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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 O'Connor

THE STORY:

Friends and Colleagues,

On April 17, I will run in the 121st Boston Marathon.  For runners, the Boston Marathon is the “super bowl” of running.  As most of you know, I’ve been an avid runner for the past 16 years. 

You might be thinking “Why am I signing up to run 26.2 miles and the commitment that goes into proper training given my current workload – managing a busy household, raising four young children, volunteering and working full time?”  I am running for two reasons.  First, Boston has been a dream of mine ever since I started running.  Secondly, I have the inspiring opportunity to raise funds for the Boston Medical Center (BMC).

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 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 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. 

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.  Running for and supporting BMC is something that I have great passion for.  Nobody should be turned away for healthcare they need.

Please join me in my race to meet my personal goal of $17,500 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 O’Connor” in the notes/comments box to ensure the match is allocated towards appropriately.

Thank you for your support!

Angela

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

$22,991

MONEY RAISED
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  • Natalie O'Connor

    $25

  • Shannon Seeberan

     

  • Christina and Doug Tudor

    $100

  • Anthony & Antonia Giglio

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • D-Man

    $100

  • The Veit Family

     

  • Schmidt Family

     

  • The Archard Family

    $250

  • Danielle Simon

     

  • HARRY MILLING

    $100

  • Heather Pelant

    $100

  • Keane Family

    $100

  • Patricia and Angelos Dassios Family

    $100

  • Matching gift for Robert Fischbach

     

  • Markey

    $500

  • Kathy Wright

    $100

  • Anne Brooks

     

  • Hyun-Joo Laws

    $50

  • Hyun-Joo Laws

    $50

  • Steve St.John

    $250

  • Lim Family

    $50

  • Rose Eldemir

    $100

  • Lindsey Leggett

     

  • Wilbur Family

    $100

  • Eric and Susan Braithwaite

    $100

  • Shanon and Chris Smith

    $50

  • The Dunigan Family

     

  • Tony & Susan Kelly

     

  • The Ballard Family

     

  • Sarah Kjellberg

     

  • Joanna Bruso

    $100

  • Von Topoian

    $200

  • Karen Goldman

    $25

  • Emily Kenner

     

  • Melissa Klish

     

  • Samantha Yalof

    $25

  • The Braswell Family - Pennington, NJ

    $50

  • Basecamp Fitness

    $3,960

  • Matching gift for Susan Bertash

     

  • Matching gift for Stephen Witthuhn

     

  • Matching gift for Alissa Eisenberg

     

  • Matching gift for Donna Antinori

     

  • Matching gift for Robert Whitener

     

  • Matching gift for Jared Murphy

     

  • Matching gift for Mike Golisano

     

  • