EVERY SECOND COUNTS
Every. Single. One.
Why do I run?
Everyone I meet asks me the same question. I try to explain, but my answer never feels adequate.
For me, running has always been a team sport. I don't just run because it makes me a happier person or because I like competition, I run because my team depends on me.
Whether that team is my college cross country team running in the NCAA Cross Country National Championships or just a friend who needs some support, running allows me to show how much I care about others. Running allows me to contribute to something bigger than myself. This is why I run.
This year, I am thrilled to add another team to throw my support behind. This coming spring I will be running with the Mass General Emergency Response team in the 2020 Boston Marathon®.
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 $2.3 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.
Every second counts. Just as every second of a race counts, every second of an emergency response is critical. Lives are at stake. Being prepared takes time, training, and dedicated people who know what to do when disaster strikes. The funds you donate will go directly to MGH Emergency Response Program for training first responders, doctors, and staff to be ready when it counts.
We don't know when the next disaster will strike, but we can be ready when it does. I hope you will consider making a donation to the MGH Emergency Response team.