This will be my third race running with Brigham and Women's Hospital and the BAA. After working on their Development Events team, I have a wide understanding and deep appreciation for the incredible work in both research and patient care that is being done within the hospital. The Stepping Strong Center is furthering some truly remarkable innovation and care for victims of trauma, which is so important in a world with an increasing number of traumatic incidents occuring closer and closer to home.
Thank you for your support!
Brigham and Women's Hospital wrote -
On April 15, 2013, Gillian Reny was one of the 39 critically injured bystanders at the finish line in the Boston Marathon bombings. She was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), where doctors and nurses worked heroically to save her life—and both of her legs. In gratitude to BWH, the Reny family established The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation to help trauma survivors like Gillian regain their strength and step strong once again.
In less than five years, the Stepping Strong Center has raised more than $14 million to turn tragedy into hope for civilians and military heroes worldwide who suffer from devastating traumatic injuries and events. But much more needs to be done.
Every 3 minutes, someone dies from a traumatic injury. When you support a member of the 2019 Stepping Strong 5K Team, you are helping advance BWH’s commitment to transforming trauma care for countless survivors and their families.
Thank you for supporting this extraordinary group of runners and continuing to honor the Boston Strong spirit that still defines our city today.
If you secured a B.A.A. 5K bib please forward your confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Stepping Strong 5K team!