Tufts Medical Center announced today it has been accepted into the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program for the seventh consecutive year. The Boston Athletic Association has provided Tufts Medical Center with 50 invitational entries in the 2020 Boston Marathon.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the B.A.A. Official Charity Program once again for the 2020 Boston Marathon,” said Michael Apkon, MD, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital. “We are honored to continue our participation in this historic Boston tradition and look forward to building upon our team’s success of raising funds in support of Tufts MC, Tufts Children's Hospital and our mission to patients and families.”
Over the past six years, Team Tufts MC has raised more than $2.2M to support Tufts Medical Center’s mission of providing exceptional patient care to the community, teaching the next generation of clinicians and conducting cutting edge research to find new treatments and therapies. This year, the team aims to raise more than $500,000.
Applications to join Team Tufts MC for the 2020 Boston Marathon open today. For more information and to apply online, visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/marathon.
About Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Tufts Children's Hospital. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. The Medical Center features a level one trauma center with rooftop helipad, the largest heart transplant center in New England and a renowned research program, ranking among the top 10 percent of independent hospitals to receive federal research funding. A physician network of 1,800 New England Quality Care Alliance doctors represents our strong commitment to health in the community. Tufts Medical Center is a founding member of Wellforce, along with Circle Health and Hallmark Health. For more information, visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.