Watertown Woman Joins Mount Auburn Hospital’s First Ever Marathon Team

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Mount Auburn Hospital's first Boston Marathon Team

Mount Auburn Hospital's first Boston Marathon Team

Mount Auburn Hospital’s first Boston Marathon Team.

This April, Mount Auburn Hospital’s first-ever Boston Marathon team will be completing the world-famous race in support of the Hoffman Breast Center, including a woman from Watertown, the hospital announced.

Thanks to a generous donation of three invitational entries from Chris Connolly, General Manager of Herb Connolly Acura of Framingham, the following Mount Auburn employees have been given the chance to fulfill personal dreams and raise money for the hospital:

  • Kathleen Forde, Director of Health Information Management who lives in Watertown, will be trading in her long-time spectator status in order to complete her first Boston Marathon. Kathleen will be running to support her coworkers “who live the mission of Mount Auburn.”
  • Melissa Brangwynne is a nurse at Mount Auburn who made it a personal goal to complete the marathon before her upcoming 30th birthday. In addition to supporting the hospital, Melissa will be running to honor a late friend and soccer teammate who survived the 2013 marathon bombing but unexpectedly passed away earlier this year.
  • Phoebe Matthews is a nurse in Mount Auburn’s operating rooms who, despite the cold, has been training by running to and from work every day. She hopes to raise awareness for the hospital’s dedication to patient care and women’s health.

Together, these three women have set the goal to raise $15,000 for the Hoffman Breast Center.  With backing from friends, family, and coworkers they have already reached 40 precent of their goal.

Mount Auburn Hospital’s inaugural marathon team can still use help!  To support these runners and their collective effort to combat breast cancer, please contribute online at https://donate.mountauburnhospital.org/marathon or send a check to MAH Marathon Team, c/o Mount Auburn Development Office, 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

For any questions about making a gift to support Mellissa, Kathleen and Phoebe, please contact Peter Schlaht at 617-499-5099 or pschlaht@mah.harvard.edu

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