BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
I have watched and cheered on runners at the Boston Marathon for as long as I can remember. Patriots day has always meant so much to the city of Boston, the incredible people that run and the countless supporters like myself. Last year tragedy struck at the finish line when two bombs exploded on Boylston Street. A day that has always been filled with joy and triumph immediately became chaotic and devastating. Thankfully hundreds of people responded to those in need in a way I can only hope I would have, if I had been at the finish line. As the hours and days passed hundreds of people were being treated at hospitals around Boston. All the doctors, nurses, and medical personnel worked around the clock to those injured in the bombings.
As we move closer to the 2014 Boston Marathon I feel it is time to remember and support the Hospitals who saved countless lives during last years Marathon tragedy. Specifically, I have chosen to run the 2014 Boston Marathon to support and raise money for Mass Eye & Ear, which has helped over 75 patients deal with bomb-related injuries. After working with many healthcare professionals at Mass Eye & Ear this past year, I have seen first hand how incredible these people are and how much they have helped both the victims of last years marathon bombings and the other 20,000 patients who have come to them for help.
By running the Boston Marathon this year and raising money for Mass Eye & Ear I feel I can do my part in helping fund the future of this incredible Hospital. My goal is to raise $8,000 that can be used to fund research and development of new treatments, the training of our next generation of doctors, and the continuation of maintaining the highest level of patient care.
I greatly appreciate your support in this endeavor and I look forward to sharing my marathon experience with each of you.