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Stephanie over at Running to Health is running a 9K at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox on May 22! This is a run put on by the Red Sox Foundation & Massachusetts General Hospital to raise money to help treat veterans of war, specifically with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & traumatic brain injury (TBI). Stephanie is running for some of her hometown heroes and has committed to raising at least $1,000 to support this cause.

Stephanie is holding a raffle on her site to help raise the funds and is offering some fabulous prizes including some swag from Allied Steel Displays, BondiBand, Inperspire, CEP Compression, Silver Maple Jewelry, RoadID, GU, Run Naked, Under Armour, Ifitness, Vera Bradley, and more! (All of our favorites, right?)

Here is a little about the Home Base Program itself, per the website:

We embarked upon the Home Base Program in late 2009 in recognition that many of our servicemen and women are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and/or traumatic brain injury, which have become what defense officials have called two of the “signature wounds” of this war. The Home Base Program includes clinical care and family support services, research and an educational component to share best practices with health care providers, social workers, clergy and others across New England and beyond.


Through the Home Base Program, we hope to impart our community’s “teamwork” with the brave men and women who serve our country and let them know that it’s not a weakness to ask for help, but an act of courage. As Red Sox pitcher and MLB’s 2010 Roberto Clemente Award winner Tim Wakefield says: “Because being on a team means never having to face a challenge alone.”


Mr. Wakefield’s words, in particular, had an impact on me.  The men and women who are serving our country everyday, and sometimes coming home with severe injuries, are part of our team. They are sacrificing their safety and comfort to make sure we remain safe in a turbulent time and they should not have to face more challenges alone when they return home. I believe we should help support them, in any way we can, as they are now supporting us.

As runners, we are all part of Stephanie’s team and can help her raise awareness and funds for an important program through her Home Base Fundraising Page. 

Stop by the Running to Health Home Base Raffle today, check out the prizes, and donate to a worthy cause!

Thank you,

Comments

  1. Thanks for the awesome shout out!!

  2. Thanks for the awesome shout out!!

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