MetroWest Donates $10K For Physician's Boston Marathon CauseMar 7, 2023
MetroWest Medical Center’s emergency department physicians have rallied to support Emergency Department physician Dr. Jennifer Artick with a $10,000 donation to a local mental health crisis line on her behalf. (Haley Cornell/Patch)
FRAMINGHAM, MA — A MetroWest Medical Center doctor will participate in the Boston Marathon this year. In support, her coworkers at MetroWest have made a $10,000 donation in her name.
MetroWest Medical Center’s emergency department physicians have rallied to support Emergency Department physician Dr. Jennifer Artick with a $10,000 donation to a local mental health crisis line on her behalf.
This year’s Boston Marathon will be Artick’s fourth marathon, and her third time running on behalf of “Team Framingham”, according to MetroWest officials. Artick joined “Team Framingham” through a lottery pick to secure a Boston Athletic Association’s charitable entry bib into the marathon.
Each team runner chooses one of several Framingham-based charities to raise money for during their marathon training, and Artick selected United Way of Tri-County’s Call2Talk, which is partnered with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).
Call2Talk is a helpline that offers support to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, emotional distress, or suicidal ideation, and have nowhere else to turn, officials said.
The organization offers mental health resources to the MetroWest community, including phone and text-based emergency assistance. Call2Talk also provides education in the Framingham public schools about risk factors, warning signs and how to help someone in crisis.
“I am incredibly grateful and honored that Dr. Lisa Sotir, Chairwoman of the MWMC Emergency Department, and the Executive Board of MetroWest Emergency Physicians (MWEP), elected to support my fundraising efforts. It will hugely benefit mental health services in our community,” said Artick.
“I feel privileged to participate in one of the most famous marathons in the world, while supporting local charities with a goal of bettering our community.”