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April 09, 2017
BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I am THRILLED to have the chance to run the Boston Marathon in honor of such an amazing hopsital! I'm beyond excited to be on Team Eye and Ear to support a hospital that specializes in the head and neck.
My friend, Becca Gustison, has been helped enormously by the care and expertise of Mass. Eye and Ear’s doctors. When she learned she had a cyst on her thyroid, they were able to remove it and give her the great news that it was not cancerous. She raves about the care she received, so I am running on Team Eye and Ear for Becca!
In addition to the connection to the hospital itself, I have a connection to their mission, as when my mom was a child she was an eye surgery patient. I am also running on Team Eye and Ear for my mom, Cathy.
Thirdly, as out-of-the-box as it may seem, I am also running for my friend Brittany Stevens, who is not at all related to this cause, but 100% the reason for me wanting to run the Boston Marathon for charity. She was treated in Boston at Children’s Hospital for her Cystic Fibrosis her whole life and even though the cause I am currently running for is unrelated, Brittany, who passed away when we were 19, is one of my #1 motivators.
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.
Each year almost 300,000 people - adults and children - from more than 80 countries seek care at Mass. Eye and Ear and more than 20,000 of them undergo life-changing surgery.
Mass. Eye and Ear is home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers, offering hope and healing to patients everywhere through discovery and innovation. As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology through our highly competitive residency and fellowship programs.
Mass. Eye and Ear is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.