Thousands of walkers raised millions of dollars for Boston Children’s Hospital Sunday in its annual walk.
This is the 13th year that Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital has hosted the walk. Eversource (formerly NSTAR) has been the lead sponsor since 2007.
WCVB is the media sponsor for the event.Â NewsCenter 5 anchor Heather Unruh was the lead representative for the station’s team of walkers.
5,000 walkers, including Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital patients, families and hospital staff members, registered for the walk.
The walk was held at DCRâ€™s Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville.
â€œWeâ€™re grateful to our walkers and corporate partners for their commitment to raising funds for Boston Childrenâ€™s life-saving care and world-changing research,” said Sandra Fenwick, President and CEO, Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
The goal for this yearâ€™s walk was to raise $1.8 million.
â€œEversource is proud to have contributed significantly to the growth and success of the Walk,” said Tom May, Chairman, President and CEO of Eversource. â€œTo know that our long-term partnership with Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital has helped this world-renowned hospital continue to save lives, I canâ€™t think of a better reason to remain a champion and sponsor of this great event.â€
Since its launch in 2003, walkers have raised over $14 million for the hospital.