Julia Doucett of Watertown participated in the 2016 New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, Aug. 21, on behalf of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) with nine other teammates, BIA-MA announced.
Doucett, a prospective physical therapist, was inspired to run by the survivors she works with every day that touch her heart and persevere against all obstacles.
While the Falmouth Road Race was not intended to be a charity race, their “Numbers for Nonprofit” program allows organizations like BIA-MA to race and raise funds through FirstGiving, the race’s official fundraising partner. Donations to Team BIA-MA support leadership, support services, advocacy, and prevention and education programs.
BIA-MA is one of the first and oldest organizations in the state to offer support and resources to brain injury survivors and their families, in addition to prevention programs, education, and legislative advocacy. Their mission is to create a better future for survivors and their families, and their work will continue with three walks held across the state in September.