2013 NWH ERG Marathon
On Patriots Day, April 15, 2013, over 125 individuals rowed a marathon that began and ended at Newton-Wellesley Hospital!
The 8th annual event, organized by Fred Millham, MD, Newton-Wellesley’s Chair of the Department of Surgery, brought together a group of individual and team rowers to raise money for the cancer high risk assessment program at Newton-Wellesley's Auerbach Breast Center. To date, over $13,000 has been raised for this important program.
Those who joined us had fun and made a difference!
- Rowed 26.2 miles by yourself or on a relay team - right on the Marathon route at Mile 17
- College, high school and community rowing club teams participated
- Got a great workout
- Enjoyed a free barbecue
- Receieved an ERG Marathon commemorative t-shirt and other surprises
- Felt great about your contribution to the health of our community
The ERGs were placed along Washington Street in the front of the main visitor/patient parking garage. Starting time was 9:00 a.m. with most rowers covering the marathon distance in 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
A very special thank you goes to the folks from Olympia Moving & Storage who are our official "NWH ERG Marathon Movers" and to Gustin Advertising for our wonderful logo!
Be sure to "Like Us" on Facebook and check out our photos - www.facebook.com/ergmarathon.
Supporting the Rowers
The goal for this year's event was to raise $15,000 for this life-saving program. All rowers are asked to make a minimum $100 donation in lieu of an entrance fee. In addition, we enourage rowers to collect additional donations from friends and family, and we welcome support from the community. There are several ways to make a donation and we provide tools for collecting gifts from friends, family, and co-workers. Please click here to make a donation today.
Last Year's ERG Marathon
The 7th annual NWH ERG Marathon in 2012 was held on a scorching Marathon Monday outside the Hospital along Washington Street. It was the largest group ever - with 105 rowers rowing on 39 stationary rowing machines. That's a total of 1.5 million meters or, in terms of energy generated, about 24 KWH of power! The event raised $10,000 to benefit the Breast Cancer High Risk Assessment Program. For 2012 photos, please visit www.facebook.com/ergmarathon.
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