BOSTON, MA and RADNOR, PA — Airgas, No. 9 on Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 List, announced Wednesday that it will support the 2016 Boston Marathon by donating breathing oxygen for medical tents during the race on April 18.
“We are honored and excited for the opportunity to support the Boston Marathon and the more than 30,000 runners who will participate in this year’s race,” said Joseline Dagher, District Manager — Boston. “Airgas is a longtime partner of many Boston-area hospitals and local medical facilities. We are known for our supply chain reliability and for going above and beyond for our customers, which is particularly important in the medical field. We are proud to demonstrate our service and support at the Boston Marathon and we wish all of the incredible athletes racing this year the best of luck.”
“We are excited to have Airgas on board for this year’s Marathon,” added Chris Troyanos, Medical Coordinator for the Boston Athletic Association. “Each year, we have several hundred athletes who require some form of oxygen therapy throughout the event, and Airgas’ contribution helps ensure that our medical tents will be fully stocked for any of the runners’ needs.”
Airgas will provide roughly $5,600 worth of oxygen to the medical tent. In addition to breathing oxygen, the company’s medical offering also includes liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen and medical carbon dioxide.