Boston Home sets ‘Virtual Hero’ event to boost ‘Compassionate Care’ campaign

The Boston Home will hold its first annual Virtual Hero 2.5 Mile Walk/Run, a community fundraising event in recognition of all heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, from June 29 to July 4.

Anyone can participate in the event by walking or running in any location outside or on a treadmill at home. Families, friends, and pets are all welcome, and participants can choose the date, course, time, and pace of their walk or run.

Special prizes will be awarded for the most creative celebrations of our frontline heroes, including costumes, video messages, photos, and signs. Walkers and runners are encouraged to tag @thebostonhome on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag: #TheBostonHomeHeroWalkRun to help spread word of the event.

Those interested in signing up can register online at thebostonhome.org/news-events/; registration fees are $20 per person and $25 per family.
All fees and donations will support The Boston Home’s Compassionate Care Capital Campaign, an initiative launched on May 30 – World MS Day – with a goal to reach $2.5 million by the end of 2023.

“Strengthening The Boston Home’s financial future will improve the physical environment, sustain and enhance programming, and expand efforts to innovate and educate the next generation of caregivers and clinicians,” said the capital campaign co-chair, Christopher Montani, in a press release.

“The Boston Home Compassionate Care Campaign is an invitation to participate in the good works of a special community.”

The Boston Home is a long-term care center located on Dorchester Avenue at Gallivan Blvd. that provides care for people with advanced multiple sclerosis and neurological disorders. Learn more about the facility at thebostonhome.org.