BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center
In addition to getting married this June, we will also be finishing our time as medical trainees in Boston. We spent the majority of our residency years working at Boston Medical Center (BMC), New England's largest safety net hospital. The patients and staff at BMC have been our teachers over the past 5 years and we would like to extend our thanks by fundraising for two programs that benefit the patients in our specialty areas, The Kids Fund (Pediatrics) and Project ASSERT (Emergency Medicine).
The Kids Fund helps provide necessities like eyeglasses, winter coats and medicine for more than 25,000 children at Boston Medical Center whose families are living below the poverty level. The Kids Fund provides assistance for basic needs including food, clothing and home medical equipment not covered by medical insurance. The Kids Fund also provides key resources to initiate and sustain innovative programs and resources to ensure Boston’s neediest children and their families have the best possible health care outcomes.
A program of Boston Medical Center’s Emergency Department, Project ASSERT has served more than 60,000 patients and is a national model in substance abuse intervention. Project ASSERT believes in offering patients the opportunity to make healthier lifestyle changes in a non‐judgmental environment. The team, consisting of health promotion advocates, helps patients tackle the treatment system and assists with different steps in recovery such as establishing a primary care doctor, finding a suitable detox program, assisting with shelter and providing care to prevent opioid overdose. Project ASSERT achieves this while affirming the dignity of patients and their cultural backgrounds, beliefs and values.
Thank you for considering making a donation to benefit these two important programs! We hope to see in June--
Margot and Ryan