About Grateful Nation Events

There are many ways to give thanks, and events provide patients, family members, friends, and employees with a unique way to show their gratitude. Do you golf, play tennis, bike, walk, or run? Or, do you prefer to watch a ball game, listen to jazz, or shop? Grateful Nation provides the tools to turn any kind of fun into a fundraiser and help BIDMC continue to provide quality care and conduct groundbreaking research.

Getting involved couldn’t be easier! You can plan an event, participate in an event, volunteer, support a participant, or make a gift. Whatever the level of involvement, you are sure to inspire others to show their gratitude.

Plan an Event

People are motivated to plan an event for a variety of reasons – to thank their favorite doctor or nurse, to honor or memorialize a loved one, to celebrate a successful outcome, to do their part in ending or improving treatment for a particular disease. The reasons are endless, but the opportunities are not. When you organize and host a grateful event you inspire others to exercise gratitude.  Find out how to plan a grateful event!

Below is a video of Tom DesFosses, the organizer of A Reason to Ride.

Participate in an Event

When you participate in a grateful event, you let your true gratitude shine through and provide support and encouragement to the event host. Check out our calendar of upcoming events to join in!

Support an Event

By supporting an event or a participant, you are not only practicing gratitude but contributing to a meaningful cause. Celebrating this community of caregivers, clinicians, family, and friends helps to secure a healthier future for us all. Every little bit of gratitude goes a long way!

Sponsor an Event

The success of Grateful Nation events is greatly affected by the generosity of businesses and corporations that support our cause. For a company looking to partner with Grateful Nation and BIDMC, we provide sponsorship levels that feature a variety of benefits and related marketing opportunities. Learn more.     

Volunteer at an Event

Volunteers are the heart of Grateful Nation. Sometimes giving of yourself and your time is the best way to give back.  Find out how you can Volunteer at a Grateful Event!


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