2018 RUN TO HOME BASE PRESENTED BY NEW BALANCE

 

The Run is a unique fundraising event through Boston ending with the unforgettable experience of crossing home plate at historic Fenway. Friends and family can watch you from the stands, with food, entertainment and fun family activities available in the concourses of America?s Most Beloved Ballpark.

At Home Base, we remain committed to providing world-class care, at no cost to Veterans and their Families. We are committed to those who have served and sacrificed for us. By participating in the Run to Home Base, you are sharing this commitment and helping to heal Veterans and their Families from the Invisible Wounds.

 

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2018?

 

As a Run to Home Base participant, you have the opportunity to win awesome Red Sox prizes while raising funds in support of our nation?s Veterans, Service Members and their Families. Proceeds from the Run to Home Base are crucial to the support of Home Base services throughout the year. 

In recognition of those participants who go above and beyond their fundraising requirements, we are offering the following new incentives:

 

  • Each participant who raises $1,000 by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, May 1st will receive:
    • 2 tickets to the Red Sox game on Saturday, July 28th
    • A chance to win a pair of performance sneakers.

 

  • Each participant who raises $2,000 by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, May 1st will receive:
    • 2 tickets to the Red Sox game on Saturday, July 28th
    • An invitation to participate in the on-field flag drop prior to the game on 7/28
    • A customized Red Sox jersey
    • 2 tickets to the pre-Run and Post-Run Parties
    • A chance to win a pair of performance sneakers.

 

  • Each participant who raises $10,000 by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, July 18th will receive:
    • 4 tickets to the Red Sox game on Saturday, July 28th
    • An invitation to participate in the on-field flag drop prior to the game on 7/28
    • An autographed baseball by a current Red Sox player
    • A customized Red Sox jersey
    • 2 tickets to the pre-Run and Post-Run Parties with a private meet and greet with Red Sox alumni
    • A chance to win a pair of performance sneakers.

 

  • Each participant who raises $20,000 by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, July 18th will receive:
    • The opportunity to throw out the first pitch prior to a Red Sox game on a mutually agreed upon date
    • Access to a meet and greet with a current Red Sox player
    • An autographed jersey by a current Red Sox player
    • 4 tickets to the Red Sox game on Saturday, July 28th
    • An invitation to participate in the on-field flag drop prior to the game on 7/28
    • 4 tickets to the pre-Run and Post-Run Parties with a private meet and greet with Red Sox alumni
    • A chance to win a pair of performance sneakers.

 


Funds raised by the 2018 Run to Home Base will be used to support Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program.

 

WHO DO YOU RUN FOR?

Karen B:   Karen?s son, a United States Marine Corps Veteran, returned from Afghanistan about three years ago. When he returned, Karen became very concerned about his behavior and well-being. It was obvious to Karen that her son was displaying the signs of the invisible wounds of war she had read and heard about.  Her son also realized how different life was back at home. As of now, her son is managing well, but Karen knows Home Base clinical and especially educational services for veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war like post traumatic stress disorder would benefit her son.   Karen?s story is one of many, individuals like her son are not the only ones affected by these types of injuries, they are a family problem too. This year she will be walking the Run to Home Base to honor her son and to express her unconditional support for him as well. 

Dan D:  A retired Army Medic with twenty-one years of honorable and faithful service to his country with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He knows from experience what the invisible wounds of war are all about, for him as a career Army Medic it was up close and personal. This is Dan?s first time running at the Home Base event. ?It is my privilege to run and support those that have served and continue to serve this Nation. I feel firmly there isn?t a more honorable cause out there to  honor our Veterans and any opportunity that I can do to give to our Veterans I will.? Dan also stated, ? I have seen too many times where Veterans feel like they don?t deserve recognition or special services offered to them, some have the mindset that if they did not deploy in a certain era,  then they have not earned it and that is the furthest thing from the truth!  Veterans need to reach out to organizations offering services to them."

Robert F:  A Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army, Combat Veteran and a Sniper in Iraq lost two of his battle buddies to the invisible wounds of war.  ?Too many veterans lose the fight with PTSD.  These men and women go off to fight our wars and it is up to us as fellow countryman to take care of them when they get home. It's the right thing to do.?  Robert?s goals for running this year is to help raise awareness for the programs  Home Base offers for not only Veterans and Service Members who battle with PTSD but also for their families who have endure the effects of post-traumatic stress and other unseen wounds.  

 

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