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Boston Medical Center Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: Boston Medical Center

ORGANIZER: Boston Medical Center

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Angela Librizzi

THE STORY:

On April 17, I will run in the 121st Boston Marathon.  I am excited to be on this journey….

As many of you know, there are only two ways in which a runner can enter the Boston Marathon.  A runner can either qualify with a Boston Qualifier time, or a runner can run for a cause.  I am honored to have been selected by BlackRock to run on JP’s Team (JPs story below), Team BMC with 80 other runners from across the country.  Not only do I get the chance to run, but I also get to be part of a larger team raising funds which will make a meaningful impact for Boston Medical Center (BMC).  BMC is a private, not-for-profit academic medical center.  BMC is the busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in the region, providing exceptional care to every patient who walks through its doors. 

You might be thinking “Why are you signing up to run 26.2 miles while working full time, managing a busy household and raising two young children?” I am running for two reasons.  First, I have the opportunity to be a part of a special team at BlackRock who is committed to raising funds for an impactful organization, the Boston Medical Center.  Second, I am running for all medical and emergency professionals who devote their days and nights to helping others.  And, for the many family members and friends out there who are fighting through their own personal battles.  As most of you know, my husband, who is one of my biggest life supporters, has devoted his career to helping patients.

I was forever moved by the 2013 Boston marathon, personally witnessing the amazing strength and resilience of the Boston citizens and the quick response of the emergency staff during a time of tragedy and uncertainty.  BMC Trauma responded immediately to many patients with life-threatening injuries – all of whom survived because they were ready and it’s the kind of work they do every day.

I am selective when it comes to soliciting donations. I know each of you support many organizations that you are passionate about and support.  Running for and supporting BMC is something that I am passionate about.  Nobody should be turned away for healthcare they need.

Please join me in my race to meet my personal goal of $10,000 before I cross the finish line in April.  No contribution is too small.  All donations are tax deductible.  You will receive a tax donation letter from BMC.

I would also like to ask you to please consider a corporate match.  When entering your match, please enter “JP’s Team – Angela Librizzi” in the notes/comments box to ensure the match is allocated towards appropriately.

JP's Story:

On April 15, 2013, JP Craven, from Hingham, MA, was standing 12 feet from the first bomb, waiting for his father, Joe Craven, to cross the finish line.  His father, Joe, is a great colleague of mine.  JP was knocked unconscious, with shrapnel hitting him throughout, but especially the right side of his face.  The heat of the blast set his clothes on fire and severely damaged his right ear - and the blast permanently took away some of his hearing.  Thankfully, JP was taken to Boston Medical Center where the great doctors and nurses did amazing work that night, extracting the shrapnel which nearly pierced his skull.  After several more surgergies, he was released the following Saturday. Over the course of the year, with the support of so many - including St. Sebastian's School, the people of Hingham, and his Davidson College baseball teammates, JP recovered well and testified at the sentencing last year.  We obviously feel very fortunate.  JP's Team was formed in 2014 to support the great work of Boston Medical Center - and had 8 runners participate - including JP himself, his father and his sister, Deirdre - raising over $170,000.  So, they decided to do it again in 2015 and 2016, with many new and repeat runners.  Over the three years, JP's Team and its runners have raised over $750,000 for Boston Medical Center, the hospital that was there for JP back in 2013.

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Boston Medical Center wrote -

For the past 14 years, Boston Medical Center has proudly participated in Boston’s historic marathon, raising more than $3.8 million for the hospital. In 2016, BMC was fortunate to have 91 runners—a group of dedicated teammates, from New York to London to California, who pounded the pavement, crossed the finish line and helped raise more than $952,000. BMC is grateful to John Hancock Financial and the Boston Athletic Association for making Team BMC possible and for recognizing the unique role BMC plays in keeping Boston strong.

This year, philanthropic efforts from Team BMC will be dedicated to the hospital’s Building the New BMC campaign which will include the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department for the region. Boston Medical is the busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in the region, with more than 130,000 emergency visits and more than 2,000 trauma admissions per year.

From the privately insured to the homeless, our Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center offer outstanding care to patients from all walks of life. For many of our patients, our ER not only addresses acute medical issues, it serves as their primary care clinic where they seek treatment for everything from sore throats to sickle-cell disease. But when more severe problems arise, our Trauma Center is always prepared. In the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, BMC Trauma responded immediately to eight patients’ life-threatening injuries and cared for 28 victims in total—all of whom survived. We were ready, because as Boston’s hospital for so many of the region’s most serious trauma cases, it’s the kind of work we do every day.

