Welcome friends and family!
Thank you for visiting my crowdrise page! I am proud and excited to announce that this year I will be running in the 2019 Boston Marathon and representing the Massachusetts General Hospital's Emergency Response Team!
As a local Bostonian, one of my favorite days of the year has always been Marathon Monday. It is a day we celebrate not only the athletes participating, but also all of the amazing people and communities we support as a strong and resilient city. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to run this year, and cannot wait to complete a lifelong goal of mine. Not only will I be challenging myself by running my first marathon, but I will also be representing an incredible team and cause!
My goal is to fundraise $10,000 for the MGH Emergency Response Team. With your support, 'The funds raised provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training at Mass General, efforts that benefit victims worldwide.'
I would be so thankful for your support, please donate to a great cause - anything helps!
Thank you and I hope to see you all Marathon Monday!
- Brittany Sprague
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.