Run to Home Base Presented by New Balance
The Run to Home Base presented by New Balance is a unique 9K run and 2.5 mile walk through scenic Boston ending with a once-in-a-lifetime experience of finishing the race by crossing Fenway’s famed home plate that took place this past July. Friends and family watched participants from the stands at Fenway, with food, entertainment and fun family activities in the concourses of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. In addition to New Balance, a major funder of the Home Base Program through the Red Sox Foundation is BAE Systems, a global defense firm based in New Hampshire. The run honors heroic veterans and helped raise much needed funds for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program.
One in three Veterans return with an invisible wound of war such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, co-occurring substance use disorder, or military sexual trauma. These invisible wounds are complex, individualized and extraordinarily challenging for all those affected. Families of veterans affected often need support as they seek ways to better understand and support their loved one. Many veterans also struggle with the stigma associated with these injuries and may be reluctant to seek care. Home Base serves as a beacon of hope to these veterans and their families, providing treatment and innovative wellness programs at no cost to the patient. Services such as community and clinical education and research are also provided free of charge.
100% of the funds raised go to supporting the mission of Home Base: to heal the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.