Hello Family & Friends!
As a proud nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital and an equally proud member of the Boston community: there's no better way to show my love for my city and for the amazing work MGH staff and first responders do for us every day, than to run the 2019 Boston Marathon!
By donating to my fundraising page, you are helping me raise money for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General. In wake of recent mass tragedies and natural disasters in our nation and here in Massachusetts, it is crucial that we support emergency care and disaster relief in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Any amount helps!
Thank you for your support & wish me luck as I embark on my first marathon!
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.