The 4th annual Run/Walk to Home Base event has raised more than $10 million in the last four years for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. The program supports clinical care, education and research to help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families deal with post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury from war.
The event also honored first responders from the Boston Marathon tragedy, heroes who deserved recognition in their own right.
“This year’s run was even more meaningful in the wake of last month’s Boston Marathon and the senseless violence that followed,” said Red Sox chairman Tom Werner. “Our service men and women sacrifice so much so we can be safe at home. Sadly, the traumas they experience are now the same ones affecting many of those who were injured during the Marathon bombings.
Hear what else Werner, U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy and others had to say in the video above.