A capacity crowd of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) supporters gathered at The Breakers Palm Beach on Thursday, January 12, 2017 for the third annual presentation of BWH Inspires. Featuring the work and perspectives of three faculty members and a patient, the evening provided examples of the life-changing and life-saving work Brigham and Women’s Hospital does every day to transform medicine for our patients and their families.
Erin McDonough, chief communication officer, emceed the event, offering personal anecdotes about the motivations behind each speaker’s work. Matt Carty, MD, shared the miracles of ambulation and the first of its kind amputation procedure he developed to give amputees better control, less pain, restored senses, and improved mobility. Tari King, MD, FACS, unveiled her new Breast Cancer Personalized Risk Assessment Education and Prevention (B-PREP) Program focused on risk assessment and prevention for women and men at intermediate risk for developing breast cancer. Scott Snapper, MD, PhD, discussed the devastation of inflammatory bowel disease and the stories of young patients who received life-saving treatments at BWH. And Vivian Wexler shared her journey as a multiple sclerosis patient at BWH who went on to deliver healthy twin girls and run the Boston Marathon in support of BWH and in gratitude for her care.
BWH hosts the annual event to thank members of the Palm Beach community for their visionary philanthropy and support of the hospital’s $1.5 billion Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. campaign to transform the future of medicine. The event was capped by a formal dinner, live music, and words of thanks from BWH President Betsy Nabel, MD.
“Tonight, as we reflect on the incredible work our faculty members are doing to advance healthcare, I would like to take a moment to turn the attention back to the people in this room who inspire our work and always push us to pursue new horizons, opportunities, and possibilities,” Nabel remarked.
To learn more about how you can bring more life-giving medical breakthroughs to patients and families here in Boston and around the world, contact Chelsea Keating at 617-424-4356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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