As we start 2019. I am so fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to model a healthy lifestyle for my daughters, continue my quest to complete the World Major Marathons and along the way, raise funds to help organizations doing great work for the world.
To date, I have completed 4 out of the 6 World Major Marathons and have the honor to run #5, the Boston Marathon this year. For many runners, me included, this is a "bucket list" marathon and accomplishment.
In 2013, an unexpected work event prevented me from being there on the tragic day of the Boston Marathon bombings.
In 2015, as a part of my work with Merck, I had the opportunity to tour Mass General ER and hear the heroic stories of the care they provided to so many after the bombings. Mass General Emergency Response team is a model for others to learn from in healthcare and in business.
Please join me in offering them support to continue the great work for others!
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.