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Bridget McGregor's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2017

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Bridget McGregor

THE STORY:

Hello friends and family,

After a seven year hiatus, I will be running the 2017 Boston Marathon this April 17th. My decision to lace up again was very personal: I want to celebrate not only a milestone birthday (you can guess which one... but I'll be ok if you say it is 35 again), but more importantly I want to help support a quiet hero in my life that you may not know my connection to - the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ("BIDMC").

The past 7 years since my last run have been amazing: my wedding, the birth of my two wonderful children, and several exciting career and personal leaps. And Boston was the backdrop for it all.  It was during these past 7 years that I have come to realize an immense luxury that I had been taking for granted: living with the best medical care in the world, right in our back yard. While I understood that people come from around the globe to Boston when their worst medical fears come true, the true gravity of this fact never really sank in.

In my case, I was lucky enough to have both children born at BIDMC. And in both cases, I was overwhelmed by the professionalism and support of the kind and nurturing BIDMC staff. However, with Owen's birth, I experienced first hand what it meant to be  life-saving minutes away from the best care on earth, when Owen arrived two weeks early and turned a peaceful afternoon into a medical emergency. I had never before felt the fear that comes when life takes a sharp turn like that in seconds, when all might be lost - but through it all we were never alone - the NICU staff swooped in like a team of masked superheroes, the nurses were all powerhouses of confidence and efficiency, and at every step my husband reminded me "we are in the best city in the world, and in the best NICU in the world, with the best doctors in the world... and they are going to make everything OK". And they did... Owen was handed to me healthy and strong  - and my day went straight from abject terror to tears of elated joy - all thanks to these anonymous neighbors that I had never really appreciated.   And most amazing of all: as we were wheeled to recovery they likely turned around and did it again for another terrified mother. And then did it again. And again. And again. Saving the lives of people from around the world, or from right next door.

So this 2017 marathon, I am returning to the 26.2 miles to shout my thanks to BIDMC, because I never want to forget what it means to have the best care in the world right here in Boston. I am hoping you will help by supporting their Annual Fund, which directly feeds the exciting research, social work, education scholarships for nurses, and fellowship programs that help make BIDMC top in the world, and part of what makes Boston so great to call home.

Thanks!

Bridget

 

 

$8,525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Renee McShane

    $50

  • Rebecca DuFault

    $100

  • Jennifer Kritz and Sam Ditzion

     

  • The Radin Family

     

  • Matt, Liz, Grace and Annie Pappano

    $25

  • Theresa, Brad, Chase & Will

    $100

  • Rich and Barb Riddle

     

  • The Paducks

    $100

  • Nelson Riddle

    $1,000

  • Kakie and Anthony Pappano

     

  • Ann Riddle

     

  • Mary Keany

     

  • The Kane's

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • The Holland Family

     

  • Birgit Nilsson

     

  • Andrew Estill

    $50

  • Kevin & Melissa

    $100

  • The Finneys

     

  • Good luck !!!

     

  • Kelly Burke

    $50

  • Ryan & Shelley Turner

    $50

  • Katie Curley

     

  • Joan Matthews

    $25

  • Ferguson Family

    $100

  • PAM Team at GID

    $250

  • Joan Gallagher

    $50

  • Lowenberg Family

    $100

  • Heather Chmura

     

  • Rob Cronin

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kathy Milligan

     

  • Billy Reardon

     

  • Some tax guy at work

    $35

  • The Kaders

     

  • Ian Ward

    $250

  • Jane Brevich

     

  • Greg McGregor

    $25

  • Matt Bernstein

    $25

  • Jeff Capron

    $100

  • Frank & Claire Howard

    $100

  • dalya luttwak

    $100

  • Susan Plaine

    $50

  • Phil Katz

    $50

  • Mark Conopka

    $50

  • Matt Tisdale

     

  • Stephen Cairns

     

  • Nancie and Roger Marzulla

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kristen Erickson

     

  • Barbara Pelley Michaels

    $50

  • Don & Caroline Roberson

    $100

  • Tom and Lois Boylan

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Scott and Rachel Williams

    $100

  • Don Wipf

    $100

  • mike gildea

    $25

  • charles hess

    $250

  • Melissa Fang

    $100

  • Anne Owen

    $50

  • Mack Family

     

  • The Byam Miller Family

    $100

  • Thomas Greco

    $75

  • terence & katie

     

  • Bob & Elizabeth Weaver

    $100

  • The Lehrman Family

     

  • Jenni Kittle

    $25

  • J Fitz

    $25

  • Janet Richards

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Glenn Holtje

    $100

  • The Strobert Family

     

  • Laura Brooks

    $50

  • Ellen Didion

    $25

  • Lisa LaFlam

    $50

  • Lauren

    $100

  • Paul Karnath

    $100

  • Maria DeAndrade

    $25

  • Theresa Days

    $50

  • Kym Sevilla

     

  • Susan Kelly

    $50

  • Jon Spack & Hagar Berlin

    $100

  • Stephanie Prince

     

  • John Williams

    $25

  • Maura and Bob

    $250

  • Patty Mueller

    $25

  • barbara flynn

    $100

  • Jeff Keddy

    $50

  • Decker family

    $25

  • Lillian Ngu

    $50

  • Carrie & Will Reepmeyer

    $50

  • Susan Burke

    $100

  • Greg Haas

     

  • Karen Stratton

    $100

  • Samara Kaufman

    $100

  • Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co.

    $200

  • Cipullo Family

    $50

  • The Troy Family

    $25

  • The McGregors

    $100

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114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $590,451 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Team Fish

Amount Raised

$18,834

 

126% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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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

The McGregors

The McGregors

DONATION: $100

For Kerry and Owen 2 years ago

The Troy Family

The Troy Family

DONATION: $25

My babies are BI babies too! Awesome job Momma! 2 years ago

Cipullo Family

Cipullo Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co.

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co.

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Samara Kaufman

Samara Kaufman

DONATION: $100

Go Bridget! We will be cheering you on in Washington Square! 2 years ago

Karen Stratton

Karen Stratton

DONATION: $100

Have a great run! 2 years ago

Greg Haas

Greg Haas

2 years ago

Susan Burke

Susan Burke

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Carrie & Will Reepmeyer

Carrie & Will Reepmeyer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lillian Ngu

Lillian Ngu

DONATION: $50

Best of luck! 2 years ago