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Team BIDMC 2017

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Cody Larson

THE STORY:

Dear Friends & Family,

I am thrilled to announce that on April 17th, 2017, I will be running the Boston Marathon in support of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).  It’s an honor to have the opportunity to run, as well as, raise money and awareness for kidney disease and research.

On April 17, 2017, I will be running the Boston Marathon for the Beth Israel Medical Center team, raising funds for the Kidney Disease Research. Both Kaylin Fillippelli and I will be running the marathon in honor of our boss, friend, and co-owner of Rev'd Indoor Cycling, Clyde Simms. To give a little background, Clyde has battled a kidney disease since high school. Clyde’s resilience didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams of playing both Division 1 and professional soccer. Clyde’s kidneys started to fail during his time with the Revolution, and forced him to retire early from Professional Soccer. Shortly after his retirement, he opened Rev’d Indoor Cycling in August 2014. In December 2014, Clyde received a kidney transplant, and the transplant was unsuccessful. Clyde spent the next year in and out of dialysis, and constantly feeling sick and tired. With time feeling like it was starting to run short for him, Clyde fortuantely found another kidney donor. The kidney was successful and Clyde has been able to live a happy, healthy and dialysis free life since the transplant. Clyde has been a true inspirational to his friends, family and Rev’d community. I want to dedicate my run to Clyde and all of those who are battling kidney disease, and raise money and awareness to help find a cure for people who are affected by this disease.

Thank you for your support and donation. Please click on the link below to donate.

 

Best Regards,

Cody

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BIDMC wrote -

Team BIDMC is running to support the following programs: Kidney Disease Research, Bowdoin Street Healthy Champions Program, The Klarman Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), The Cancer Center, and the Annual Fund. Several of our runners are also supporting our Needham, Milton and Plymouth affiliates. Thank you for your support!

Bowdoin Street 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. 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. With the recent completion of an on-site Wellness Center at Bowdoin Street Health Center, youth involved in the Healthy Champions program will now be able to engage in additional wellness opportunities, ranging from cooking classes to fitness programming.

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 Klarman Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Each year, approximately one in eight babies in the United States is born prematurely, which has a profound impact on newborns and their families. These vulnerable babies often present with complex medical needs, ranging from severe breathing trouble to underdeveloped organs, and require specialized care to give them a healthy start. The Klarman Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at BIDMC provides state-of-the-art, family-centered care for about 1,000 high-risk newborns and their families each year.

Cancer Center

The Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is proud of its most gifted physicians and medical researchers who have made cancer treatment their life's work. Together with the outstanding nurses and staff, these dedicated professionals form a team that is committed to breakthrough treatments delivered with kindness and respect.

The Cancer Center at BIDMC is integral to one of Harvard Medical School's major teaching and research institutions. At BIDMC, scientists and doctors have made many discoveries that have led to greater understanding of cancer mechanisms resulting in improved and innovative cancer care. And because we have always understood the physical and emotional toll of a cancer diagnosis, our specialists take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and develop unique support systems. Together, we can help you make the best decisions about your care and deliver treatment with unparalleled compassion.

As a Harvard teaching hospital, we are renowned for our leading-edge cancer care and for our pioneering discoveries that have led to unique cancer treatment strategies. We have made great strides in curing some cancers and managing many others. We know that success is measured one patient at a time. That genuine warmth and compassion can make a huge difference in a patient's outcome. We respect the dignity, values, needs and opinions of each person we are privileged to treat.

$8,540

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Samantha Beers

    $25

  • Amy Dodakian

     

  • Samantha Sharkey

    $50

  • kate larson

    $50

  • Linda & Larry Walbrun

    $50

  • Debbie & Richard Spector

     

  • Dee Goggins

    $100

  • Carly

     

  • Liz Ritchie

     

  • Laura and Jon Driscoll

    $35

  • Veronica Corningstone

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cormac Byrne

    $250

  • Amy Dodakian

    $50

  • Rev'd Indoor Cycling

    $353

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • Consigli Construction

    $250

  • Harry & Suzanne Dodakian

    $50

  • Nate Goggins

    $75

  • Rayna

    $25

  • Betty Rico

    $50

  • Luke

    $100

  • Martin Pollak

    $75

  • Jennifer Cook

    $50

  • Rev'd Indoor Cycling

    $502

  • Kaitlyn Grantner & Christina Olson

    $50

  • Amanda Oakes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

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114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $590,451 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Team Fish

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126% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Michael Firestone

Amount Raised

$18,650

 

249% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Team Shapiro

Amount Raised

$18,150

 

101% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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Team James

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

100% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Nicole Graber

Amount Raised

$14,026

 

187% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Dora Tavel-Sanchez Luz

Amount Raised

$13,211

 

88% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Anthony Lamendola

Amount Raised

$12,500

 

83% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Andrea DiMella

Amount Raised

$12,496

 

125% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $3,000

2 years ago

Amanda Oakes

Amanda Oakes

DONATION: $25

From Me and Delilah -- We'll have Lemon Drop Shots waiting at the Finish 2 years ago

Kaitlyn Grantner & Christina Olson

Kaitlyn Grantner & Christina Olson

DONATION: $50

Rev'd Friends 2 years ago

Rev'd Indoor Cycling

Rev'd Indoor Cycling

DONATION: $502

2 years ago

Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Martin Pollak

Martin Pollak

DONATION: $75

Thanks so very much for supporting kidney disease research! 2 years ago

Luke

Luke

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Betty Rico

Betty Rico

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rayna

Rayna

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Nate Goggins

Nate Goggins

DONATION: $75

Like a Top! 2 years ago