Jason Pike via Crowdrise
August 19, 2013
Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues:
As many of you know, I recently moved to Boston and immediately wanted to find a way to have a positive impact on my new community. I was able to find a way to do so via my favorite hobby running. I found a great organization - Boston Medical Center - that I am raising money for as I train and run the Boston Marathon.
BMC is a private, not-for-profit medical center committed to providing high-quality health care to all, especially poor families, elders, and people with disabilities. As New England’s largest safety net hospital, BMC serves a patient population whose lives make them especially vulnerable to illness and disease, and for whom access to quality health care would be extraordinarily limited were it not for BMC.
On April 16th, I will be running the fabled 26.2 mile Boston Marathon! The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and one of the most prestigious. I am thrilled to have an official bid number through Boston Medical Center. I went through a challenging application process and competed against many candidates for a spot on the team. In return for my official entry, I agreed to raise $5,000 to support BMC in its mission to provide exceptional care, without exception. I hope that you’ll support me in reaching my goal, and together we can benefit an exceptional hospital. The services provided by BMC would not be possible without philanthropy. With your help, I hope to raise as much money as possible for this great organization. Knowing that my Boston Marathon run will directly benefit BMC’s mission motivates me as I train, and will keep me inspired on Marathon Monday (and hopefully allow me to remain injury free).
This is the first time that I have ever raised money for a cause and I truly thank you all in advance for your generosity for such a great cause.