The Falmouth Road Race has been an important part of Live4Evan's fundraising for the past several years. However, in 2020, the prestigious Road Race takes on even greater significance for Live4Evan due to the current global circumstances.
Live4Evan continues to provide three patient-family apartments for families traveling to Boston for cardiac care at Children's Hospital. The cardiac surgeries and procedures that these children receive are life-saving and cannot be delayed, despite the limitations that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Without a place to stay, these families would otherwise not be able to travel to Boston for the world-class treatment their children need.
The pandemic has had a significant impact on Live4Evan's typical fundraising efforts. With two events postponed and the status of the Boston Marathon uncertain, Live4Evan views the virtual Falmouth Road Race as a terrific opportunity to raise the vital funds needed to continue to provide housing for the families of cardiac patients in Boston. The critical care for these children cannot be cancelled or postponed. We urge you to help however you can to ensure that their families have a place to stay while receiving life-saving medical treatment.
What Live4Evan has meant to Briar's family:
“We came from Texas and our son was in Boston for 3.5 months due to heart surgery and some other preemie issues. We had a hotel the first couple of weeks and Boston is not cheap. Live 4 Evan provided me a home while my baby was inpatient and the private apartment allowed me to keep my sanity.
It was nice to have a place to come “home” to that was my own. Being there for 3.5 months I knew if I were in a public or shared space I wouldn’t be able to be my best self for my baby.
There are no beds in the hospital readily available. And you need be strong and well rested for your baby. A place to stay is huge. Also, it forces you out of the hospital which is much needed sometimes.
We were discharged 3 months ago and are back in Houston. Briar is thriving at home!”