JAKE DODGE - TEAM BMC CHARITY RUNNER
Give me any sort of challenge and I will not hesitate to conquer it. I’m an endurance athlete, animal rescue enthusiast, devoted husband, dog dad of two, and huge sports guru - I'm also someone who suffers from mental illness. This year I'll be running the Boston Marathon for Team Boston Medical Center - and I need your help to hit my fundraising goals!
Team BMC's Vision 2030, to make Boston the healthiest city in America in perfectly in-line with my Vision 2020, to be the healthiest me that I can be, both physically and mentally. Since May of 2018 I've been battling a number of "demons" holding me back from where I want to be. Being diagnosed with clinical depression and struggling to find my professional happiness has resulted in many tough days and even more of a difficult battle with my weight and deteriorating levels of health and fitness. 2020 is my year to change that, and to help Team BMC change that by the year 2030 in Boston.
As a two-time Marathon finisher (Boston & Chicago), 9x half-marathon runner, and 2017 Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant Finisher, I can honestly say this is the most inspired to run I've been in a long-time.
WHY I'M RUNNING...
Team BMC is running Boston 2020 for the hospital’s newest endeavor, Vision 2030, which aims to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world by 2030. Vision 2030 encompasses the longstanding belief that when an organization invests in the root causes of urban health issues, the community and its people greatly benefit and thrive. To improve the health of Boston, BMC is uniting community, policy and research leaders to develop, deploy, iterate and evaluate strategies to address social determinants of health and promote equity in our community. The multi-sector collaboration will: advance the health of our community today; and improve conditions linked to poor health outcomes to secure the health of our community for generations to come.
The funds raised through this year's marathon team will go toward making Vision 2030 a reality, driving key investments in the following areas, as well as other endeavors.
COME HAVE SOME FUN AT ONE OF MY
SUMMER 2020 - Date TBA
PIPE DREAM BREWING - LONDONDERRY, NH
GREAT MANCHVEGAS CORNHOLE TOURNEY
Prove your the "Boss of the Toss" - Teams of 2 compete in a double-elimination cornhole tournament with prizes, raffle, free swag, beer sampling, music & more! All proceeds benefit Team BMC.
DATE & TIME TBA
DOWNEAST CIDER HOUSE - BOSTON, MA
CHARITY FUNDRAISING EVENT
Stay tuned for more information on an awesome event we're planning at Boston's best ciderhouse - Downeast!
A huge thank you to all of my supporters that have helped me. I want to give a special thanks to the businesses below who have donated time, money, and effort to help me in my fundraising efforts.