In a remarkable showing of strength, unity and selflessness, 30,000 runners and wheelchair athletes are beginning the journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square as the 119th Boston Marathon gets underway.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is so deeply appreciative of the inspirational people running for our teams this year. We have 58 runners on our Life.Giving.Breakthroughs team and 34 on our Stepping Strong team in support of trauma research, as well as 10 on the Michael J. Davidson, MD, team to honor our colleague’s memory and benefit his family. In addition, a number of BWH staff are running on behalf of other charities and organizations near and dear to their hearts.
Completing a marathon takes endurance, athleticism and motivation, and running in support of a charitable organization requires tremendous commitment to fundraising on top of the rigorous training regimen. Our runners persevered during an extremely harsh winter for training, focusing on the causes they are championing and helping those in need.
Each of our runners—and all of the participants today—truly exemplify what it means to be Boston Strong. We will be rooting for every single one to finish the 26.2-mile course to demonstrate not only their own fortitude, but the collective strength of our city.
BWH 2015 Marathon Program. Support Life.Giving.Breakthroughs:https://www.crowdrise.com/b...