Gear Up for the 2019 Boston Marathon!
It’s that time of year again!
123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019.
The Dimock Center is proud to be an official 2019 Partner of John Hancock’s Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community to recruit people to raise critical funds for priorities while running the famed Boston Marathon. In 2018, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $13M for their causes.
The Dimock Center began its Boston Marathon Team in 2017. We are excited and deeply grateful to John Hancock to participate for a third consecutive year. Over the years, Team Dimock has been essential in helping us raise funds and awareness to ensure that we provide high quality, comprehensive health and educational programs for all.
Sponsor Team Dimock or provide in-kind support of prizes for fundraising incentives!
For inquiries or any questions about the program, please contact the Lauren Bardsley, Director of Development, at 617-442-8800, ext. 1344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Our 2019 Team Dimock Participants
Linda Annan- Support Linda Today!
Linda will be running her second Boston Marathon for Team Dimock, having run her first ever marathon for the team last year.
Linda is a physical therapist at Bay State Physical Therapy in Dorchester. She first learned about Dimock through her participation in the Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run with the Bay State location at Dimock. The Dimock Center’s integrated service model and holistic approach to healthcare is one that Linda greatly admires. She sees the great things this facility does first hand through her own work with many Dimock patients. As a healthcare provider herself, she is constantly advocating for access to quality health and wellness care for all individuals in underserved communities, which is what Dimock strives to provide.
Linda puts her entire heart and soul into everything she does, both in her professional and personal life, to achieve any goal she chooses to tackle. She is very excited to contribute towards the fundraising efforts for The Dimock Center, and their mission to provide quality, comprehensive, and affordable healthcare for many generations of families to come. It is an absolute honor for Linda to be able to use her gift to run for such an amazing cause.
Anne Giovanoni– Support Anne Today!
Recently, while I was doing a long training run on a very cold, windy Saturday morning, I asked myself, “why am I doing this? – I could be at brunch, I could be out shopping with friends or I could be in a warm bed”. But very quickly, it hit me exactly why I was running across the Mass Ave bridge with the wind whipping across my face. I am running for Team Dimock! I am running to support the many people who wake up each day with their challenge to conquer, whether it is getting through another day of detox, managing a chronic illness, or getting a strong start in their education, and they have the opportunity to meet those challenges through the support and services of The Dimock Center. I am so proud to join my marathon challenge with their challenges and together make a difference in the lives of so many in our community.
I have been running marathons since 1999 and have completed over 25 marathons and 2 ultra marathons. I started running marathons as challenge of my strength and endurance. I had never been athletic in my life and crossing that first finish line gave me a rush of accomplishment that was amazing. Also, over the years, I have found running to be an enormous stress reliever and an opportunity to pursue goals outside of my job as an attorney. Over the years, what has become the most motivating and impactful part of running marathons is having the opportunity to fund raise for nonprofits who I felt a strong connection to. I am so proud to be a charity runner (no Boston qualifier here) and could not be more excited to have a Team Dimock shirt this year.
Running the Boston marathon is considered one of the greatest thrills for a runner. On April 15, 2019, I am honored to run the Boston marathon for the 9th time as a member of Team Dimock. I was drawn to run the marathon and support The Dimock Center because I believe in the importance of the comprehensive approach to health and well-being that they bring to residents of Boston everyday who might not otherwise have access to medical, behavioral health, family support and educational services. In particular, the services of the Dimock Center’s Acute Treatment Services are vital today as we continue to combat the opioid crisis. Providing detox and addiction recovery services within the Boston community is key to helping those with addiction rebuild their lives and set them on a path for future success.
As I train for the run on April 15th, I will continued to be inspired by the work at The Dimock Center each day and will push forward to make each mile more impactful to support the ongoing work of The Dimock Center.