Hi Family and Friends,
I will be running the 2019 Boston Marathon on the Mass General Emergency Response Marathon Team.
My goal of $10,000 is to provide support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness teaching and training.
Being a part of this team is extremely important to me for so many reasons. The Emergency Response Team is something I am so happy to have the opportunity to raise money for. My husband is a first responder and I love to do anything I can do support the cause. I am also so excited to be raising money for MGH. As most people know my mother received all of her care from Mass General and I will always remember how kind and accomodating everyone in the hospital was and what wonderful treatment they provided.
To be able to be part of something so important through something I love (running) is amazing.
Any donations are greatly appreciated!
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 sixth year, thanks to John Hancock, the Mass General Emergency Response Marathon Team will be able to continue raising funds to help provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness teaching and training at Mass General; efforts that benefit victims worldwide.
These funds are crucial to ensure that Mass General is ready for the next disaster, man-made or natural, and to 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. Donors, like you, are critical to our success. Time spent training is not covered by insurance and often takes place outside work hours. Any donation towards the Mass General Emergency Response team allows Mass General to be ready when seconds count.