BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
As many of you know, every year one of my favorite annual events is to watch the Boston Marathon. I’m amazed at the perseverance and dedication of all of the people who run 26.2 miles. And every year I am inspired to run it. Well given that this will be my first marathon we know how that has gone. It’s cold in Boston during the winter!!! However after some slight coaxing from a friend, I decided to run this year’s Marathon.
I’m excited for the challenge and even more excited to run for Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Team Stork. Team Stork focuses on improving the care of mothers and their babies. One tour through the hospital’s Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)and I quickly understood why this was such a worthwhile effort. As the largest NICU in the state, BWH provides neonatal care to the most critically ill babies in eastern Massachusetts. Even babies who are 4 months premature and only 2 pounds when they are born eventually go home as healthy children due to the care that the staff provides.
Please join me in supporting Brigham and Women’s Hospital Team Stork. And if you happen to be watching that day please cheer me on. I am going to need it.
Brigham and Women's Hospital wrote -
Founded as Team Brigham in 1998, our runners have collectively raised $5.5 million for vital patient and community health programs at BWH and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
In 2013, Team Stork will raise money for the Stork Fund at BWH, which promotes clinical care, research, and education for healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Together, Team Stork and the Stork Fund will give all babies at BWH the best possible chance at a healthy life.
Team Stork fundraising will MAKE A DIFFERENCE by providing critical resources to the following initiatives:
- BWH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, whose skilled and compassionate staff help premature babies beat the odds and go on to live long, healthy lives.
- Our Birth Equity Initiative, increasing access to timely, high-quality healthcare services, reducing birth disparities in infant mortality and low birthweight, specifically among infants born to black women.
- The Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, providing dedicated care to women and newborns with complications identified before and during pregnancy.
- Our Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, transforming what’s possible in reproductive medicine and answering the hopes of many parents.
- Additional programs and initiatives that focus on the best possible outcomes for babies and moms.
Whether a first-timer or veteran marathoner, you’re invited to join Team Stork and this group of extraordinary individuals who choose to run the Boston Marathon for more than the 26.2-mile adventure.
Help all babies have a chance at a healthy life. Join Team Stork today at teamstork.org.