When:
Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:00p -
5:00p

Where:
Online event
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA

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Admission:
$Donation

Categories:
Social Good, Sports & Active Life, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/518729768823168/

GoFundMe page: gofundme.com/f/Virtual-5K-for-DonatePPEorg


We’ve all been trapped inside for over a month now and our waistlines are in jeopardy because of it. So, in order to help us all fight back against gaining the quarantine 15 I decided to organize a virtual 5K and at the same time raise money for a great cause!


On May 16th at 3 PM ET I will be running a 5K here in Boston and I’m asking friends and family from across the world to join me in running or walking a 5K simultaneously. I encourage everyone who participates to post live pictures and videos here on this Facebook page during the 5K so we all feel like we’re doing it together, even though we’re appropriately very far apart!


So on to the important part, the charity. I have started a GoFundMe page and we will be raising money for DonatePPE. In short, they are a non-profit organization consisting mainly of engineers and doctors whose mission is to protect the healthcare workers on the front lines. They are working with healthcare providers in hotspots across the US including NYC, LA, SF, New Orleans, and New Jersey to determine where personal protective equipment (PPE) is most needed and facilitate distribution of PPE to those locations.
Therefore if you would like to take part in the 5K please make a donation to my GoFundMe page here: (gofundme.com/f/Virtual-5K-for-DonatePPEorg) and I will send all proceeds directly to DonatePPE. Any donation is greatly appreciated and of course, you don’t have to run/walk the 5K if you donate, but it will be much more fun if you do!


We’re going to get through this and let’s make sure that all of our loved ones on the front-lines do too! Help stop the spread and get us back to our normal lives again as soon as possible, donate today!!!


Please visit their website, https://donateppe.org/, for additional information on the charity. The website is curated specifically to help connect communities and organizations with healthcare workers who are seeing shortages in PPE equipment, including the following:


- Surgical Masks/N95 Respirators: the virus is spread by droplet and aerosol-generating procedures. Masks are the foremost important tool in keeping healthcare workers safe.


- Face Shields: masks and respirators can be used until soiled or damaged. Face shields help protect the integrity of masks by acting as an easy-to-clean barrier to bodily fluids, either from direct spray from the front or from droplets settling from above.


- Goggles: sealed eye protection is necessary for preventing virus-transmission in settings where face-shields are unavailable.


- Disinfecting Wipes: viruses can persist on surfaces for several days. Respiratory therapists, nurses, and doctors go through disinfecting wipes quickly, for sterilizing PPE and equipment to work surfaces and patient rooms.


- Gowns and Shoe Covers: an oftentimes overlooked mode of transmission is by our clothes. These lower the risk of spreading the virus from patient to patient via the less obvious contamination of scrubs and apparel.

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