Although the 124th Boston Marathon® has been postponed to Monday, September 14, 2020 due to the growing concerns over the fast-moving global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
This minor speedbump will not derail the Mass General Marathon Team from crossing the finish line in the fall. Training may slow down for a bit, but our Team’s dedication to support those who need it the most will be stronger than ever.
Mass General is in need of your support to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and limit its impact in Boston, across the region, throughout the country and around the world.
The Mass General Department of Emergency Medicine continues to work the front lines, delivering timely, compassionate care in a high pressure environment. Your support allows us to provide a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community.
Collectively as a team, we plan to raise a team goal of $430,000 that will provide immediate funding towards these efforts.
In 2014, the Mass General Emergency Response Marathon Team was created in recognition of the lifesaving response of hospital employees following the 2013 Boston Marathon® bombings. The ER Team has raised more than $2.6 million in six years, providing critical funding to the hospital’s emergency preparedness and disaster medicine efforts that benefits victims worldwide.
Marathon funds support the training and resources needed to develop a carefully integrated response that spans multiple departments throughout the hospital and ensures that Mass General is ready for the next disaster – be it man-made or natural.
“We have 40 runners running for Emergency Response,” says David Brown, MD, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General. “In Emergency Medicine, we pride ourselves on being ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Our motto is: ‘anyone, anything, anytime.’”
At Mass General, we take emergency planning very seriously. Preparing for that next disaster takes thoughtful training and lots of practice. Donors are critical to our success. Time spent training is not covered by insurance and often takes place outside work hours. Money raised by the Mass General Emergency Response Marathon Team allows Mass General to be ready . . . ready when second’s count.