Kassem Safa's Fundraiser:

Team Stork 2013 - Running for Healthy Kidneys

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Mileage Tracker: 300

THE STORY:

Not because it is easy, because it's hard!

This year I will be running my first Marathon fundraising to support research in kidney diseases.

Who are we?

Part of the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Team Stork and we are a group from the renal division running for "Healthy Kidneys".

I am running in honor of Tom: Tom’s kidneys failed from polycystic kidney disease, which is one of the most common inherited diseases affecting about 500,000 people in the US. When Tom reached End-Stage Kidney Disease about 2.5 years ago, he received kidney transplantation at the BWH, recovered form his illness and currently carries a very normal and active life.

Why support us?

15% of the World population has Chronic Kidney Disease. Once kidneys fail, staying alive depends on Dialysis or transplantation. Half a million patients are on dialysis, only 2% of these receive kidney transplantation and unfortunately not all transplants last long.

Major achievements in the field of kidney diseases were accomplished thanks to research done at the BWH; achievements like the dialysis machine, the first kidney transplantation and many more.

What are you supporting?

Research to improve transplanted kidney survival by developing means to prevent and treat rejection.

For healthy kidneys are a treasure, help us make difference to patients with kidney diseases and have more beautiful stories like Tom’s one.

26.2 Thanks!

Kassem

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To This Fundraiser

$6,320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kassem Safa

    $100

  • Raya Safa

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Paul

    $200

  • Laura Judge

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lina

    $100

  • David Leaf

    $25

  • Jeanette Leaf

    $25

  • Rebecca Leaf

    $50

  • elie

     

  • Anu

    $50

  • Ali Abdallah

    $100

  • Meredith

    $50

  • Marwan Lola

    $50

  • Nadeen J. K

    $50

  • soukayna

    $50

  • priyanka

    $50

  • Achraf Safa

    $50

  • Raghida Safa

    $50

  • Q

    $100

  • Marylou McGovern

    $25

  • Kim Bold

    $25

  • William Posligua

    $50

  • Rasikh

    $100

  • Joshua Hundert

    $25

  • Randy Howard

    $25

  • Julie Lin

    $25

  • Marisa

     

  • FT

    $100

  • Shivi 'Guilt-ed Into This' Sharma

    $100

  • Melanie Hoenig

    $100

  • Graig

    $50

  • Jim Ryan

    $100

  • Suzy Murray

    $150

  • Cheryl

    $25

  • Amaka Eneanya

     

  • Angie Luo

    $50

  • Tom DeMello & Cynthia Feldmann

    $300

  • Ellen Lie

    $25

  • Adriana Anello

    $50

  • Martina McGrath

    $30

  • Brian Smith

    $20

  • Connie Rhee

    $25

  • Sara Midwood

     

  • HASSAN BAYDOUN

    $55

  • Steve & Judy (DeMello) Walsh

    $20

  • Sarah Walsh

    $20

  • B.LEE

    $60

  • Taha

    $50

  • Leo Riella

    $100

  • Nancy Jackson

    $40

  • Mary Sylvia-R...

    $50

  • Mary Anne M.

    $25

  • Marilyn Franklin

    $35

  • D Lee

    $20

  • Kevin McComiskey

    $50

  • BWH Employee Runner

    $500

  • Patricia Brennan

    $100

  • Karen Clark

    $100

  • aziz

    $25

  • Questcor Pharmace... Inc.

    $150

  • Joseph V. Bonventre

    $100

  • Lea B

    $25

  • Jamil Azzi

    $100

  • Emily Robinson

    $50

  • Indira Guleria

    $50

  • Red Planet

    $100

  • Marie Blanchette

    $500

  • Mohamed H. Sayegh

    $100

  • Edgar Milford

    $100

  • J. Kevin Tucker

    $100

  • David charytan

    $50

  • Anil Chandrak... MD

    $50

  • Christie McGinley

     

  • Romina

     

  • susan grabar

     

  • Ted Steinman

    $100

  • Ciara Magee

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Li-Li Hsiao

    $50

  • Gary Gottlieb, MD

    $200

  • Betsy Nabel, MD

    $50

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126% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $348,911 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sarah, Dave, and Chad TEAM MS

Amount Raised:

$17,530

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Robert Sprague

Amount Raised:

$12,369

 

124% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amount Raised:

$11,345

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Leonardo Riella

Amount Raised:

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Allen Smith

Amount Raised:

$9,726

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Christina Novak

Amount Raised:

$8,889

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erin agee

Amount Raised:

$7,765

 

104% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Betsy Nabel, MD

Betsy Nabel, MD

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Gary Gottlieb, MD

Gary Gottlieb, MD

DONATION: $200

10 months ago

Li-Li Hsiao

Li-Li Hsiao

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Good luck Kassem! 1 year ago

Ciara Magee

Ciara Magee

1 year ago