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May 17, 2017
BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Hi friends and family!
Four years ago, our friend Gillian Reny was one of the many innocent bystanders critically injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Gillian was standing near the finish line with her parents, waiting for her sister Danielle to cross. After the first bomb went off, Gillian was rushed to the Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), where doctors and nurses worked heroically to save her life, and both of her legs. Gillian is now a senior at UPenn, continuing on the road to full recovery.
As friends of Gillian and the Reny family, we are honored and excited to be running the 2017 Boston Marathon for the Stepping Strong team! Since the bombings in 2013, Gillian and her family have shown us that with strength and positivity, we can overcome any obstacle. Their resilience and kindness is inspirational.
In honor of Gillian and the BWH team that saved her life, we have committed to raising $15,413 for the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund. We ask for your support in this cause, to help others like Gillian regain their strength, mobility, and spirit in order to step strong once again.
We are thrilled to be running Boston 2017 together and feel so blessed to have you all supporting us!
Jacquie and Elly
Brigham and Women's Hospital wrote -
On April 15, 2013, Gillian Reny was one of the many innocent bystanders critically injured at the finish line in the Boston Marathon bombings. She was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), where doctors and nurses worked heroically to save her life—and both of her legs. In gratitude to BWH, the Reny family established the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation to help trauma patients like Gillian regain their strength and ability to step strong once again. To date, the center has raised more than $9 million to support trauma innovation and recovery while upholding the Boston Strong spirit that defined the aftermath of the marathon tragedy.
Although trauma accounts for 41 million Emergency Department visits a year and is the leading cause of death for people ages 1-46 in the United States, funding for trauma research and care is scarce. The 2017 BWH Stepping Strong Marathon Team will advance BWH’s commitment to turn tragedy into hope for citizens, military personnel, and families worldwide who have been impacted by the devastation of traumatic injuries and events.
Thank you for supporting this extraordinary group of runners. Learn more about the Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Stepping Strong Marathon Team is proud to participate in the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program.