On Sunday, June 26, hundreds of teammates will join together to run the 2016 Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 10K road race to support Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).
Team "Bone" To Run will raise money to be used for cutting edge research in Women's Sports Medicine at BWH. Funds will support ongoing and future research on the female athlete, sports injuires, concussion and ACL tears.
The Brigham and Women’s Sports Medicine Department focuses on cutting-edge research for the female athlete. Female athletes are at an increased risk for ACL injury and several of our research projects focus on sex-specific ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation programs. Concussions are a serious injury in sports and are under-studied in specific sports such as Women’s Ice Hockey. BWH Women’s Sports Medicine has several studies assessing the prevalence and implications of concussion in collegiate women’s ice hockey athletes. At BWH, we also examine the prevalence of the female athlete triad on young high school and college aged females and how to address bone health deficits in these young athletes. Our research fund allows us to continue to provide Life.Giving.Breakthroughs to the female athlete.