Understanding that trauma does not discriminate and anyone may need our services in a moment’s time, Team BMC stands committed to ensuring Boston Medical Center remains one of the very best trauma centers in the country. By donating to Team BMC you are showing your commitment to the entire city of Boston.

Thank you for supporting Boston Medical Center in our mission to provide exceptional care, without exception!

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To This Fundraiser

$13,160

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Dunigan Family

     

  • Niles Rosen

    $500

  • Mary Rosen

    $500

  • Cozmo

    $250

  • The Koster Family

    $200

  • Uncle rich and Mira

    $100

  • Sydney, Norah and Nicholas

    $100

  • Michael Stenger

    $250

  • Lynn Patten

    $50

  • Patti Hermansen

    $50

  • Olivia and Jacob Ulm

    $50

  • Sam Librizzi

     

  • Gloria Librizzi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jeff Levine

    $100

  • Brian Kashman

    $100

  • Britt Sanchez

    $100

  • Sam and I are old college buddies. My name is Casey Wilkinson. Thanks for

    $25

  • Philip Krevoy

    $100

  • Perry Mann & Britt Sanchez

    $200

  • Todd & Kelley Sucher

    $100

  • Maria Van Warner

    $200

  • Daniel Denham

    $100

  • Arizona Partners

    $200

  • Chris Downs

     

  • Rob Ginsberg

    $100

  • Ben W

    $50

  • Jeremy McChesney

    $100

  • Brenda Kovar

    $100

  • Kristy Ives

     

  • Aaron Swerdlow

    $50

  • Thomas Mastro

     

  • Mike Willard and Brian Apple

    $25

  • Mark Natzke

    $50

  • Marie Heyer

     

  • Jeff Hawkins

    $50

  • Dennis & Janet Knutson

    $50

  • Doug Payne

    $50

  • Ralph Cimmarusti

     

  • Linda Swenson

    $100

  • Tyler Soderberg

    $25

  • Penny Froschmayer

     

  • Sarah Kitterman

     

  • John McLaughlin

    $25

  • Monica Baker

     

  • Tara Rice

    $25

  • James Froschmayer

    $50

  • Alexandra Rasmussen

    $25

  • Michael dayan

     

  • Alice Huguet

    $25

  • The DeVico Family

    $250

  • Abby Reynolds

    $100

  • Justin Thomas

     

  • Judi and David Isaacson

    $100

  • Kelly Apple

    $100

  • David Rosen

    $2,000

  • Peter

     

  • Norell Albanis

     

  • Matching Monday

     

  • Shannon Green

    $25

  • Matching gift for William Dunigan

     

  • David and Katie Smith

    $100

  • Danielle Papandrea

    $250

  • Matching Monday

     

  • Matching gift for Abigail Reynolds

     

  • Matching gift for Angela Librizzi

     

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132% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $940,052 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

JPs Team

Amount Raised

$117,130

Fundraiser Title

Boston Medical Center

Amount Raised

$66,767

 

7% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelli O'Donohue

Amount Raised

$26,433

 

120% Raised of $22,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charlotte Davis

Amount Raised

$23,400

 

130% Raised of $18,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela O'Connor

Amount Raised

$22,991

 

115% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Lukas Gaffney

Amount Raised

$22,355

 

112% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Christina Quinn

Amount Raised

$20,773

 

208% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Nancy Keener

Amount Raised

$18,799

 

125% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Matching gift for Angela Librizzi

Matching gift for Angela Librizzi

2 months ago

Matching gift for Abigail Reynolds

Matching gift for Abigail Reynolds

2 months ago

Matching Monday

Matching Monday

2 months ago

Danielle Papandrea

Danielle Papandrea

DONATION: $250

Go Angela! 2 months ago

David and Katie Smith

David and Katie Smith

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Matching gift for William Dunigan

Matching gift for William Dunigan

3 months ago

Shannon Green

Shannon Green

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Matching Monday

Matching Monday

3 months ago

Norell Albanis

Norell Albanis

3 months ago

Peter

Peter

Go all the way, Angela. 3 months ago