Brigham staff came together for a series of events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, honor those affected by the tragedy and reflect on how both the Brigham community and city of Boston were forever changed.
The weeklong event series, which culminated with the 2023 Boston Marathon on April 17, coincided with the City of Boston’s One Boston Day tradition, which seeks to spread kindness and care. In partnership with the Brigham, The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation hosted several events to spotlight advances in trauma care and celebrate the resilience and strength of the people of Boston.
Among the week’s highlights was a panel discussion on April 14 with several staff and members of the Reny family, who shared memories and reflections on responding to the 2013 tragedy. The following day, marking 10 years since the 2013 bombings, the Brigham continued its annual tradition of raising the Hope and Healing flag, which is lowered each year after the last runner crosses the marathon’s finish line.
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Sejal Shah, chief, Division of Medical Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, spoke to staff during a Boston Marathon Hope & Healing panel discussion on April 14 about overcoming adversity and ways to practice self-care during challenging times. View the video.