Hebrew SeniorLife Raises $1.2 Million at EngAGE 2019
Jim Lonborg, Chris Evert, Sugar Ray Leonard, Sean McDonough Took the Stage to Celebrate Aging
BOSTON - Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults in the Greater Boston area, announced today that it raised $1.2 million at EngAGE 2019. The event was held November 13 at Boston’s historic Fenway Park.
The annual event, designed to cue the conversation about aging, featured an all-star sports lineup: Jim Lonborg, Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer, and later, dentist; Chris Evert, retired World #1 American tennis legend, coach, analyst, and commentator; Sugar Ray Leonard, boxing icon, Olympic Gold medalist, philanthropist, and best-selling author; and Sean McDonough, ESPN and Boston Red Sox broadcaster.
According to Lou Woolf, CEO and President of HSL, “EngAGE 2019 was a high-spirited event in one of my favorite locations, Fenway Park. Joined by more than 375 dedicated HSL supporters, we were collectively inspired as sports legends shared their impressive journeys, and were reminded that exercise is central to living a healthy life, no matter your age. We’re humbled by the generous support from friends and donors that will help us continue leading the way in meeting the needs of seniors in Greater Boston and around the world.”
All proceeds generated by EngAGE 2019 fund HSL’s work to provide exceptional health care, strengthen communities, conduct research, and teach new generations of geriatricians and other clinicians. HSL is the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School and it is home to the only long-term chronic care teaching hospital in the United States.
Co-chairs for EngAGE 2019 were Jennifer and Jeffrey Drucker and Hinda and Arthur Marcus, all of Chestnut Hill (MA). For more information about EngAGE, visit www.hslengage.org.
About Hebrew SeniorLife
HSL is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Founded in Boston in 1903, the nonprofit organization today provides communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers. For more information about HSL, visit http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org, follow us on Twitter @H_SeniorLife, like us on Facebook, or read our blog.