BWH Stepping Strong
Marathon Team

BWH Stepping Strong<br />Marathon Team

“No words will ever fully express my gratitude to the doctors and nurses at BWH who saved my life and legs in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings" —Gillian Reny

BWH Stepping Strong
Marathon Team

WHY WE RUN

Tragically, traumatic injuries and events have become all too common in recent years. Forty-seven percent of deaths for people ages 1–46 are caused by trauma, and trauma ranks as the third leading cause of death overall for people across all age groups. Yet, trauma still remains an under-funded, under-represented medical discipline. Your participation on the BWH Stepping Strong Marathon Team can make a profound difference.


 STEPPING STRONG TO ADVANCE TRAUMA RESEARCH
Run to propel interdisciplinary trauma innovation, research, and care for the benefit of patients worldwide.

“It takes a multidisciplinary medical team to care for our trauma patients. As a surgeon and a researcher, I work with my colleagues to preserve tissue after traumatic injuries, prevent wound infections, and more. I run so patients like Gillian can recover their strength and spirit.” —Margarita Ramos, MD, 2016 team


STEPPING STRONG FOR BOSTON STRONG
Run to turn tragedy into hope, and to honor the spirit and outpouring of kindness that defined our community in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

“I ran the 2014 Boston Marathon for Gillian—my baby sister, my best friend, and my greatest gift. I ran for the community of supporters, survivors, responders, doctors, and nurses who saved our family in myriad ways. And I ran to finally cross that finish line in 2014 with the conviction that there is so much good in this world.” —Danielle Reny, 2014 and 2015 teams


STEPPING STRONG FOR OUR MILITARY HEROES
Run to fund innovations that will benefit the more than 50K military personnel wounded since 9/11.

“During my deployment to Iraq, I saw firsthand the impact of trauma, both physically and mentally. I run with BWH because Stepping Strong is a great platform to help survivors of traumatic injury.” —Tom Steinbrunner, 2016 team


STEPPING STRONG FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T
Run to honor the spirit or memory of a friend or family member who has passed away or struggled with illness, trauma, or other devastating hardships.

“My personal catalyst to run the Boston Marathon was the loss of my father in 2014 to kidney cancer. The trauma of losing a loved one puts you on a path you never anticipated; but it is the journey, love, and support of family and friends that lead to healing.” —Dan Rosquete, 2016 team


STEPPING STRONG TO GIVE BACK
Run as a way to say thanks for receiving exceptional medical care that has improved your life, or the lives of your families and friends.
 

“In 1993, I had a traumatic injury to my right arm resulting in severe nerve and tendon damage and the loss of four fingers. I ran the Boston Marathon to give back and say thank you to the BWH doctors and nurses who took such good care of me.” —Stephen Teague, 2016 team


To learn more about running with the 2018 BWH Stepping Strong Marathon Team, contact Caroline Duncan at bwhmarathonteam@partners.org or 617-424-4263. To learn more about Stepping Strong research, news, events, and program areas, see bwhsteppingstrong.org.