The 2013 Boston Marathon forever changed the face of our organization and the lives of our patients and our caregivers. Last year's BIDMC Boston Marathon Team raised more than $90,000 to support serveral programs at the Medical Center.
In 2014, BIDMC and its Boston Marathon Team are committed to raising awareness of health care bias and promoting health equity in our communities. Our returning 2013 runners and new 2014 runners will support a variety of BIDMC funds including:
Bowdoin Street’s Healthy Champions Program
Healthy Champions is an interactive program at Bowdoin Street Health Center designed to create a way for economically disadvantaged young people to become ambassadors of health within their own families, schools, and the community.
Kidney Disease Research
Martin R. Pollak, M.D., and his team have identified a reason for the high rate of kidney disease in people of African descent and are actively working to alleviate this epidemic.
Emergency Relief Fund
The BIDMC Emergency Relief Fund supports both the immediate and longer-term needs of patients, families, and caretakers impacted by devastating, life-altering events, like the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Annual Fund provides flexible funding to advance the priorities and projects that support our mission of providing unparalleled care for all of our patients, teaching the next generation of physicians, and finding cures for the most devastating diseases of our time.
To support or learn more about our growing 2014 Boston Marathon team, please visit crowdrise.com/bidmc2014bostonmarathon.