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 Tyler's family:
“We have been in the Live4Evan apartment for about a year now. Before that, we were staying in a sleep space at the hospital. The sleep space is a single room with one bed and chair, that is attached to a common area. There are shared bathrooms with showers.
One of the most important things they tell families is to take time for yourself. The first month that Tyler was in the CICU, I don't think I actually left the hospital. Having the apartment has been so essential, because it allows us to be able to step away. It gives us our own place to shower, a place to make meals, and a place to relax as much as possible from the stress of the CICU.
I truly do not believe we would have been able to keep going, at least with our sanity, without the help of Live4Evan.”