Welcome to my Team BMC fundraising page! In April 2020, I will be taking to the streets of Boston to run 26.2 miles with some of the most talented, inspiring, AMAZING athletes in the world. I. can't. wait.
Running the Boston Marathon has always been a big dream of mine, and last February I was thrilled to get a "BQ" (Boston qualifying time) in the Myrtle Beach Marathon. I am honored to not just be running the race but to also be giving back to the Boston community by joining the Boston Medical Center's marathon team. I am raising money in support of this incredible hospital and its patients.
I chose this team because I truly believe that what happens in one community directly affects all of us. Plus, when one hospital "breaks through" with an innovative treatment, there is a trickle-down effect in our local hospitals. I'll be a part of a team that will be raising thousands of dollars to keep Boston healthy and strong! I am asking for your help to reach my big goal - anything you can do is so appreciated!
A little bit about Boston Medical Center:
Boston Medical Center stands as New England’s largest safety-net hospital and a national leader in caring for the urban and working poor. Existing principally to care for any and every person who walks through its doors, BMC does so with innovative treatments—many built within its own walls—and an unwavering commitment from providers—who are leaders in their field—and a highly-skilled professional staff. Striving to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient isn’t ancillary to BMC’s mission—it is BMC’s mission. With a commitment to health equity, BMC is working toward building healthier communities through national models of care and groundbreaking research, education and social service programs.
What your money goes to:
Team BMC is running Boston 2020 for the hospital’s newest endeavor, Vision 2030, which aims to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world by 2030. Vision 2030 encompasses the longstanding belief that when an organization invests in the root causes of urban health issues, the community and its people greatly benefit and thrive. To improve the health of Boston, BMC is uniting community, policy and research leaders to develop, deploy, iterate and evaluate strategies to address social determinants of health and promote equity in our community. The multi-sector collaboration will: advance the health of our community today; and improve conditions linked to poor health outcomes to secure the health of our community for generations to come.
The funds raised through this year's marathon team will go toward making Vision 2030 a reality, driving key investments in several areas such as chronic disease, substance abuse disorders, mental health disorders, and homelessness.
I really appreciate anything you can do!
Thank you so much for supporting me and the Boston Medical Center!