Hello Friends and Family!
I am so grateful and excited to be part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Tread Strong Team for the 2017 Boston Marathon. It has been my dream to run Boston and running to support BIDMC, specifically the Annual Fund, is truly an honor.
After running the NYC Marathon in November, I was late to the game when it came to applying for and joining a charity team for the 2017 Boston Marathon. I was discouraged when I learned that many of the teams were already full. A very close friend of mine reached out and provided me with the BIDMC application and told me to apply to be part of the great program. This friend, who is the equivalent of a second mother to me, was still thinking of me and my dream even though a mere days prior she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Her selflessness and consideration for others during an especially difficult time was as inspiring as it was admirable. She has been a dedicated nurse at BIDMC for 30 years and now as a patient, she feels an even stronger connection and appreciation for the organization.
I recently experienced a traumatic car wreck that I was very lucky to walk away from in one piece. Between the terrifying accident and my wonderful friend's strength and positivity, I now have an even greater appreciation for life. I live an extremely fortunate life and want to help those who are less fortunate in any way possible. Running for Team BIDMC and raising money for the Annual Fund is an opportunity I will cherish. From community health programs to goundbreaking research, the life-changing work BIDMC does is an inspiration and I am grateful to be associated with such a team.
Thank you for visitng my page and considering a donation. ANY amount is so greatly appreciated!!!
Read on for more information about the Annual Fund and what your donation goes towards:
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