Hi all, and welcome to my Boston Marathon 2020 fundraising page! Running the Boston Marathon has been a dream of mine for some years now, and I am SO excited to finally be able to reach this goal. I am excited to be doing so with Boston Medical Center - a terrific hosptial that gives back to the community and is striving to make Boston healthier and stronger.
My marathon journey officially began 3 years ago when I took the plunge and signed up for the 2017 NYC Marathon. Since then I've ran Chicago in 2018, and Berlin in 2019. It unofficially began back in 2013 when I ran my first half marathon in an attempt to prioritize exercise. Since then running has challenged me, pushed me, exhausted me, calmed me, and brought me moments of pure joy.
I promised myself that for my 30th birthday present to myself I would run the Boston Marathon - so here I am, asking for your help, preparing for dark, cold, long runs and Heartbreak Hill!
I'm sure you'll be hearing from me soon, and I'll see you in April!
More about BMC:
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.
Since 2002, Boston Medical Center has proudly participated in Boston’s historic marathon, raising more than $6.24 million for the hospital. In 2019, 79 Team BMC runners raised more than $843,000.
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.
· Complex Chronic Disease: To define a new model of care for complex disease management that improves health outcomes and reduces avoidable health care utilization.
· Substance Use Disorders: To reverse the trend in overdose deaths and improve access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and harm and risk reduction services.
· Mental Health Disorders: To integrate mental health services into primary care and expand access to mental health services throughout the community.
· Housing Insecurity and Homelessness: To improve access to safe and affordable housing options and establish supportive housing interventions for individuals with complex medical and social needs.
· Other Key Social Determinants of Health: To sustainably target key social determinants of health negatively impacting health outcomes in conjunction with community partners.
Thank you for supporting Boston Medical Center in its mission to provide exceptional care, without exception!