I am so excited to be running the Run to Home Base 9k at Fenway Park for the second year in a row! Please take a minute to consider helping support our veterans by donating to my Home Base fundraising page.
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.
Following the 2007 World Series win, Red Sox players and owners met with wounded Veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and learned of the medical challenges many of our returning Veterans were facing. Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner made a commitment, following this 4-hour visit, to partner with the Massachusetts General Hospital in order to address the signature Invisible Wounds of War. Home Base is the first partnership of its kind in the nation between an Academic Medical Center and a Major League Baseball team.
As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with military service.
Since inception, Home Base has served more than 15,500 Veterans and family members with care and support, trained more than 67,500 clinicians, educators and community members nationally and remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments - ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century warrior and military family.
In 2016, we launched a "first in the nation" two-week intensive clinical program for Veterans that extends the reach of this program to any Post 9-11 Veteran in the United States. We now grow our existing clinical staff of doctors, psychologists, nurses, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists and licensed clinical social workers to ensure that we maintain the world class evidence based care we have become known for as we double the size of our clinical program. All treatment is evidence-based and provided by clinicians from Mass General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, two of the best hospitals in America. In addition, Home Base has collaborated with both the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, the MGH Sports Medicine team & Red Sox Strength and Conditioning team to develop several Wellness Based Programs to address the less complex issues that affect the mental well being of our returning Veterans.
Your support is crucial to our success - 95% of our funding is based upon individual, corporate, and foundational support. Our two signature events; the Run to Home Base, and Mission: Gratitude serve as the cornerstone for these efforts.