Members of the Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. Marathon Team and the Stepping Strong Marathon Team gather in Hopkinton before the 2015 race.
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is excited to assemble two outstanding Boston Marathon teams: the Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. Marathon Team, dedicated to raising funds across all disciplines and disease areas at BWH; and the Stepping Strong Marathon Team, initiated by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, and dedicated to fueling innovative research and clinical programs to advance trauma healing. A proud partner with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), our runners are united in a powerful mission: to transform the future of medicine for patients and families here in Boston and around the world.
“The BWH marathon program is truly fantastic," says runner Robert Riveillo, MD. "The whole experience—the training runs, the coaching guidance, the camaraderie, the amazing support from the development team, and ultimately the race day and the marathon itself—is awesome. I'd love to keep doing this every year."
Since 1998, BWH has raised more than $7.5 million through its marathon program. Make a difference in the lives of patients and families for generations to come by supporting our 2016 BWH marathon program.
Sheila McLaughlin of the Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. team (left) and Sandra Argote of the Stepping Strong team power through the last few miles of the 2015 Boston Marathon.
Why We Run
The funds we raise in 2016 will make it possible to truly advance the kind of care we offer our patients. Here’s how:
By accelerating cures—in areas such as neurosciences, where BWH is launching the world’s first preventive clinical trial in older individuals at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease
By transforming patient care—in areas such as cancer, where our treatments will become more personalized and precise, and trauma care, where we are developing better methods to regenerate skin and heal wounds
By advancing cutting-edge trauma research—in limb reconstruction, orthopedic and plastic surgery, advanced stem cell technology, and bioengineering
By educating and inspiring the next generation of healthcare leaders—who will perpetuate life-giving breakthroughs for generations to come
- By investing in capital projects, like the Brigham Building of the Future—where collisions of collaboration will truly transform medicine, and our Newborn Intensive Care Unit—where we care for our tiniest, most vulnerable patients
Thank you for your shared commitment and passion to achieving life-saving medical breakthroughs that will transform the future of medicine through the BWH marathon program. We look forward to cheering the runners on to the finish line on April 18!
Marathon Program Perks
Our marathon program is more than two teams—we are a family comprised of first-time runners, experienced marathoners, BWH employees, grateful patients, and friends who want to participate in our marathon program and represent the hospital.
Here are some of the benefits we offer our runners:
Fundraising assistance including a fundraising website and valuable emails with advice, tips, and helpful hints to keep your fundraising total growing
Personalized training including weekend runs, weekly hill runs, and a dedicated team of professional athletic trainers and physical therapists to prepare you for race day
Branded team apparel
Team-building meetings with information about fundraising, nutrition, and marathon weekend activities and logistics
Team socials where runners can meet and mingle
A dedicated water/snack station during long-run training
Team pasta dinner the evening before the race for runners, their family, and friends
Worry-free logistics including a heated VIP tent in Hopkinton the morning of the race, breakfast and much more
- A post-race celebration for runners and their families to receive lunch, complimentary massages, and immediate access to trainers and physicians