BIDMC's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2015

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

DAYS TO GO: 53

THE STORY:

Team BIDMC is running to support Kidney Disease Research, Bowdoin Street Health Center, The Cancer Center, and the Annual Fund. Several of our runners are also supporing our Needham and Milton affiliates. Thank you for your support!

Bowdoin Street’s Healthy Champions Program

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.  

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

The Cancer Center Fund

You can read more about the BIDMC Cancer Center here.

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To This Fundraiser

$169,603

MONEY RAISED
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  • Fran Vincent

    $20

  • Mary and Paul Forest

    $50

  • Karen Hirsh

    $50

  • Sharon Masciocco

    $50

  • Alex Lee-Clark

    $26

  • Arno

    $18

  • Robert Roxurgh

    $100

  • Howard and Audrey Stern

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $130

  • Carrie and Neil Lieberman

    $100

  • Pamela Donovan

    $100

  • Lanny (Clyde Lanford) Smith

     

  • August Gangi

    $100

  • Elizabeth OKeefe

    $50

  • Kelli Collagan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill and Christina Hoffman

    $50

  • Duistermars Family

    $50

  • Katie Murphy

     

  • Kevin Creeden

    $25

  • Ruth,Roger and Jamie Cote

    $50

  • Nini Isabel

     

  • Colton Alhart

    $150

  • Kristie & Ricky

     

  • Deb and Pete

    $200

  • Jody Simes

    $1,000

  • Caitlin Lynch

    $50

  • Mike & Molly Manning

     

  • Tansy Jefferies

    $100

  • Glitter Girl

     

  • Mary Quinn

    $40

  • Nancy Giallombardo

    $150

  • Nancy Giallombardo

    $50

  • Aba & Ima

    $500

  • GeoDesign, Inc.

    $100

  • Jen and Travis Pollio

    $30

  • Caitlin & Brenton

    $150

  • Liz Davidow

    $50

  • Arlene Bkedsoe

    $50

  • Joanne Pokaski

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jill B

    $25

  • Stephanie Harriston-Diggs

    $100

  • Laurie Bloom

     

  • Jim & Suzanne Hurst

    $100

  • Jo Ayoub

    $100

  • Alastair Bell MD

     

  • Lisa O'Connor

     

  • Paula Starr

     

  • Jeremy Heath (@runblogaz)

     

  • Jackie McInnis

    $100

  • Pam Turcotte

    $25

  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

    $100

  • Gila Kriegel

    $20

  • Suzanne Albright

    $100

  • Eileen Simons

     

  • Dawn Langis

    $25

  • Kerri Resnick

    $40

  • Andrea Hall

     

  • Connor Keaveny

     

  • Patti Miller

     

  • Sara Collins

    $50

  • Janet Elkin

    $100

  • Bruce Patz

    $100

  • KP

    $250

  • Sue & Joe

     

  • Toby Lineaweaver

    $25

  • Filip & Manon Mels

    $250

  • Gene and Elaine Shapiro

     

  • The Minotaur

    $50

  • Kerry Brown

     

  • Happy birthday Aunt Kim!

    $48

  • Lyann Nakama

     

  • Wilson's in Texas

    $250

  • Paige Legassie

    $25

  • Pete Healy

    $100

  • Ryan Leite (BMC ITS)

    $400

  • Maura Dahill

    $60

  • Danielle Charbonneau

    $35

  • Amy Fisher

    $10

  • caryl komornik

    $20

  • Ishita Rapino

     

  • Angela and Donald Ryan

    $50

  • Gemma Doherty

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Holly Prentice

    $50

  • Alan and Carol Bradley

    $300

  • Edna Bradley

    $75

  • Lin Light

     

  • Lansdowne Fundraising Night- Venmo Donations

    $34

  • Lansdowne Fundraising Night- Venmo Donations

    $34

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jason and Jacqueline Kurkowski

     

  • Roanne Mejilla

    $25

  • Mike, Luke, Amelia Denoncourt

    $100

  • Lizy and Sam

     

  • Chris Frost

    $50

  • Katie Connors

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ellen Gerards

    $35

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34% Raised of $500,000 Goal

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The Team: $169,603 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Matthew Urban

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$11,413

 

91% Raised of $12,500 Goal

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Team Chamberlain

Amount Raised:

$10,482

 

70% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Rebecca Lefcourt

Amount Raised:

$10,152

 

135% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Marissa Monaco

Amount Raised:

$8,440

 

84% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jeff William

Amount Raised:

$7,082

 

94% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Oran Bradley

Amount Raised:

$6,454

 

86% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Matthew Manning

Amount Raised:

$6,250

 

83% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Lori Cunningham

Amount Raised:

$5,355

 

71% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ellen Gerards

Ellen Gerards

DONATION: $35

I'm very proud to work with you Gina and I support your heroic effort to run the marathon for our babies and families. Great job!!! 2 hours ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 hours ago

Katie Connors

Katie Connors

DONATION: $50

3 hours ago

Chris Frost

Chris Frost

DONATION: $50

"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts" - Steve Prefontaine 3 hours ago

Lizy and Sam

Lizy and Sam

4 hours ago

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