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Luis Ortiz's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2017

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Luis Ortiz

THE STORY:

Dear Friends:

Team BIDMC is running to support many programs, including the Annual Fund. 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.

In late 2016, I discovered I have Parkinson’s. My first instinct was to ask my BIDMC Neurologist, Dr. Boegle, to get hooked up with a clinical study that might be mutually beneficial. She put me touch with Dr. Simon at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center and we found a study that both of us found useful (most folks don't realize they have Parkinson's until much later).  

For years, I have run 1/2 Marathons and swore I would never run a full one, because of all the bellyaching that Marathoners did at the halves about the full courses. But now the prospect that, at some time in the future, I may not be able to run as well, or at all, has made me realize I was a fool not to try for it earlier.

When Dr. Simon offered me a Team BIDMC bib, I was glad it was by email; it’s easier to sound cool and collected over email than to have my face betray everything between fear (What if I run a lousy time?) and joy (OMG, this is really going to happen!).

I’m running for myself, for those who can’t run, and for the Movement Disorders Center at BIDMC (which is helping us all move better). Your donations support the Annual Fund, which helps programs like the Movement Disorders Center and other clinical research centers at BIDMC.

$7,425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Frank Wixted

     

  • Leaf

     

  • Ruskie

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dan Brutlag

     

  • Nancy Holland

     

  • Scott B. and family

     

  • Michael Josephs

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • mark salisbury

     

  • Craig Smith

     

  • Steve Leibman

     

  • Rossi and Brady

     

  • Hector Crawford & Ralph Hibbs

     

  • Jeff Sieloff

     

  • John Curcio

     

  • Janice Tedford

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Teri Demers & Adam Sniegocki

     

  • Subbiah

     

  • Cyndi Mason and Mark Dionne

     

  • Aquil H Abdullah

     

  • Mike

     

  • Arturo Ramos

     

  • Jes Scully

     

  • Jared Katz

     

  • Joan & Len Shulman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brian and Mary Riley

     

  • Linda Crawford

     

  • Bob and Carol Demers

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael O'Brien

     

  • Maureen A Flannery

     

  • David Place

     

  • Chuck Leveillee

     

  • Scott Waddell

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Darlene Harrier

     

  • Nandita Srivastava

     

  • Mickael

     

  • Anne Murphy

     

  • Ludy Shih

     

  • Boston Brewin Coffee Company

     

  • Ethan Rowe

     

  • Patrick Burek

     

  • Tejbir

     

  • Robert Krawitz

     

  • Joseph J. Crawford

     

  • Andrew San

     

  • Vincent Licenziato

     

  • Tavolo Fundraiser

     

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99% 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

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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

Tavolo Fundraiser

Tavolo Fundraiser

2 years ago

Vincent Licenziato

Vincent Licenziato

Better late than never! 2 years ago

Andrew San

Andrew San

2 years ago

Joseph J. Crawford

Joseph J. Crawford

2 years ago

Robert Krawitz

Robert Krawitz

2 years ago

Tejbir

Tejbir

Have a great run Luis! 2 years ago

Patrick Burek

Patrick Burek

2 years ago

Ethan Rowe

Ethan Rowe

2 years ago

Boston Brewin Coffee Company

Boston Brewin Coffee Company

2 years ago

Ludy Shih

Ludy Shih

2 years ago