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Team BIDMC 2017

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Christine Trotta

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and family,

I am beyond excited to announce that I will be running the 2017 Boston Marathon! As an affiliate to Beth Israel, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has been allotted a single bib to represent and raise funds for CHA specifically, and I have been selected! This is the first time Cambridge Health Alliance has participated in the Boston Marathon. I am greatly honored for the opportunity to train and fundraise for the community where I live and work.

I ran my first Marathon in 2013, and quickly became addicted. Growing up, simply running was never appealing to me. Instead I was a year round soccer player. However, on April 15th 2013, things changed. I remember sitting in a Seattle hospital doctor's lounge on a rotation away from home and watching the dreadful events of the bombings unfold live before my eyes. I swore to myself then and there I was going to run Boston. And I never back down from a challenge. Six months later, I found myself at the starting line of my first marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon. And I've never stopped running. Running has become my coping stragety during tough times, my meditation time, my happy place.

I now have 4 marathons under my belt, one of which was a last minute opporunity to run Boston in 2014. Friends and family chipped in providing last minute donations for my charity, and even though I was under-trained, the final stretch of  "right on Hereford, left on Boylston" was easily one of the top moments in my life. The hype and emotion surrounding this race is unlike anything I've ever experienced. I can't wait for the next few months to unfold as I fundraise and train.

Cambridge Health Alliance is a community hospital of the greater Boston Area.  As mentioned, CHA is closely affilitated with Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center. For those of you unfamiliar with Boston, Beth Israel plays a pivitol role in Boston's medical community. It is a large teaching network and has been consistently ranked as one of the Best Hospitals in the United States. We are very proud to be a part of this system.

Cambridge Health Alliance is a high-quality and innovative community health system that provides essential services to Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. Many employees like myself live within the community and also rotate bewteen all 3 sites.

 Below is just a sample of all the great work CHA does for our community:

  •  Cambridge Public Health Department
  • Aging wisely Everett
  • addiction resources and substance use
  • breast health initiative
  • center for mindfulness and compassion
  • community health improvement
  • health care for the homeless
  • teen health centers of Somerville, Cambridge, and Everett
  • Zinberg clinic and HIV services
  • vomunteer health advisor program
  • WIC (women, infants, and children) program

And that's just a sampling! Please feel free to ask more, I'd be more than happy to discuss further. CHA hired me fresh out of PA school, and I have grown so much as a provider since beginning here 3 years ago. CHA has quickly become my family in Boston, and I am so happy to give back to this wonderful systyem and community. Please help me by donating to my campaign! Thank you in advance and happy 2017!

$7,566

MONEY RAISED
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  • Janine Grace

    $25

  • WTG Trotta :) , super proud of you and your commitment!

    $50

  • Dan

    $100

  • Wes

    $50

  • Jamie Brause

    $25

  • Jyothi Krishnan

    $25

  • Evans Family

    $50

  • Christmas gifts

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Denise and Alfons Menke

    $100

  • AFC championship squares!

    $250

  • Erin Beaumont

     

  • Susan McMahon

    $25

  • Greg Hagan

    $100

  • Superbowl Squares!

    $1,000

  • Rick Pels

    $100

  • Laura Janneck

     

  • Paula Gallo

    $25

  • Carrie Cowardin

    $50

  • Tom Seufert

     

  • Beth Swearingen Jala

    $25

  • Kristin Harris - CHA

     

  • Tracy Hurd

    $50

  • Crossfit Boston Valentine's workout!

    $225

  • Julie DeVito

    $50

  • Chris Fischer

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Susan Aries

    $30

  • Kim Keough

    $75

  • Connie Young

    $25

  • Christina H

     

  • Daphne

    $50

  • Jonathan Nadler

     

  • John DeAngelis

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lynn Cunningham

     

  • David C. Osler

     

  • SLE

     

  • Melisa Lai-Becker MD

    $100

  • viviane bennett

    $100

  • M.T. Grant

    $100

  • Sandra H Garland

     

  • Liz Duarte

    $25

  • DD

    $20

  • Emily Goodfather

    $20

  • Run Trotta Run!

     

  • Marylou Carr

    $20

  • Insoo Hwang

     

  • Ania Siwczak

    $50

  • Margie

    $40

  • Nancy

    $100

  • March madness

    $80

  • St. Patricks Day fundraiser

    $430

  • Raegan & Vijay Thomas

    $100

  • Renee Kessler

    $100

  • SJT

    $200

  • BEIRUT loves BOSTON

    $50

  • Katie Kroll

    $25

  • Julia White

    $100

  • Charlotte

    $100

  • Jill Batty

     

  • March madness

    $80

  • David Bayne

    $50

  • Christine Warnock

    $25

  • CHA

    $1,400

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101% Raised of $7,500 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

CHA

CHA

DONATION: $1,400

2 years ago

Christine Warnock

Christine Warnock

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

David Bayne

David Bayne

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

March madness

March madness

DONATION: $80

2 years ago

Jill Batty

Jill Batty

2 years ago

Charlotte

Charlotte

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Julia White

Julia White

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Katie Kroll

Katie Kroll

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

BEIRUT loves BOSTON

BEIRUT loves BOSTON

DONATION: $50

NOMOEBULL.. wish I was there to cheer you on!!! 2 years ago

SJT

SJT

DONATION: $200

2 years ago