Burlington Mom Runs Boston Marathon for Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Moffatt at the finish line during the 2011 Boston Marathon
Moffatt at the finish line during the 2011 Boston Marathon

Burlington resident, Erica Savino Moffatt, is running the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Marathon team, a group of runners raising funds for life giving breakthroughs.  This will be her second marathon running for BWH.

Moffatt is inspired to run for BWH because of the amazing care the hospital provided two of her closest friends. Moffatt says, “Every step I run helps me celebrate my friends and the untold many who are served so faithfully by Brigham and Women’s Hospital. And that’s a cause that will keep me running for years.”

Since 1998, thanks to the generous support of John Hancock, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Marathon Team has risen over $5.8 million supporting vital programs at the hospital. This year, BWH runners are running for Life. Giving. Breakthroughs.—a comprehensive campaign dedicated to sustaining and fueling the quality patient care, innovative training, and life-changing discoveries that will benefit both current and future patients. Visit bwhmarathonteam.org to learn more about the 2014 BWH Marathon Team.

Learn more about Erica’s story here: http://www.crowdrise.com/ericasavinomoffatt

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a 793-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare. BWH has more than 3.5 million annual patient visits, is the largest birthing center in New England and employs nearly 15,000 people. The Brigham’s medical preeminence dates back to 1832, and today that rich history in clinical care is coupled with its national leadership in patient care, quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, and its dedication to research, innovation, community engagement and educating and training the next generation of health care professionals. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases, more than 1,000 physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and faculty supported by nearly $650 million in funding. For the last 25 years, BWH ranked second in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among independent hospitals. BWH continually pushes the boundaries of medicine, including building on its legacy in transplantation by performing a partial face transplant in 2009 and the nation’s first full face transplant in 2011. BWH is also home to major landmark epidemiologic population studies, including the Nurses' and Physicians' Health Studies and the Women's Health Initiative.  For more information, resources and to follow us on social media, please visit BWH’s online newsroom.


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