BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
My Story: This will be my first year running Boston and I am truly grateful to be running for such an amazing hospital that is centered on helping others across all disciplines. I have been running for almost 4 years now and living in Boston for over 10 years. Ever since I started running the streets of this awesome city, I have wanted to run the Boston Marathon. After volunteering in 2014 at the bag check and seeing all the courageous athletes come through, I made up my mind that I would apply. The next big decision was which charity I would apply to. I read through the charities listed on the BAA website and settled on Brigham & Women’s Hospital for three reasons: it is my hospital, it has an amazing reputation in the Boston area and I knew all funds would go where they were truly needed, whether it was patient care, education, research or community outreach. The thought of my fundraising efforts having the ability to impact so many people and programs really resonated with me. So, I was overjoyed to learn that I was selected and look forward to running this great marathon, meeting new people and making a difference with the funds that I raise.
Brigham and Women's Hospital wrote -
A proud partner with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is excited to present two exceptional Boston Marathon teams this year: our core BWH Marathon Team, which supports life-giving breakthroughs across all disciplines and disease areas at the hospital; and the Stepping Strong Marathon Team, initiated by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, which fuels innovative research and clinical programs in trauma healing and limb reconstruction at BWH. Since 1998, our BWH Marathon Team has raised more than $6.6 million to support world-class patient-centered care, groundbreaking research, community programs, and education for the next generation of healthcare leaders. Thank you for supporting this transformational work.