Boston Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles program celebrates its 17th year at the 117th Boston Marathon. As a member of Boston 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 Boston Children’s Hospital’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 $15 million for Boston Children’s Hospital since 1996 through the efforts of more than 2,000 runners.
Boston Children’s Hospital: Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for the past 21 years. Boston Children’s is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children. In addition to 395 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and 228 outpatient programs, Boston Children’s houses the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 1,100 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and nine members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community.