Mural unveiled today at the hospital will honor Team BMC participants
(Boston) – Boston Medical Center (BMC) is pleased to announce that Team BMC has raised $5 million through their partnership with John Hancock’s Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program. To commemorate the milestone, the institutions will unveil a 40-foot mural at the hospital depicting Team BMC runners on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:15 a.m.
Team BMC has been a part of the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program for 16 years, with funds going toward a campaign to renovate, expand, and improve the medical center’s campus and emergency services. However, much of the $5 million has been raised over the past five years as Team BMC has grown.
“Without the John Hancock partnership, there would be no Team BMC,” said Kate Walsh, President and CEO of BMC. “Their generosity in providing support to our runners has helped BMC continue to grow our emergency services and provide the best care for patients in Boston and across the region.”
The mural will wrap a wall that leads patients from the lobby of the Menino Pavilion to the new emergency department, a symbolic placement to honor the determination and generosity of Team BMC runners, their supporters, and John Hancock. It depicts the Boston Marathon race route while highlighting the motivation behind many of the team members and the inspiration that helped them cross the finish line.
“John Hancock is proud to support Boston Medical Center—a global leader in delivering exceptional care to all in need,” said Marianne Harrison, CEO of John Hancock. “Together, we are building healthier, more equitable communities by empowering individuals and families to live better lives.”
With John Hancock’s continued investment and support for the hospital, Team BMC has grown beyond the marathon program and is running and raising funds for causes all year long. In addition to the Boston Marathon, there are now nine races in the Team BMC portfolio, including a “Race for a Reason” program that allows runners to choose any race and any program at BMC that they’d like to raise funds for.
Media are invited to attend the mural unveiling, and interviews with John Hancock president and CEO Marianne Harrison and BMC president and CEO, Kate Walsh, will be available.
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