Since 2011, the Student Veterans Organization has participated in the Run/Walk to Home Base at Fenway Park through its Huskies for Heroes team. Team members have included SVO members, Northeastern students, Northeastern alumni, and New England veterans. In 2011, Huskies for Heroes raised over $5,000 for the Home Base Program, and over $6,000 in 2012. With the continued support of the Northeastern community, Veterans Service Organizations (VSO’s) and local businesses, the SVO hopes to increase fundraising capacity each successive year.
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program serves New England by identifying, motivating, and clinically treating wounded service members and veterans with combat stress and traumatic brain injury and their families. The Home Base Program serves the nation as a model for private-public collaborations as an educational resource about the invisible wounds of war that now effect an estimated 30 percent of those who served or are serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. We are also working on the development of new treatments for post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).