Family and friends,
Two years ago, I started my nursing career at Massachusetts General Hospital. I have been given incredible opportunities through this organization, and continue to seek out the endless possibilities. In 2017, I participated in my first half-marathon, and completing it was an major accomplishment. It was a feeling like no other - crossing the finish line after training to achieve this goal.
I am extremely excited to announce that I will be running the 2019 Boston Marathon with the MGH Emergency Response Team! This has been a life goal of mine that I did not think I would be able to achieve. With the support of you all, I am confident that this is another goal I will be able to achieve! I am lucky enough to be given this opportunity by the organization that has given me so much. The emergency response team is an organization within MGH that is crucial in these times. To learn more about why I'm running, there is a bit more information below.
My goal is to raise $10,000 for the MGH Emergency Response Team. I will be updating my fundraising pages with different milestones and events throughout the upcoming months. April 15th will be here soon, and I hope to have you all with me every step of the way!
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.”