Now, Red Sox fans across the nation can get the opportunity — but more importantly, they can run the bases while helping America’s real heroes.
On May 23, 2010, the Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Hospital are teaming up in honor of the Run to Home Base program, a fundraiser that benefits soldiers who have returned home after serving their country.
“The military does its job very well in teaching us how to be hard, to be resilient — I always say that it turns something on in you that keeps you alive,” said Bob Davis, veteran’s outreach coordinator for Home Base. “But they don’t do a very good job of teaching you how to turn it off when you come home.”
Added fellow outreach coordinator Ken Isaksen, “They just think it’s going to be some sort of seamless transition where you get back, you take your pack off and you just get to go back to being the guy you were prior to deployment. … And that’s just not the case at all.”
The Home Base program aims to help Boston-based veterans who may experience any difficulty upon returning home after serving. To find out how you can support the troops, check out the video below and visit the Home Base Web site.