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BIDMC 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

THE STORY:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and its Boston Marathon Team are committed to raising awareness of health care bias and promoting health equity in our communities. #treadstrong #bidmctreadstrong. Our returning 2013 runners will support a variety of BIDMC funds. Our 2014 runners will support the following funds:

Bowdoin Street’s Healthy Champions Program

Now in its 5th year, Healthy Champions is an anti-obesity education, fitness and community-building program serving primarily low-income children ages 7-14 with BMI ≥ 85%-95% from the surrounding Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood.  Under supervision of a case manager/fitness coach and our nutritionist, the Healthy Champions learn about the importance of nutrition and healthy foods, food preparation/food access in their neighborhood, and fitness and healthy lifestyles. They plan, implement and sustain their own plot in the local community garden each year, in turn learning important marketing lessons by selling their produce at the Bowdoin/Geneva Farmers’ Market (held on-site at Bowdoin Street Health Center) each week during the growing season.  Perhaps most importantly, Healthy Champions serve as “ambassadors of health” to their families and peers in the community, sharing their knowledge about health and wellness while developing a sense of confidence in their ability to effect healthy changes in themselves and in the wider community.

Kidney Disease Research

The Renal Division Research Team has identified a reason for the high rate of kidney disease in people of African descent. Kidney disease is five times more likely to affect African Americans than other groups of people, and the team is actively working to alleviate this epidemic. This is a major public health problem and this research, which may lead to major advances in treatment, is unique to BIDMC. Dialysis is not a cure. Fewer than 40 percent of dialysis patients live more than five years. Rates of kidney failure are increasing and the cost to treat those patients continues to rise each year. In 2009, $42.5 billion was spent to provide care to those with kidney failure. Over the next three to five years, the Renal Division Research Team aims to use their findings to better understand, prevent, and treat kidney disease in African Americans. They plan to develop a multifaceted approach to solving this problem that will be highly visible and have a large impact on the lives of individuals and their families.  

Emergency Relief Fund

The tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon forever changed the lives of those involved—not only the victims, but also the caregivers and staff, many of whom have never been exposed to such disaster. In response, we created the BIDMC Emergency Relief Fund to support both the immediate and longer-term mental and physical needs of patients, families, and caretakers impacted by devastating, life-altering events. These services include but are not limited to emergency medicine, orthopedics, physical therapy, social work, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness training.

Annual Fund

BIDMC depends on the Annual Fund to fulfill its mission of providing compassionate patient care.

This fund raises unrestricted dollars that can be used immediately for a wide range of needs. They provide a reliable, steady source of funding for the programs that need it most:

  • Promising research projects, such as cancer genetics investigations
  • Annual operating costs, such as funding for social worker positions
  • Career development opportunities for staff, such as continuing education scholarships for nurses
  • Expansion of clinical spaces, like minimally invasive surgery suites
  • Academic and teaching programs, such as fellowships for the next generation of physicians in growing service lines

BIDMC Partners

Several Team BIDMC runners will raise money for Beth Israel Deaconess Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Milton.

$640,174

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cynthia Vreeland

    $200

  • F Meddalo

    $50

  • Offline Donations

     

  • Boston Red Sox Event

    $250

  • Debbie and Ramy Yakobi

    $50

  • Joyce Levin

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,070

  • Anonymous

    $1,070

  • Anonymous

    $1,070

  • Anonymous

    $570

  • Stanley’s Boat Yard

    $500

  • Lori and Michael Melchionno

     

  • Booster

    $400

  • BIC Bands

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • Evee Elswick

    $40

  • Sweet Tomatoes FUNdraiser

    $15

  • George and Kathy Barrett

    $100

  • Gary & Jennifer Graves

    $30

  • Tara Melillo

    $25

  • James A. McCarthy

    $40

  • Winthrop Sargent

    $40

  • Patricia Ramirez

    $25

  • Michael Maguire

    $200

  • Sue Conway

    $20

  • Tim Reimers

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laura Jaquith Bartlett

    $10

  • Mary Vincent

    $100

  • Brian Chisholm

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $800

  • Hoskin

    $220

  • J&J Matching Gift

    $50

  • Joan Plis

    $25

  • Don Poole

    $25

  • Kristen Dart

    $30

  • Bertucci's Fundraiser- 4/14

     

  • Off line donations

    $125

  • Danielle (Weller) Acosta

    $10

  • J&J Matching Gifts

    $60

  • Elizabeth Maust

     

  • J&J Matching Gift

    $510

  • Laura Rock

    $20

  • Tony B

    $50

  • Dr. Martin Pollack

    $50

  • Richard and Cheryl Hopkins

    $50

  • The Wrays

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Roseanne Luvisi

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Hancock Matching Program

    $30

  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program

    $30

  • Yoni Kahn

    $50

  • GE Foundation Gift Match

    $3,120

  • Diana and Bob Kelly

     

  • J&J Co Match

    $1,674

  • Bridget Murphy

    $50

  • Claire Kurtz (PUMA Matching)

    $500

  • Joana Amato (PUMA Matching)

    $50

  • Tricia Banks (PUMA Matching)

    $30

  • C Doolittle

     

  • Offline Donation

     

  • Destiny

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Friends of Rachel

     

  • Bentley

    $29

  • Bryn Cavanaugh (Matching)

    $50

  • Elise Mesedahl (Matching)

    $30

  • Haren Haber

    $100

  • Brandes Technology

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Anonymous

    $44

  • Nurds

    $52

  • Cecilia Yudin

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Denese Dapito

    $35

  • Greg McCormick

    $50

  • Anonymous Gift

    $350

  • Emma & Martha Laneman

    $100

  • Daniel Doxzon

    $1,000

  • Jen Kaufman

    $50

  • off-line donation

    $50

  • Ron Harris

    $20

  • James & Dorothy Fleming

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Dr Chopra/renal

    $100

  • Donor

    $499

  • Bindu Agrawal

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Fewell

    $25

  • Dr. Alexei Shvilkin

    $40

  • Carolyn Detato

    $1,528

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Hilary Bond

    $25

  • Mark Andermann

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Gimbel Family

    $20

  • Glenn Goldey

    $2,495

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107% Raised of $600,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

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The Team: $640,174 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Tamara Rozental Corinne Vigilante

Amount Raised:

$35,794

 

143% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Shana Coy

Amount Raised:

$23,460

 

313% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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WILLIAM OBRIEN

Amount Raised:

$17,813

 

238% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Lauren Oliva

Amount Raised:

$16,579

 

111% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Russell & Kevin Colombo

Amount Raised:

$16,125

 

108% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Keith Denham

Amount Raised:

$15,800

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Marshall Bartlett

Amount Raised:

$15,750

 

105% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Jennifer Curran Maureen Curran

Amount Raised:

$15,025

 

100% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Glenn Goldey

Glenn Goldey

DONATION: $2,495

8 months ago

Gimbel Family

Gimbel Family

DONATION: $20

9 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $300

9 months ago

Mark Andermann

Mark Andermann

DONATION: $300

9 months ago

Hilary Bond

Hilary Bond

DONATION: $25

9 months ago