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 Lilly's Family:
“When we got the call, that there was an opening at a Live4Evan apartment, we were over the moon. I can’t express the amount of stress and relief that was lifted through this organization. Because of Live4Evan, we didn’t have to worry about where we were going to sleep, where we would shower or do laundry. We were able to just be there for our baby.
When the beeping of the machines and the constant hustle of the hospital became too much, we had a place to go that was away from everyone to just be alone. It was also a safe place to bring our girl to when we were discharged from the hospital but waiting for clearance to drive back home.
Live4evan did so much for our mental health and made one of the hardest experiences of our entire lives just a little more bearable. We are forever grateful. I can say while, things are perfect, our little Lilly is now 13 months old and doing amazing. Thank you Live4Evan.”