Why We Ride: Rodman Ride

"We provide our patients with the best care possible because we want them to have the brightest future possible. Sadly, our patients have so many complex needs and often times the most important care is not covered or reimbursable by insurance companies. Because status or ability to pay should never stand in the way of ensuring our patients receive world-class care, our programs and services rely almost entirely on philanthropy."
— Bob Vinci, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics

At a very young age, Boston Medical Center's most vulnerable patients experience the reality of life's hardships. BMC nurtures its pediatric patients back to health by providing life-changing clinical and social support. From infancy to young adulthood, patients receive comprehensive, wraparound care suited to their unique needs. Caregivers work tirelessly to ensure Boston’s youngest and most vulnerable patients are on the best path for growth and development, doing so with world-class, innovative programs and services.

The needs of BMC's patients often transcend the scope of traditional medicine. Whether it be food insecurity, unstable housing or limited access to essential necessities such as transportation and clothing, BMC finds ways to address social determinants of health in order to put patients and their families on a path where they are healthy and thriving.

The Rodman Ride supports: Addiction Medicine; the Autism Program; the Kids Fund; the SPARK Center; the Child Witness to Violence Program; Child Protection; the Grow Clinic for Children; the Comprehensive Care Program; Pediatric Neurology; Birth Sisters; and Child Life.