On May 23, 2010 the Run to Home Base 9K brought together runners, veterans and volunteers to raise vital funds for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. The Home Base Program provides psychiatric and support services, or referrals to such services, for servicemen and women returning from deployment and suffering from combat stress disorders and/or traumatic brain injury. It also provides services for their family members.
More than 2,000 runners participated in the inaugural Run to Home Base, which wound through downtown Boston to cross the finish line and home plate at Fenway Park. Runners were greeted at the stadium by family, friends and veterans cheering them on from the stands. The day’s events educated Home Base Program supporters and Red Sox fans about the importance of treating combat stress disorders and traumatic brain injury and raised more than $2.5 million.