Runners raise more than $50,000
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Lahey completed the Boston Marathon on their own non-traditional courses, raising $50,000 for programs at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Beverly Hospital. Each runner had a personal cheering section along their routes, lined by family and friends.
Lauren Washnock-Maldonado, a nurse at Beverly Hospital, raised more than $9,000 for Beverly Hospital’s Oncology Fund. Lauren, who has been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, was not able to train for or run the virtual race, so that she could dedicate her time to her patients. Lauren dedicated her fundraising efforts to the memory of her mother, her best friend, who died of cancer in 2019.
Mary Bazylewicz, LICSW, a social worker in Lahey’s Department of General Internal Medicine raised more than $15,000 for her department. Her manager is allowing her to use those funds to start a program for underserved elderly and behavioral health patients. Mary ran 26.2 miles with a time of 04:29:37.
T.J. Dye raised more than $10,000 for cancer care at Lahey in honor of his father who he lost to cancer in 2019. T.J. finished the race with a time of 05:22:15.
Warren Ferris raised more than $6,800 for cardiac care at Lahey, in honor of his mother and his family members who have suffered from heart conditions. Warren finished with a time of 03:21:29.
Salter HealthCare sponsored Team Lahey for the second year in a row, donating $10,000 toward the cause. Team Lahey is a proud official charity of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program.