Reading, MA native, Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, has served as Executive Director of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, since his retirement from the U.S. Army in 2012. Hammond deployed multiple times during his time in the military, commanding troops on three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. In his
Every fallen soldier deserves recognition and Sergeant First Class Delaney Reimann stationed out of Fort Gordon, Georgia has found a creative way to do just that. On Saturday, July 28th, she will fly out to Boston, MA to participate in the 9th annual Run to Home Base presented by New Balance at Fenway. The charity
On Thursday, July 5, Mrs. Karen Pence visited Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program Thursday morning to learn more about its art therapy program and integrated wellness approach in their care for Veterans and their Families overcoming the invisible wounds of war, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
On July 28, 2018 Wheelock, Vermont resident Mary Jardine will hit the ground running in support of those who have served our country at Boston’s Run to Home Base, presented by New Balance. The 9K run/5K walk starts and ends inside Fenway Park and raises funds for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts
Imagine this: a young, local Marine is deployed to the hot, punishing jungles of Vietnam during the war, serving 13 months in a foreign land, thousands of miles from home. He returns stateside safely… only to be deployed a second time, back to the blistering heat and densely forested highlands. On this deployment, he is
The pain can seem endless when someone we know or love takes his or her own life. For those that serve in the military, this situation seems like a common occurrence. Statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicate 20 Veterans die by suicide each day. It’s a national crisis. For the past four years,
Former Army Specialist and combat Veteran Johnathan Teixeira from Johnston, Rhode Island is signed up to participate in 2018 Run to Home Base presented by New Balance, July 28. Teixeria is running to support the cause: the race benefits Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, which heals the invisible wounds
A mother-daughter team from Quincy, Massachusetts is lacing up is support of selfless, kind and caring service towards others. Casey Chamberlain and her 12-year-old daughter Isabel–known as Izzy– are participating in the 2018 Run to Home Base presented by New Balance. The July 28th charity race, a 9K run/5K walk that begins and ends inside
On June 28, Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program announced it is the beneficiary of a multi-year $65 million philanthropic grant from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to continue participation in the Warrior Care Network, a first-of-its-kind medical care network connecting wounded veterans and their families with top-notch, individualized mental health care.
Imagine living under the threat of the most horrific situation you’ve ever experienced in your life popping up in your brain at any given moment. This is the reality of someone living with post-traumatic stress (PTS), a mental health condition that affects many of our returning Service Members and Military Veterans. While stigma surrounding depression