This November I am running the Boston Athletic Association’s 10K® Virtual road race to support Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH ). One of my resolutions for 2020 was to participate in more charity races. It may not be the same number I would have, or how I imagined to race, but I am so grateful I signed up for the BAA 10k right before quarantine shut things down and social distancing has us running alone.
BWH and BWFH care for patients across New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world. Every day, our clinicians, researchers, and caregivers work to find new ways to predict, prevent, and treat the most challenging diseases of our time while delivering world-class care with a profoundly human touch. Our B.A.A. 10K teams are proud to fuel quality patient care, innovative training, and life-changing discoveries that will benefit patients here in Boston and around the world. My donation is to benefit the Stroke Center in honor of my Grandfather, who suffered a stroke and struggled with recovery over the next years before passing away in 2016.
Finances are tight, but these institutions need our help more than ever. If you are lucky enough to feel like you can donate, I would deeply appreciate you consider supporting me in my first 10k.