I am so excited to announce that I'll running the 2019 Boston Marathon, representing Massachusetts General Hospital for the Emergency Response Team!
Running the Boston Marathon has always been a dream of mine, and being able to run for a cause so close to my heart makes this expereience even better. I am currently in nursing school hoping to become an emergency department nurse in Boston once I graduate. Going into this field I am becoming aware of the sacrafices all our emergency responders make to deliver life saving care. I am running in honor of those who dedicate their lives to helping others. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to represent MGH Emergency Response Team, and to run in the city I call home.
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.