What’s better than another story about a local running the Boston marathon for charity? Meet Jerry Seelen. You’ll find him on the streets of Hingham training for the Boston marathon with his youngest son, Nick in his wheelchair. He’ll be running the marathon to raise money for the South Shore Hospital.
You can read more about Jerry Seelen here
This year, I will be running the marathon to support InterVol and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
InterVol’s charity work concentrates of multiple communities in need. Aside from repurposing medical equipment to serve the community of Haiti, InterVol runs a Volunteer Medical Professionals Program, Friends Across Borders, and is committed to enhancing the lives of children at the Home of Hope Orphanage. More information about InterVol can be found here.
A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow every year. It is known internationally as a referral center for the most complex cases in all areas of medicine. BWH have several donor funded programs which include deploying caregivers and trainees in over 20 African Nations, the BWFH Breast Care Program, Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund, Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases, the Stork Fund, Alzheimer’s Disease Program and their own Boston Marathon team.
Running the marathon is part of the expanded efforts of the Palmier Foundation, whose mission is to acquire and grow resources to assist those in both local and global communities attain a greater quality of life. Underpinned by Christian values, the Palmier Foundation works on the principle that giving back to the community is an obligation which gives value to all those who participate.
You can read more about the Palmier Foundation here