Michelle Parsons' Fundraiser:

BIDMC 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Michelle Parsons

THE STORY:

~~Dear Family and Friends,

            On April 21, 2014, I will run in the 118th Boston Marathon as a member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Marathon Team. I am excited to be running as part of BIDMC’s Marathon Team, as I have worked at the hospital for over thirteen years as a Registered Nurse and proud of the hospital’s leadership in patient care, teaching and medical research.

            In April, 2002, I completed my first Boston Marathon. I ran with the American Red Cross Marathon Team and through the support of family and friends, raised money for families who lost loved ones on September 11. Raising money for these deserving families was a small way of giving back, during a difficult period in our nation’s history.

             I remember the tragic events of the 2013 Marathon, as my younger brother was running the race.  I was at home with my children when news reports began to appear about the bombings.  I was immediately concerned for the safety of my brother, as well as my parents, who were standing on Boylston Street.  After cellular phone service was restored, I was able to make contact with my parents and my brother, who were all safe.  However, my attention began to focus on the victims of the bombings.  Innocent people from as nearby as Dorchester and Chelmsford to as far as California were either killed or seriously injured.  Therefore, I am dedicated to raising money for BIDMC charity, as the hospital provided excellent care and comfort to many of the victims and their families. 

     I was working on the evening that MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was tragically killed and remained at the hospital throughout the lockdown.  Along with my colleagues, we cared for our patients and ensured them that they were safe inside the hospital, despite the fact that the suspects were still on the run.  I will never forget the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

           Following the tragic events at the 2013 Marathon, I am once again determined to run 26.2 miles and raise money for a deserving charitable organization. I am proud to be running for the Healthy Champions Program at the Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester, which is affiliated with BIDMC. Healthy Champions is an interactive program designed to create a way for economically disadvantaged young people to become ambassadors of health within their own families, schools, and the community. The program teaches children in the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester about wellness, prevention, and leadership and mentors them on spreading these important lessons to their families, neighbors, and school-age peers. Many of the children help to maintain a vegetable garden in Dorchester, which educates them about the vast benefits of incorporating healthy and affordable foods into their daily lives, while simultaneously allowing the children to inform their peers about how these foods reduce prevalent health issues such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and asthma. As a parent of three young children, I stress to them the importance of proper nutrition on a daily basis. Therefore, I want to raise money so that the Healthy Champions Program can continue to achieve its goal of educating young children about nutrition.

           The Boston Marathon is undeniably one of the best sporting events in the world. The thousands of spectators and volunteers who line the entire course from the starting line in Hopkinton to the finish line on Boylston Street attest to this fact. Thus, I was greatly saddened when several spectators were either tragically killed or seriously injured near the finish line in 2013. BIDMC provided excellent care and comfort to many of the victims and their families. For this reason, I am dedicated to raising money for Healthy Champions, a program that the hospital strongly supports.

            I have a fundraising goal of $7,500. Kindly consider making a monetary donation to help me achieve this goal. Please remember that no amount is too small. Donating is easy, safe and secure. Simply enter the following web address:

http://www.crowdrise.com/bidmc2014bostonmarathon/fundraiser/michelleparsons

Please "Like" and "Share" My Facebook Page...

https://www.facebook.com/BIDMC2014BM

 

Additionally, you may mail a check, payable to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, to the following address:

 

            Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

            Office of Development (BR)

            330 Brookline Avenue

            Boston, MA 02215

 

In the memo section, be sure to write Michelle Parsons / BIDMC Marathon Team.  Also, be sure to inform me if you mail a check, so that I can verify that the hospital received your donation. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity and your support. I look forward to running in what will be a very special Boston Marathon this April.    

With sincere appreciation,

Michelle Parsons

$7,647

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ryan Parsons

    $250

  • John Paul Bosse

    $100

  • Moulton Family

    $50

  • Christine C

    $50

  • The Gordon Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Aaron Judge

    $20

  • Elise Fisher

    $50

  • Castro Family

    $25

  • Erica Vu

    $50

  • The Restegini Family

    $200

  • Alexa Sabanosh

    $25

  • Kaelyn Sabanosh

    $50

  • Paul and Linda Bosse (Dad and Mom, XOXO)

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kelly Marshall

    $50

  • Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser Michelle Parsons

    $1,000

  • Auntie Myrna & Alfred

    $100

  • Caroline Candice Weadock

    $50

  • Law Office of John Peter Elloian

    $15

  • Amanda Pattanayak

    $200

  • The Shanahan's

    $50

  • The kowalskies

     

  • Susan Sweeney

     

  • Coach Alan

    $50

  • Julie Kermelewicz

    $50

  • Jeremiah and Chelley Casey

    $100

  • Cynthia Moulton Krug

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Danny & Susan

    $100

  • Jeanne Gwinn

    $25

  • Difazio family

    $50

  • Mary Hickey

    $75

  • Deb

    $26

  • The Balkus Family

    $25

  • The Marshall Family

    $100

  • Teresa Pastore

     

  • Maureen Hagan and family

    $50

  • Kathy Flanagan

    $25

  • Nonna

    $50

  • Kurt

    $25

  • Auntie Mary Jeanne

    $75

  • Natalie Newell

     

  • the Trendells xo

     

  • Terri Ennis

    $50

  • The Greenberg Family

    $50

  • Paint Nite Fundraiser

    $1,120

  • Paint Nite Raffle

    $379

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tara and Alden Losee

    $100

  • mkdr

    $25

  • Juliet

    $75

  • Steve & Beth Como

    $20

  • Lee & Eliza Core

    $150

  • Jerry & Auntie Martha

    $150

  • Maura Galligan Crowther

    $25

  • Kim Blair

    $20

  • jbhanlon

    $25

  • Andrea and Nate Marengi

     

  • Joanne Ryan SendOutCards

    $50

  • The Bender Family

     

  • Jo Anne Lally

    $30

  • Bridget Hayes

    $25

  • Karen Moran

    $20

  • Kim Hall Lefebure

    $10

  • Carol Zullo

    $85

  • Shannon Vandevoordt

    $50

  • DOCS DELI

    $100

  • Nina Botelho

    $25

  • The Upson Family

    $100

  • Nachtygal Family

    $25

  • Steve & Eileen Cavicchi

     

  • Lucy Chie

    $50

  • Leigh, Rob and Lucie Blood

    $25

  • The Callahan Family

    $25

  • Wellness Solutions

    $25

  • Corcoran Family

    $25

  • The Clark family

    $25

  • Fabrizio's

    $20

  • Nazzaro

    $50

  • Gwen Chalmers

    $50

  • The Peetz Family

    $20

  • The Conlin family

    $50

  • Bethany & Shawn Prince

    $25

  • Phelan Family

    $100

  • CDunn

    $20

  • Noon Family

    $25

  • The TParker Family

    $25

  • Patty Hoban

    $26

  • Carol Hoban

    $10

  • Auntie Lisa

    $50

  • Matt and Jess McManus

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Peggy

    $50

  • Gloria Pizzuto

     

  • Kerrianne Leonard

     

  • Lauren

    $25

  • The Houghton family

    $50

  • Dave

    $20

  • Steve and Dianne DeVito

     

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102% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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313% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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238% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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111% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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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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Amount Raised:

$15,025

 

100% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Steve and Dianne DeVito

Steve and Dianne DeVito

12 months ago

Dave

Dave

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

The Houghton family

The Houghton family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lauren

Lauren

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kerrianne Leonard

Kerrianne Leonard

1 year ago