Tread Strong: Support BIDMC’s 2019 Boston Marathon Team

BIDMC Communications

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Team BIDMC runner Marc Mendoza (middle) with his brother, Chris (left), and his late father, Dr. Renato Mendoza (right).

Marc Mendoza has been surrounded by people who work in healthcare for as long as he can remember. His father was a pediatrician, his mother and sister are nurses, and his fiancé is a midwife.

“Healthcare feels like home,” he says.

As an employee in the Development Office at BIDMC, Marc appreciates working alongside clinicians and care teams. “It’s a privilege to encounter and work with medical teams that continue to save and change lives on a daily basis,” Marc says.

First hand, Marc says he witnessed this amazing care when his father was a patient of the Cancer Center at BIDMC. “My entire family was cared for compassionately. My dad passed away in 2015, and I now work with folks who knew him,” he says. “It helps his memory live on and is really special.”

An avid runner, Marc joined Team BIDMC to conquer the Boston Marathon for a second time in his father’s honor. Funds donated in support of Marc will directly benefit the innovative work by physicians, staff and researchers of the Cancer Center.

“I knew it was time to run this race again for my dad and for everyone who has been impacted by cancer,” he says. “Any injuries I face and the long training runs I go on truly pale in comparison to the stories of those fighting cancer.”

Read more about Marc’s journey and support Team BIDMC.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.