Mass Eye and Ear is a special place because all of the patients, the clinicians, and the researchers who work tirelessly as a team. I joined Team Mass Eye and Ear to run for my patients and my colleagues them. While we have been able to achieve so much already, the tireless search for better treatment, better care, and a cure continues. I hope that with donations raised from this fund raising event, additional advances in my field of facial trauma, periocular cancer, thyroid eye disease, and other ocular conditions can be pursued. As an ophthalmologist, I look forward to this marathon run in this symbolic year: 2020!
This marathon run is metaphoric of the journey that patients take. Once tasked with a goal, success relies upon a supportive team, physical effort, mental toughness, and emotional nourishment to complete. While the running and training can be one with our running team, the fundraising effort can not be done without contributions from friends, colleagues, and family. I am asking you to please contribute as little or as much as you can. It will go to a great cause!