Why We Swim, Bike and Run: Boston Triathlon

Boston Medical Center has served as the official charity partner for the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon for six years, where fundraising efforts have helped propel BMC's mission of providing exceptional care, without exception to all. Right now, as patients begin to come out on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, your support has never been more critical.

BMC has witnessed firsthand how COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted patients it serves—an indicator that ZIP code is often the strongest predictor of health outcomes. BMC also recognizes that its post-pandemic response is just as critical as its relief efforts. That is why the hospital is doubling down on the work it's been doing for decades to advance health equity and address social determinants of health. Now is the time to shift the health care landscape and break the chronic cycle of disease burdens dictated by race, ethnicity, ZIP code and income.

For 25 years, BMC has stood at the intersection of social justice and health care innovation and has long recognized that much of what impacts a patient's overall health goes well beyond traditional medicine. By continuing to expand the BMC safety-net programs and build upon community partnerships and health equity programming, the hospital can further its efforts to serve as advocates and partners for all patients. In turn, it will yield better health outcomes, educational advancement, economic mobility, housing and career opportunities, resulting in happier and healthier people, families and communities.

With the support of Columbia Threadneedle Investments and the Boston Triathlon, Team BMC's goal is to raise vital, flexible funds in order to have a lasting impact on BMC's patients and community. Whether you choose to participate as an athlete with Team BMC—Boston Medical Center's athletic fundraising team—or as a donor, know that you are creating a more equitable future for all. With you by our side, we can move mountains.