“Behind the Scenes of the Boston Marathon Bombings” next Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at NH Technical Institute in Concord, NH. It’s free and open to the public. A doctor and two nurses who were on duty at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary during the marathon bombings last year will describe what it was like in the emergency room that day, dealing with injuries that affected the senses, while the city wondered what was happening and why. Mass. Eye and Ear was one of eight hospitals that treated bombing victims – and these individuals were on the front lines of those who helped.
The event is sponsored by Jack Savage who ran the Boston Marathon two years ago, raising money for Ocular Melanoma research in honor of his wife’s late brother, for whom Mass Eye and Ear provided hospice care at the end of his life. He’s putting on this event as part of another Boston Marathon run this year and as part of Team Eye and Ear, and would welcome your support.
Jack was near the finish line of the marathon last year to watch my own brother who finished about 20 minutes before the bombs went off. They were lucky enough to be a few blocks away when it happened. Because he was fortunate he feels an obligation to give back, so is running as part of Team Eye and Ear this year, raising money for them as one of the eight hospitals that treated victims of the bombings.The talk will be held at the auditorium in the Wellness/Student Center on NHTI campus just across the river. Directions can be found here: http://www.nhti.edu/visit-nhti/directions-mapMany of you helped Jack raise more than $9,000 in 2012, and this year his goal is $10,000 and he welcomes any donations you are inspired to make this year.Online donations can be made at http://www.crowdrise.com/teameyeandear/fundraiser/jacksavage , but cash or checks (made out to Foundation for Mass Eye and Ear) work too. For those who prefer to use Paypal instead of crowdrise there is a link to donate via Paypal on my blog, http://jacksrunforcancer.wordpress.com/In any case, please consider coming next Wednesday March 19 at 6:30 at NHTI. I think it will be a fascinating talk with opportunity for Q&A. Please consider forwarding/sharing information about the talk next week to anyone you think might be interested.Contact Jack SavageVP Communications/Outreach