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April 14, 2017

Thank you all for your generous support!  At this point, with over 450 training miles behind each of us, we have only two more training miles  See more

BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Team Fish

THE STORY:

Hi friends!   -   Guy and Carina will be running the 2017 Boston Marathon as a father-daughter team for BIDMC.  Team Fish donations directly support BIDMC's Annual Fund (see below).

In 2011, Guy ran his first marathon - the Boston Marathon.  He did it for BIDMC and directed the funds to its outreach affiliate, the Bowdoin Street Health Center.  They do amazing work there addressing classical medical problems, but also boldly tackling the social determinants of health (housing, utility bills, food deserts, and on and on...).  It was a thrilling experience, but disappointing as he got injured 3 weeks before and essentially ran on a "broken knee" (with doctor's supervision!).  

He finished well off his training time, but what many didn't know was that his hero that day was Carina who met him at the tail end of HeartBreak hill, handed him vitally needed coconut water to stave off cramps, and ran the last four miles in at his side. (Little did he know that she woke up with the flu that morning!!  You are NOT supposed to run with the flu!)

So, here we are, six years later, and Guy and Carina have the amazing opportunity to run the whole enchilada, 26.2 miles, together as a father-daughter team.  Despite the fact that Carina now lives 3,000 miles away having started a PhD program at UC Davis, Team Fish is in this together. And if that were not enough we have the chance to give back to an amazing institution that has really saved our family countless times.  

In just the past 6 years, we have had many family members who could not get the correct diagnosis at really good medical centers come to BIDMC and almost instantly get on the right path. From CSF leaks, to rare insulin tumors, from pneumonias masquerading as something worse, to difficult to treat head and neck cancer, we have time and time again been amazed at the technical excellence at BIDMC.  But without exception, every family member we have sent there has spontaneously remarked about how warm and caring a place it is.  

In gratitude for being a big, warm-hearted place at times when we most needed its excellence in medicine, Guy and Carina are running 53.4 miles to raise money to continue its mission of training the finest doctors, doing groundbreaking research, and delivering the most amazing care anywhere.

Thanks BIDMC. And we hope you will contribute to its amazing mission by supporting our run!

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Team BIDMC is running to support a variety of programs, including Kidney Disease Research, Bowdoin Street Healthy Champions Program, The Klarman Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), The Cancer Center, and the Annual Fund. Several of our runners are also supporting our Needham, Milton, Plymouth and Cambridge Health Alliance affiliates. Thank you for your support!

Team Fish for the 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

$18,834

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Jade Le

    $20

  • Jos

     

  • Maxine Lampers

    $20

  • Isabella Wechsler

     

  • Maria Steele

    $50

  • Marsha Maurer

    $50

  • Ali Evans

     

  • Chris & Cara Shannon

    $50

  • Richa S.

     

  • Joshua Boyd

    $50

  • Suvai Gunasekaran

     

  • Samantha Whitmore

    $50

  • Nina Yancy

     

  • Adam Chu

     

  • James Looney

    $25

  • Adam Johnson

     

  • Kennnyy

    $25

  • Proteus Digital Health, Inc.

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Julia Mason

     

  • Diana Manchester Barrett

    $104.80

  • Robert Willett

    $104.80

  • Dr. Albert A. Luderer

    $250

  • Emilie Schnarr

    $20

  • Nan Wilson

    $25

  • Kevin Kong

     

  • Arturo!

     

  • Margaret McKenna

    $100

  • Gina Pagonis

     

  • Marilyn and Bob Schmidt

    $50

  • Lisa Ross

     

  • sandy kurson

    $25

  • Andrew Vincent

     

  • Colin Brenan, Sandra Moores and Family

    $350

  • John Ryals

    $100

  • Peter Grua

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Janice Shade

     

  • Philip Gager

    $50

  • Cynthia Day O'Brien

    $50

  • Santio Costa

    $100

  • Rose Foss

    $105

  • Michelle Schutz

     

  • Elizabeth Matamoros

     

  • Dave Brook

    $250

  • Lou Gaudio & Sue Walsh

    $500

  • Susan Jones and Howard Levine

    $150

  • Cheryl LaFleur

     

  • Paola Maranan

    $30

  • Winston Waters

    $50

  • Charles, Oneeka and Mark

     

  • Bryan Cortez

     

  • Eric Golding

    $200

  • Amol Pai

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ali Malihi

    $250

  • M Mehdi

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Denise Alfred

     

  • Yasmin

    $10

  • Jenny Middleton

    $50

  • Drs Harold and Stephanie Marioneaux

    $100

  • Abdul

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Snowden Henry and Paula Ivey Henry

     

  • GaryM

    $250

  • Grace Fu Palma

    $100

  • Katie Sierks

     

  • Scott Yim

    $25

  • Christa Bleyleben

    $100

  • Chris and Pam Maxey

    $50

  • Lou Brenner

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jefferson Correia

    $25

  • Leslie and Peter Bovenzi

     

  • In memory of Henry Audesse

     

  • Raman K Mehra

    $50

  • Robert Saphirstein

     

  • William Sigona

    $50

  • Courtney Steinberg

    $100

  • Betsy Adams

    $50

  • Christopher Owens

     

  • Elan Nguyen

     

  • Lynn Feldman & Mickey Segal

     

  • John "Iccarus" Murphy HR'81

    $52.40

  • Noni

    $20

  • Phyllis and George Procter

    $100

  • Arash

     

  • Jermaine Heath

     

  • Robert and Carrie

    $50

  • Hung and Jill Cheng

    $250

  • Meher

     

  • t nichole mauro

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kee Chan

    $25

  • Molly

     

  • Brett Furst

    $100

  • Stan and Dennie Burnside

    $105

  • Kenneth Abramowitz

    $250

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126% Raised of$15,000 Goal

The Team: $590,451 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Team Fish

Amount Raised

$18,834

 

126% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Firestone

Amount Raised

$18,650

 

249% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Shapiro

Amount Raised

$18,150

 

101% Raised of$18,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team James

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

100% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Graber

Amount Raised

$14,026

 

187% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dora Tavel-Sanchez Luz

Amount Raised

$13,211

 

88% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anthony Lamendola

Amount Raised

$12,500

 

83% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea DiMella

Amount Raised

$12,496

 

125% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kenneth Abramowitz

Kenneth Abramowitz

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Stan and Dennie Burnside

Stan and Dennie Burnside

DONATION: $105

2 years ago

Brett Furst

Brett Furst

DONATION: $100

Go Team Fish 2 years ago

Molly

Molly

2 years ago

Kee Chan

Kee Chan

DONATION: $25

Best of luck with the marathon, Guy and your daughter! Have lots of fun! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

t nichole mauro

t nichole mauro

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Meher

Meher

Good luck, Carina!! 2 years ago

Hung and Jill Cheng

Hung and Jill Cheng

DONATION: $250

Go Team Fish for BIDMC! 2 years ago

Robert and Carrie

Robert and Carrie

DONATION: $50

Leticia Wells 2 years ago