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Former Patriots Player Jerod Mayo Joins Boston Medical Center Board of Trustees

December 13, 2016

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Former Patriots Player Jerod Mayo Joins Boston Medical Center Board of Trustees

(Boston) Dec. 13, 2016 - Boston Medical Center (BMC) today announced the addition of Jerod Mayo as a member of its Board of Trustees, effective immediately. A legendary New England Patriots linebacker,  co-captain and Super Bowl champion, Mayo spent his entire career with the Patriots and developed a reputation for his tireless dedication to charitable causes and his involvement in the community. 

“Jerod has been impressing us at BMC for over six years now,” said Kate Walsh, president and CEO of BMC. “He and his wife Chantel chose to support our pediatric programs as their charitable focus, believing in our mission. Since then, they have raised over one million dollars for us, along with public awareness. His impact has been immeasurable and his commitment unwavering.  We are thrilled that he will join our Board and help us shape the future of health care for our patients.”

Mayo, along with his wife Chantel, is the founder of the annual Mayo Bowl, one of the largest charitable events sponsored by a professional athlete in the New England area. All proceeds from the Mayo Bowl benefit BMC Pediatrics, with the annual event raising $1.7 million since its inception in 2010.

“When my wife and I established the Mayo Bowl, we wanted to support care for children in need. Boston Medical Center’s mission of providing exceptional care without exception really spoke to us.  And for the past six years we have seen up close the incredible work that they do,” said Mayo.  “I am honored to join the Board of Trustees and to help shape BMC’s path forward.”

Jerod Mayo spent his entire National Football League (NFL) career as a linebacker for the New England Patriots, retiring after eight years in 2016. He recently joined Optum, the technology division of health insurance company UnitedHealth Group, as VP of Business Development. He attended the University of Tennessee and earned a degree in Sports Management. 

“Jerod Mayo brings with him an unparalleled dedication and passion to helping those in need,” said Martha Samuelson, chair of BMC’s Board of Trustees. “We are delighted to welcome him to the BMC board and are confident that he will continue to make significant contributions to support the hospital and system as a whole.”

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