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In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation will host and engage in a series of events leading up to the 127th Boston Marathon during a week called, Stepping Strong: A Week of Hope and Healing.

This week of events focuses on transforming trauma care and celebrating the resiliency and strength of the people of Boston. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please see below for more information about each event and how you can get involved.

Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence

The Stepping Strong Center Injury Prevention Program is hosting a hybrid event in collaboration with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Gun Violence Prevention, and the We Are Better Together Warren Daniel Hairston Project. Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence will present two short films, Quiet Rooms and Behind the Bullets, followed by a panel discussion with an introduction from Brigham and Women’s Hospital President, Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA.

When: April 11 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 45 Francis St., Boston, MA, or Zoom

Register Here to Attend In Person
Register Here to Attend Virtually

The next Stepping Strong Grand Rounds lecture will be a hybrid event that features David King, MD, Acute Care Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. King treated victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing shortly after completing the race himself.

When: April 12 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA, or Zoom

Register Here to Attend Virtually

We still have bibs available for Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K race. Email if you’re interested in joining the Stepping Strong team and are committed to raising $150 for trauma research and care, or want to know how you can support us virtually.

All fitness levels are welcome, and team members will receive fundraising tips, Stepping Strong gear, and the opportunity to win prizes.

When: April 15
Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA

On the 10th anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Stepping Strong Center will be hosting a blood drive, Stop the Bleed demonstrations, and distributing educational materials as well as Stepping Strong gear. These activities align with the mission of One Boston Day which celebrates the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and around the world in response to the 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy.

When: April 15 | 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Copley Square and Government Center

Register Here for the Blood Drive at Copley Square

Register Here for the Blood Drive at Government Center

Join us at Heartbreak Hill in Newton at the Stepping Strong cheering section as we support our Marathon runners.

When: April 17
Where: 247 Temple Street, Newton, MA

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