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Press ReleaseApril 16, 2024

Team Eye and Ear Hits Finish Line and Surpasses $600,000 Fundraising

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Tim Sullivan
Sr. Program Manager, External Communications, Mass General Brigham
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Boston, Mass. – For the 18th year, among those triumphantly crossing the finish line in Boston were the 53 members of Team Eye Ear, Mass Eye and Ears official charity team. In addition to months of training for the world-famous Boston Marathon, the team dedicated itself to raising over $600,000 well over the initial goal to support programs and research at Mass Eye and Ear. With each step, the team of staff, family members of former patients and supporters of the hospital bring us all closer to a healthier future for those who suffer from debilitating conditions affecting sight, hearing, voice, balance, taste and smell, and cancers of the eye, head and neck.

Members of Team Eye and Ear at the pre-race team rally.

“The dedication and commitment of each member of Team Eye and Ear is incredible as their efforts bring critical funds to advance the quality of care and groundbreaking research at Mass Eye and Ear. Everyone who is part of our community joins to celebrate them for this tremendous achievement and thank them for their support of our incredible institution,” said CarolAnn Williams, President of Mass Eye and Ear.

Since 2006, more than 900 Team Eye and Ear members have raised more than $7.8 million for research and patient care at Mass Eye and Ear. Team Eye and Ear members receive guaranteed race entries to the Boston Marathon, support from coaches, training programs and clinics as well as exclusive access to post race areas.  In addition to the Boston Marathon, Team Eye and Ear will also participate this year in the 2024 Falmouth Road Race.

For more information about the Mass Eye and Ear charity team program and how to join, visit the Team Eye and Ear website.

About Mass Eye and Ear

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, founded in 1824, is an international center for treatment and research and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. A member of Mass General Brigham, Mass Eye and Ear specializes in ophthalmology (eye care) and otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (ear, nose and throat care). Mass Eye and Ear clinicians provide care ranging from the routine to the very complex. Also home to the world's largest community of hearing and vision researchers, Mass Eye and Ear scientists are driven by a mission to discover the basic biology underlying conditions affecting the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck and to develop new treatments and cures. In the 2023–2024 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass Eye and Ear #4 in the nation for eye care and #7 for ear, nose and throat care. For more information about life-changing care and research at Mass Eye and Ear, visit our blog, Focus, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.