Julia Byers' Fundraiser:

Team BMC 2013

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Your donation keeps me motivated to train until I can fit back into my '87 one piece!

via Crowdrise 12 months ago

THE STORY:

Any amount makes a difference, and to misquote Notorious B.I.G., "Mo money, NO PROBLEM!"

Let's do this for the kids!!

I somehow roped myself into running the BOSTON MARATHON this April - a long-time goal/terror of mine - and I would LOVE your support!!

This will be my first ever marathon, so I'll be checking one off the 'ol bucket-list and also supporting an amazing cause that is close to my heart: the Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center (BMC) where I intern as a clinician. The Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP) is an incredible service that provides essential, life-changing therapy for free, to families affected by violence. We work with kids who have witnessed severe violence in their home, neighborhood, or community, and as clinicians our role is to help these families regain a sense of safety and security that we often take for granted.

The kids I work with are incredible: a four-year-old boy I see weekly carries a plastic superman in his pocket to protect his mom and sisters from "Monster Man." A ten-year-old girl who witnessed the death of her father spelled out "Courage" when we played a word game together. A set of sisters encouraged each other to play with a wooden dollhouse in my office and reminded each other that, "This is a safe place. We can play here."

Just think, you could help create more and more of those moments for so many families involved in CWVP! The fundraising minimum to run with Team BMC is $5,000, and anything I raise over that can go to the organization of my choice. The first $5,000 will go to BMC as a whole, and help this not-for-profit, 508-bed hospital continue to provide excellent care without exception. Every cent I raise over $5,000 will go directly to CWVP. This means that the program will able to continue to serve Boston families, and the amazing kids and parents I work with every week will be supported by our team long after those miserable 26.2 miles are behind me.

It shouldn't take more than a minute to do, but your donation will impact families for years to come. In addition, every single one of you who donates (regardless of the amount!!) will be entered into a Julia Raffle, with the chance to win an incredibly useless but heartfelt surprise!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you and I hope to see some of you on the sidelines come April 15th!!!!

much love,
   Julia

 

Boston Medical Center wrote -

Team BMC is running the Boston Marathon in support of Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 508-bed, academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. Boston Medical Center emphasizes community-based care, with its mission to provide consistently accessible health services to all. The largest safety net hospital in New England, Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care. With the largest 24-hour Level I trauma center in New England, our Emergency Department had 131,288 visits last year.

Team BMC helps raise awareness of Boston Medical Center's mission and supports the hospital's ability to offer the necessary services and programs to meet patients' needs. Some of the exceptional programs at Boston Medical Center include: The Kids Fund, Cancer Support Services Fund, the Preventive Food Pantry & Demonstration Kitchen, Nutrition and Fitness for Life and so many more.

$8,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mallory

    $20

  • Kirb

    $30

  • Elizabeth Yellen

    $25

  • Alice

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mitchell

    $20

  • Ken Schulman & Betty Ruth

    $25

  • MD

     

  • Evan Richards

    $20

  • Jenny Ho

    $25

  • Debbie, Pariss, Maya, Nico and Sevee

    $50

  • Vanessa

    $25

  • xoxo giggles

    $25

  • JD

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katie Hale

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Mike Hensler

    $25

  • GET IT GIRL

    $20

  • Peter Newberry

    $50

  • Nathan Hardlife

    $20

  • Alexandra Lennon-S... & Chris Perkin...

    $25

  • peter zook

     

  • Jessica Perez

    $20

  • Erica R

    $25

  • Michelle C

    $25

  • Marsha Rubin

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Duffy

    $50

  • Laura Donnan

    $30

  • Kristin 'sorry i can't give more' DelVis...

    $20

  • Rachel Farahbak...

    $50

  • Dorri

    $25

  • Lee Staples

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dory Ziperstein

    $20

  • Greg

    $50

  • J.P. Marquart

    $25

  • Ben Sandvig

    $25

  • Lindsay Hartleben

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Amanda G.

    $20

  • Sparky

     

  • Connor Ewing

    $15

  • GO BADGERS

    $51

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Leidy Springsted

    $30

  • Ashley

    $20

  • Rachel Chatham

    $15

  • Beth Anderson

    $15

  • Angelee

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Amanda

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sarah McDonald

    $20

  • Harley Gillen

    $15

  • Lyd

    $25

  • Jesse and Kelly Miller

    $100

  • Alicia Monts

    $20

  • Go Julia!

    $15

  • Wellesley Scream Tunnel!

    $30

  • Martha Davidson (Jen Fraser's sis)

    $50

  • Janice Furlong

    $50

  • Rally Hot-Spot proceeds

    $171

  • Kay Lamer

    $30

  • Jenifer Goldman Fraser

    $100

  • Emily Bucciferro

    $20

  • Jess

    $13

  • Lisa Moore

    $25

  • Rob Mitchell

    $25

  • Betsy McAlister Groves

    $200

  • Ben Lindsey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Kevin Gilfillan

    $25

  • Ben "Marathon Watcher" Byers on behalf o...

    $125

  • Beth O'Sullivan

     

  • Merline Sylvain-...

    $25

  • Para Martín

     

  • Alison Rowe

    $40

  • Jamie

    $20

  • Alex Franks

    $25

  • Susan and Bill Fraser

    $25

  • Jules #1

    $10

  • Jen Klump

    $10

  • Brendyn

    $50

  • Ben Byers

    $125

  • John

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • emily

    $30

  • Monday Matching

    $576

  • Sean O'Connell

     

  • Lynda and John Olerud

     

  • Courty

    $50

  • Matching

    $600

  • Matching gift from Dell

    $50

  • Rebecca and Tim Kenison

    $250

  • Sean O'Connell

     

  • Matching

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116% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $315,506 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Boston Medical Center

Amount Raised:

$71,117

 

24% Raised of $300,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Ahern Kiely

Amount Raised:

$18,197

 

182% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Salyer

Amount Raised:

$16,680

 

167% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hilary Alford

Amount Raised:

$13,094

 

262% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Oates

Amount Raised:

$13,094

 

145% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Therese Hudson

Amount Raised:

$12,842

 

161% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Zolenski

Amount Raised:

$12,621

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Walstrom

Amount Raised:

$10,185

Donor Comments

Matching

Matching

DONATION: $350

10 months ago

Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell

11 months ago

Rebecca and Tim Kenison

Rebecca and Tim Kenison

DONATION: $250

11 months ago

Matching gift from Dell

Matching gift from Dell

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Matching

Matching

DONATION: $600

11 months ago