THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, March 8, 2019 Page 15 Everett resident to run Boston Marathon for MGH’s Emergency Response Marathon Team E verett resident Filippo Mastrocola will run in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15th in support of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Emergency Response Marathon Team. He will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2 mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street. The funds Filippo raises will provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness teaching and training at Mass General, efforts that benefit victims worldwide. The Emergency Response Marathon Team’s 2019 fundraising goal is $430,000. Following the 2013 marathon bombings, Mass General was invited by the Boston Athletic Association to create a special team of runners. For the sixth straight year, thanks to a partnership with John Hancock, MGH’s Emergency Response Marathon Team will aim to collectively raise $430,000 this year. To date, the Emergency Response Marathon Team has raised over $1.9 million. The funding raised by the team is critical to the Emergency Department’s efforts to develop tools and training programs to continually advance its ability to respond to manmade and natural disasters. This year the funds will also support pediatric emergency response programs, ensuring the youngest and most vulnerable patients continue to receive state-of-theart and compassionate care in a child-friendly environment. “We are grateful to our runners and the awareness they bring to emergency medicine at Mass General,” said MGH Chief of Emergency Medicine David Brown, MD. “These funds support the vital training and resources needed to develop a carefully integrated response that spans multiple departments throughout the hospital.” To learn more about MGH’s Emergency Response Marathon Team, please go to https:// giving.massgeneral.org/boston-marathon/emergency-response-team/. ~FLASHBACK~ Former Ward Two Councilor Jason Marcus is rumored to be running for his old seat on the council. Anyone who knows Jason knows he’s a hard worker as he’s shown above going door-to-door gathering signatures in a previous election. Marcus recently was honored by family and friends on his 70th birthday at the fabulous 8/10 Restaurant on Norwood Street in Everett. Go-Jason-Go! (Advocate fi le photo)

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