The 2016 Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K on April 16, 2016 was a spectacular start to marathon weekend. One hundred forty members of the Stepping Strong 5K team raised more than $65K to advance trauma research and care—an amazing outcome on a beautiful day!
“Thank you so much to all of the 5K runners. It was so great to see such a huge team supporting Stepping Strong! It really means so much to me to see you all supporting a cause so near to my heart.” —Gillian Reny, Stepping Strong Ambassador
Sincere thanks to M&T Bank for sponsoring the Stepping Strong team.
In Their Own Words
“I’m running this 5K in support of my best friend. After seeing the incredible care that Gillian received at the Brigham, I jumped at the opportunity to help raise money for the Stepping Strong Fund.” —Lillian Pierce
“I’ll never be able to adequately express my immense gratitude to the BWH staff for their bravery, grace, and dedication to getting Gillian back on her feet.” —Caroline Weber
“I’m running to help raise money and awareness for crucial research and programs at BWH. The 5K will rally us toward a vital goal, while allowing us to honor all those injured last year.” —Hank Winton
“I have always looked up to Gillian, and was so inspired by her strength and resilience. It’s been an honor to work with classmates to build a team of runners from Gillian’s high school.” —Ellie Gozigian
To learn more about running the B.A.A. 5K with Stepping Strong, contact Caroline Duncan at BWHmarathonprogram.org or 617-424-4263.