Race Partner Steps Up Its Game for the Front Line
DMSE Sports, Inc. has partnered with Lahey for the past six years to put on the Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run. They know firsthand how the money raised at the event and the frontline caregivers at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center help the community every day.
Ryan McGillivray, DMSE’s manager of warehouse & equipment operations and son of philanthropist and marathon runner Dave McGillivray, realized they had a few thousand surplus leftover gloves and rain ponchos. After hearing about the national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the coronavirus outbreak, he decided Lahey could use the help.
Ryan orders gloves and other supplies for their events and races every year, but with the current social distancing guidelines, lots of them are getting canceled or postponed. “It was an easy decision to offer these supplies to Lahey,” he said.
Ryan made the delivery himself in the DMSE truck in late March. Frontline medical staff are now using the supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and stay healthy so they can continue treating patients. “Doing good for others is what the DMSE team does,” Ryan said. “It means a lot for us to be able to promote goodwill and well-being in the community. It’s how we’ve all been brought up, myself and my four other siblings.”