A message from the Reny Family

Hi Stepping Strong Runners,

It is hard to believe that Marathon Monday is over! We had an incredible week and weekend celebrating you and your accomplishments, meeting your family and friends, cheering for you in Newton, and seeing you last night. This team brings us great joy and we are beyond thankful for each and every one of you.

We wanted to share with you the 2021-22 Stepping Strong Annual Report. This is a recap of all that we have accomplished over the past year at The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation, and there is so much to be proud of. The depth of our gratitude is beyond words, and, as you will see, we are making great strides to change the lives of trauma patients because of you, your supporters, and everyone who has become part of the Stepping Strong family.

Thank you for Stepping Strong on Monday. You are a part of this family for life, and we hope to see you soon!

xo Audrey, Steven, Danielle, Kyle, and Gillian

We Did It Wednesday – TONIGHT!

We Did It Wednesday!

Join us TONIGHT from 6:00pm-6:30pm EST to celebrate your 26.2 finish with the Brigham Stepping Strong Marathon Team! Be sure to wear your medal and jacket 😊 There is going to be a chance drawing for a special prize for everyone who attends, so you don’t want to miss out!

If you have any questions, please contact marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu.

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

CONGRATULATIONS and We Did It Wednesday!

YOU DID IT! Congratulations and THANK YOU to our amazing Stepping Strong Marathon Team for completing the 126th Boston Marathon! We are so proud of each and every one of you. To date, we have raised over $1.3 million and counting for The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation! On behalf of the entire Reny family and our team, we want to send our deepest gratitude to the entire Stepping Strong Marathon Team!

We Did It Wednesday!

Join us tomorrow from 6:00pm-6:30pm EST to celebrate your 26.2 finish with the Brigham Stepping Strong Marathon Team! Be sure to wear your medal and jacket 😊 There is going to be a chance drawing for a special prize for everyone who attends, so you don’t want to miss out!

The Final Countdown Winners!

Congratulations are in order for our Final Countdown winners:

  1. Anna O.
  2. Matthew W.
  3. Myrhia B.
  4. Noah S.
  5. Thomas H.

You all have some Stepping Strong swag heading your way!

Thank you for your commitment and we hope you will run with us again in the future!

From start to finish,

Ali, Alexa, and Caroline

One Boston Day Message from the Reny Family

Dear Stepping Strong Teammates,

April 15th, now known as One Boston Day, marks the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. Each year, our family pauses on this day, with both sadness and strength in our hearts, to reflect on the life-changing events that occurred nine years ago. In honor of One Boston Day, we hope you are inspired to embrace the Boston Strong spirit by recognizing the good in our community and spreading acts of kindness. Despite these uncertain times, we continue to feel the power of the global community coming together for the common good. This is not news to us; it is how Boston rallied in 2013 in the wake of the marathon bombings. In this city, you don’t mess with us! We are resilient and we pull together to take care of one another.

We are humbled to say that this spirit still lives on in the Stepping Strong Center. It defines how we tackle the complex issues that face trauma patients, how we collaborate to develop innovative solutions that improve lives, and how we educate the next generation of medical leaders. When unexpected traumas happen, we step up. Our family established The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation with a vision of transforming trauma research and care and your efforts enable us to fund the brilliant physician-scientists who are turning that vision into reality. 

We are so excited to come together in person for the pep rally tomorrow and get psyched for your big day! Thank you again for being a critical part of our Stepping Strong family and raising the funds that help us turn unanticipated tragedies into hope.

Xo Audrey, Steven, Danielle, Kyle and Gillian

PS. For those celebrating Passover and Easter this weekend, sending love to you and yours.

Four days until Marathon Monday!  

The Final Countdown

We are FOUR days away from Marathon Monday! Here are four songs to add to your marathon playlist:

  1. I’m Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphy’s (recommended by Alexa)
  2. Unstoppable by The Score (recommended by Ali)
  3. Ready to Run by The Chicks (recommended by Audrey Reny)
  4. Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest (recommended by Steven Reny)

We CANNOT wait to see you all and are here to support you every step of the way. Please email marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu or call/text 774-262-0314 and/or 954-802-3777 if you need anything!

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

P.S. Please review the final team meeting PowerPoint to help you prepare for race weekend.