BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: B.A.A. 10K
EVENT DATE: Jun 26, 2016
Brigham and Women's will always have a special place in my heart. Before I was even born, my older brother was brought into the world with the help of the world-class BWH NICU when he was born 2 months premature. More recently, BWH served as the in-patient home for my Dad while he was being treated by his oncology team, a hybrid team of BWH and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute doctors. Much thanks must also go to the amazing primary care work of Dr. Jane Sillman, whose expertise and kindness played such an important role while Dad was being diagnosed.
I chose to support the President's Fund because my time working on the Individual Giving team here in the BWH Development Office has shown me the importance of unrestricted giving. The President's Fund supports our world-class care, research, and training so we are ready to respond to every situation with strength, skill, and compassion. Unrestricted dollars can go anywhere from buying everyday essentials to creating a specialized treatment plan for a pregnant mother dealing with a cancer diagnosis and subsequent chemotherapy (a true story with a happy ending thanks to the innovative and collaborative care made possible by President's Fund donors).