Red Sox chairman Tom Werner mentioned that a visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center following the World Series title — as is tradition for every Series-winning club — helped spark the idea of the Run to Home Base program.
“We felt that maybe we could do something in a modest way to try and raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries and actually create a clinic that actually would be effective in helping people,” Werner said.
On Sunday, May 23, the 9K race months in the making occurred, and it was a sensational success. Over $2 million was raised to help veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars get the treatment needed to transition to a successful post-war life back in America.
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