Hanscom AFB, MA (October 29, 2021) – Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation sponsored the 2021 Run to Home Base, a virtual run/walk fundraiser. The annual 9K run and 5K run/walk, held this year on September 25, raises money for Home Base, which provides clinical care to veterans, service members, and their families. The foundation donated $25,000 to the event.

Over the last ten years, more than 25,000 people from 40 states have raised over $25 million for Home Base by running or walking in the event.  Locally, Hanscom FCU loan officer Julie Bergeron participated in the 5K run/walk with her son Andrew Bourret, an avid Red Sox fan who raised $963 for Home Base through donations.

“Recent months have been particularly difficult for service members and veterans, and Home Base has seen this first-hand,” said Paul Marotta, Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation’s chairman. “We’re honored to sponsor Run to Home Base and support Home Base’s mission to heal the invisible wounds of these veterans and service members, especially in a time when they need this help the most.”

The mission of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is to heal the invisible wounds for veterans, service members, and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research.

Photo credit (l to r): Red Sox fan Andrew Bourret with his mother, Julie Bergeron, a Hanscom FCU loan officer, at the Run to Home Base 5k Run/Walk event on September 25, 2021.