BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
HELLO! Thanks for visiting my fundraising page.
As you probably already know, I'm Steffanie and work as a physician assistant in the Emergency Room at Massachusetts General Hospital. I'm ecstatic to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon on behalf of the MGH Emergency Response Team!
As a part of this team, I am running in support of the Emergency Respone Fund, which raises awareness, money and critical support for training, emergency care, disaster relief and preparedness at Massachusetts General Hospital. In the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, it was first responders, emergency care and disaster preparedness that made a large impact on that day. To be a part of this incredible institution is a blessing in and of itself, but now I've been provided the opportunity to run the iconic Boston Marathon and support this cause!
I'm going to need all the support I can get in the upcoming months with training and fundraising. Every little bit gets us closer to our goal. Your support means the world to me. Keep an eye out for upcoming fundraisers!
And watch for me on Marathon Monday, April 20th, as I conquer 26.2 miles!
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -
Following the tragedy of the 2013 marathon bombings, Mass General was fortunate to receive 40 guaranteed entries from the Boston Athletic Association to create an Emergency Response Marathon Team. For the second straight year, thanks to John Hancock, Mass General will have 40 spots for runners on the Emergency Response Marathon Team. The funds raised provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training at Mass General, efforts that benefit victims worldwide.
Team runners raise money to ensure that Mass General is ready for the next disaster – man-made or natural. Marathon funds support the training and resources needed to develop a carefully, integrated response that spans multiple departments throughout the hospital.
“There’s no room for error,” says David Brown, MD, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General. “Our performance must be flawless. As in football, if one player of the 11 on the field doesn’t do the job, the play fails.”
At Mass General, we take emergency planning very seriously. Preparing for the next disaster takes much training and practice. And donors are critical to our success. Time spent training is not covered by insurance and often takes place outside work hours. Money raised by the Mass General Emergency Response team allows Mass General to ready at a moment’s notice.