Home Base – a Red Sox Foundation and MGH program – hosted its sixth annual Mission: Gratitude Sept. 27, raising more than $1 million in support of programs for veterans and their families affected by the invisible wounds of war. The event took place in the Charlestown Navy Yard for the second consecutive year, with Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward C. Byers Jr. providing a keynote address advocating for proper mental health care for those who have served. The annual Major General Joseph Warren, MD, Award also was presented to Ken Fisher, chairman & chief executive officer of Fisher House, which provides lodging for veterans and families who come to Boston from across the country.

From left, Jack Connors Jr., founding partner and former CEO of Hill Holliday; Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president; Fisher; retired Brig. Gen. Jack Hammond, Home Base executive director; and Michael Allard, Home Base CEO.

This article was originally published in the 11/02/18 Hotline issue.