Sage Shaw via Crowdrise
April 16, 2012
BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012
With all of your support, I ran my first marathon in NYC in 2010, raising money for a team I hold very dear to my heart and accomplishing a goal of a lifetime...26.2 miles!!!
I'm ready to take on my second marathon in Boston in April 2012 and I've decided to partner with another amazing team - Team Brigham!!
I chose Team Brigham because Boston is home to some of my closest family and friends and I want to help support programs that directly impact the Boston community. Funds raised by Team Brigham support the work of the Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital that identifies, addresses, and minimizes health disparities for low-income and underserved women and families.
You'll see in the below note from Team Brigham how much of an impact your generosity will have on the Boston community.
Just like running NYC, I'm very excited to have an amazing running program, nutrition plan, and cause to support! I can always use some company on the long winter runs in Central Park and around NYC, so if you feel like joining me, let me know!!
Thank you so much!!
Brigham and Women's Hospital wrote -
Team Brigham is a group of runners dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for low-income families in the Greater Boston area. Each member of the team commits to running the Boston Marathon and raising a minimum of $5,000 to support Brigham and Women’s Hospital community health programs.
In 2011, Team Brigham runners raised more than $425,000—and since the program’s inception in 1998, the team has raised more than $5 million dollars to support programs to improve the health and opportunities of the underserved in our communities. Here are some ways this fundraising MAKES A DIFFERENCE:
· $350 pays for a wig for a woman with breast cancer
· $450 buys a compression garment for a woman with breast cancer
· $1,200 covers one year of comprehensive assistance through the Connecting Hope, Assistance, and Treatment (CHAT) Program for low-income women with breast cancer
· $2,500 provides one year of support groups and educational materials to survivors of domestic violence
· $3,000 provides 15 high school juniors in the Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP) intensive monthly workshops and personal consultation to prepare their college applications, apply for financial aid, and make informed decisions about where to attend college
· $5,000 provides back-to-school clothing for approximately 100 children whose mothers are victims of domestic violence
· $7,500 supports the Passageway program’s emergency fund for one year, supplying victims of domestic violence and their children with items such as food, clothing, transportation, changes in apartment/home locks, rental and utilities assistance, and more
· $15,000 pays for school-year internships for 15 teens in the SSJP
· $20,000 pays for summer internships for 15 teens in the SSJP
· $40,000 covers one year of advocacy for domestic violence victims and survivors at one community health site affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital
For more information about Team Brigham, Community Health and how you can run the Boston Marathon, visit TeamBrigham.org