Tread Strong: Support BIDMC’s 2019 Boston Marathon Team
APRIL 01, 2019
Robin Maxcy first joined BIDMC’s Boston Marathon team in 2013. At the time, she was running in honor of her dad, Richard, who was a BIDMC patient for more than two decades.
“My dad had many long-term ailments, but the amazing teams of doctors, nurses and other staff helped balance his treatment with quality of life,” Robin says. “I joined the medical center’s Marathon team because it was a concrete way for me to give back to a place that’s given my family so much.”
After Robin was part of Team BIDMC for three consecutive years, Richard passed away in 2016. “His last year was tough. But with his strong will and extraordinary healthcare team, we saw medical miracles occur more than once and feel lucky to have had so much time with him,” Robin says.
Just like last year, Robin will conquer 26.2 miles this April 15 in memory of her dad.
“I’m still adjusting to saying the words, ‘in memory of my dad.’ It’s hard to believe it’s been over two years now since he passed. He was so loved and is truly missed by my family and all who knew him,” she says.
Robin says her family is very grateful for the staff in BIDMC’s CardioVascular Institute, hematology, transfusion medicine, pulmonary, ICU and emergency departments.
“We interacted with so many different people while my dad was a patient,” she explains. “Too many to name, but all very special to us in their own way.”
Donations made in support of Robin’s Marathon journey will benefit BIDMC’s Annual Fund, which provides flexible funding to advance priorities and projects across the medical center.
“Thank you for this opportunity to continue my dad’s legacy,” Robin says. “I’m so proud to represent Team BIDMC.” Read more about Robin 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.