BENEFITING: Boston Children's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Boston Children's Hospital
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
Children's Hospital Boston wrote -
Children’s Hospital Boston’s Miles for Miracles program celebrates its 16th year at the 116th Boston Marathon. As a member of Children’s Miles for Miracles Team, runners have an extra incentive to push them across the finish line: helping children and families who receive world-class care at Children’s.
Miles for Miracles team members raise funds for Children’s Hospital Boston’s areas of greatest need: patient care; medical research; recruitment and training; and community health programs. Runners meet their fundraising goal through sponsorships, personal donations, and pledges from their families, friends, community, and co-workers. The program has raised more than $14.3 million for Children’s Hospital since 1996 through the efforts of more than 2,000 runners.
Children's Hospital Boston is the nation's top pediatric hospital – ranked first in more specialties than any other and the only one in the top three for all 10 areas rated (US News and World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2011). We're number one in: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, kidney disease, orthopedics, and urology. Learn more at www.childrenshospital.org/usnews.