BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
Macular Degeneration STILL Sucks.
It's a total drag, and I guarantee that you know someone who has this disease. If you don't know someone currently--you will. It's simply a matter of time.
Not familiar? Never heard of it? Please keep reading.
This disease results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina. It is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment. Macular Degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces.
Unfortunately, there is currently no medical or surgical treatment available for this condition.
Fortunately, there are heroes working tirelessly at The Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary to find a cure for this disease.
I will be running in the 2016 Boston Marathon on Team Eye & Ear to raise funds which will allow these heroes to continue their progress in finding a cure for those who have been stricken by this disease. I am running also to raise hope and a healthier future for people everywhere who suffer from debilitating conditions affecting their sight.
I am humbled and honored to participate in the 2016 Boston Marathon as a member of the Mass General Team Eye & Ear. Please consider showing your support for me and my team.
I'll do the running, but YOU will be making the real difference in beating this dirty old disease.
SEE you at the finish line!
I hope you have the best day ever,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary wrote -
Massachusetts Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world’s largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation.
Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex.
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Survey” has consistently ranked the Mass. Eye and Ear Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology as top five in the nation.
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.