BWH nurse Laura Dwyer runs in the B.A.A. 10K.

Supporting causes near and dear to their hearts, hundreds of runners representing BWH and BWFH raced through Back Bay during the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 10K on June 25.

The run, presented by Brigham Health, is a 6.2-mile course that starts and ends at the Public Garden. BWHers who participated raised funds for their choice of discipline, disease area or department.

Many chose to support the broader advancement of expert care and groundbreaking research in their own department, division or service, including the BWH Burn Trauma Team, BWH Neurosurgery Team and Brigham Innovation Hub and Friends Team. Others zeroed in on specific initiatives within their units, such as the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine’s International Resident Education Fund Team, which raised $6,100 to support its residents who participate in international electives.

Darlin Liriano, RN, a nurse at Brookside Community Health Center, was one of 10 staff members who ran with the Brookside Braves. The team raised more than $3,600 to support community health services and programming at Brookside.

“The race meant so much to me. I remember walking down the road to start the race and my heart felt like it was going to break through my chest because it was filled with pride, happiness and empowerment,” she said. “I knew at the start that we would all finish. I knew that we would accomplish this together. I am so proud of my team for their incredible drive, team work, solidarity and commitment to each other and our patients.”