I am thrilled to announce that I will be running the 123rd Boston Marathon as a member of the MGH Emergency Response Team. I am running on behalf of my father, Curtis Audin, an ER nurse at MGH for nearly 17 years who just retired in August. He was a role model for me. He worked harder than anyone I have ever known, and taught me important principles like discipline and dependability, to respect my colleagues, and to speak up for myself. He truly cared for his patients, and even volunteered during his free time to provide emergency relief in places like New Orleans and Haiti after natural disasters. I was fortunate enough to spend my first two years of residency with him before his retirement. Witnessing him practice the same principles that he has been teaching me for 32 years reassured me that he has also been a role model for others at MGH. I am grateful for the opportunity to run the 123rd Boston Marathon in his name as a member of the MGH Emergency Response Team, to show my appreciation not only for him and the tireless work he has devoted to MGH, but for all of the emergency responders out there - including my wife - who have dedicated their lives to helping others when tragedy strikes.
Your support will help MGH prepare for the next disaster. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. See below for some additional incentives. Thank you in advance for your support!
- $100 - shout-out video on my fundraising page
- $250 - potential for a matching gift if made after March 30
- $400 - invitation to a pasta party at my house on Friday, April 12
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.