The Every Child Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital has been named the beneficiary of the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in the Back Bay.
This will be the 34th consecutive year that the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will be held in Boston, with each of the last 23 reaching a full capacity of entrants. A total crowd of 9,000 runners from 361 companies will compete on Thursday, June 8, with a 7:15 p.m. race start on Charles Street, between the Boston Common and Public Garden.
The Every Child Fund is Boston Children’s most essential, responsive fund. Every dollar has 100-percent impact, furthering the hospital’s mission to treat all children, no matter what condition they face.
The Every Child Fund helps propel research that transforms treatments for our most stubborn diseases. It helps provide compassionate care to every family who comes through Boston Children’s doors, eases their burden and covers services insurance won’t pay for. From big needs, like housing, interpreters and social workers, to small comforts like birthday celebrations, medical play, and therapy dogs, the Every Child Fund supports all levels of family-centered care.
J.P. Morgan, in celebration of the Corporate Challenge, will donate to The Every Child Fund, part of the more than $2.25 million that was provided to not-for-profit organizations in 13 Corporate Challenge cities since 2015. In Boston specifically, City Year was the beneficiary in 2016, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund in 2015, and BUILD and the Greater Boston Food Bank in 2014.