By all accounts, the 2015 Run To Home Base Program was a huge success.
Fenway Park played host to the 9K run/2-mile walk and fundraising event, which helped raise roughly $1.5 million for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program to help military members and their families deal with the invisible wounds of war.
That number alone is impressive enough, but it’s not all about the money. Gen. Jack Hammond, executive director of the Red Sox Foundation and MGH’s Home Base Program, joined Red Sox chairman Tom Werner on “Red Sox Gameday Live” before Saturday’s game to discuss how much the event means to current and former service members.
“Raising awareness is the key,” Hammond told NESN’s Tom Caron. “We had every senior military commander in New England here along with the elected officials, 340 actively serving military members, and it really goes back and gives us the opportunity to thank the people of Boston now for supporting this wonderful program.”
Hear more from Hammond and Werner on Run To Home Base in the video above.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@homebaseprogram