BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
Mileage Tracker: 61
I am looking forward to running my second marathon as part of Team Eye & Ear. I was inspired to run the 2011 Boston Marathon after my mom's courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and watching my dad complete his first marathon at the age of 53. Last year's experience as part of Team Eye & Ear was tremendous as I got the chance to meet several of the doctors and patients and heard a number of stories about the great work done by the hospital. After raising nearly $5,600 and completing the marathon in 4:24:59 last year, I am looking to surpass both marks in 2012. I appreciate your support in helping this great cause.
Mass Eye & Ear serves both children and adults and is one of the premier hospitals in the world focused on vision, hearing, and balance problems as well as neck and head cancer. They have a long tradition of pioneering research to develop new drugs and surgical techniques and in training the top specialists around the country. This important research can only be done through the financial support and donations raised through events like the Boston Marathon.
Since 2006, Mass. Eye and Ear's marathon team, Team Eye and Ear, has raised over $1.4 million for research and patient care at Mass. Eye and Ear. in 2012, we aim to raise more than $350,000. Team Eye and Ear members bring new hope and a healthier future to people everywhere who suffer from debilitating conditions affecting sight, hearing, voice, balance, taste and smell and cancers of the eye, head and neck.
At Mass. Eye and Ear, our focus is your quality of life. We treat everything that has to do with the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck - so that you and those you care about can get more out of the world around us.
Our physicians are more than just specialists; each is also a researcher and a teacher. These doctors don't just apply the latest advances in medicine; they invent them. Together with Mass. Eye and Ear scientists, they work tirelessly to understand the root causes of diseases that both take people's lives and rob too many others of their quality of life.
Every dollar raised makes it possible for Mass. Eye and Ear to excel in clinical care, research and medical education. That, in turn, allows us to provide the finest specialty care to every person who comes through our door and to share our knowledge in order to help patients around the world.
Thank you for your support.