Team BMC Races Its Way to Victory
On April 15, 2019, Team BMC arrived to Hopkinton to run the Boston Marathon for the 17th consecutive year. Heavy rain consumed the 26.2-mile course throughout the early morning and although it mostly cleared by race time, the unpredictable weather bore no obstacle to the 79 Team BMC runners (including 12 BMC employees) who eagerly sought the finish line by way of the historic “right on Hereford, left on Boylston.”
Their perseverance was mirrored off the course as well, as the team collectively raised more than $805,000 for Boston Medical Center’s Vision 2030, which aims to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world by 2030. Helping the team reach this astounding fundraising total were 17 employees from BlackRock who ran in honor of JP Craven, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who was treated at BMC. Every year since 2013, BlackRock has fielded a team—primarily led by JP’s father Joe Craven—and raised $1.2 million for BMC.
Team BMC also felt the continued support of its founding sponsor, John Hancock, who has generously provided marathon bibs to Boston Medical Center since 2002. This longstanding partnership was a driving force behind establishing Team BMC and in part shaping it into the outstanding fundraising organization it is today. Thanks to John Hancock‘s generosity over the years, Team BMC has raised more than $6 million through the Boston Marathon program.
Since its launch, Team BMC has grown to include nine additional athletic fundraising events ranging from cycling events to walkathons and triathlons. Team BMC will kick off the summer with the Boston Athletic Association 10K on Sunday, June 23, and the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon on Sunday, July 28.