse into what the BMC provides – you can also visit https://www.bmc.org/about-us for more on BMC.
- 59% of patients are from under-served populations and
- 31% of patients do not speak English as a primary language.
Running the prestigious Boston Marathon for this team gives me the energy to dedicate my training to such a great cause. My connection to the cause, and to the patients in need of help, will help make my 26.2-mile run in April an even greater accomplishment.
Please help me cross the Boston Marathon finish line this year. I have set a goal of raising $10,000 by race day and I am very confident with your generous support, I will achieve this goal. Please access following link and contribute – any amount is highly appreciated. Please remember your contribution will directly fund the laudable work that BMC is committed to.
I will send more updates on my training and fundraising status over the next weeks just so I could stay connected with you.
Happy to run WILD for BMC!!!!!