Home Base Program Hosts 5th Annual Run to Home Base presented by New Balance
On Saturday, July 19th, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program—an NEC member— will host their 5th Annual Run to Home Base fundraiser. Presented by fellow NEC member New Balance, the Run to Home Base raises necessary funds to provide clinical services for veterans and their families while also increasing community awareness of invisible wounds of war that follow our veterans home from the battlefield. These invisible wounds, including post traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the struggle for veterans to reintegrate themselves into civilian life, affect an estimated one in three veterans as well as their friends and families.
In the first 4 years of the Run to Home Base event, participants and sponsors raised more than $9 million. The 9k run and 3k walk is open to participants of all ages, either as individuals or under the banner of their employer, and participants have the unique opportunity to cross Fenway Park’s “home base.” Participants must commit to a fundraising minimum and can register at www.runtohomebase.org.
The Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is one of the only private sector clinics in the nation dedicated to providing veterans and their loved ones with the treatment, care, and tools they need as they return from war. The Home Base Program cares for the entire military family including spouses, parents, children, siblings, and romantic partners. It provides care regardless of insurance status. The program also works to eliminate the stigma surrounding invisible wounds of war and to encourage those suffering to come forward and get the help they need. It works for our heroes who have worked and given so much for us.
The New England Council is proud to support the Home Base Program and thanks New England Council members New Balance, John Hancock, BAE Systems, City of Boston, and Bank of America for their sponsorships of this important event. The Council also thanks all the runners and walkers –including NEC staff member Chris Averill–and wishes them luck making it to Home Base!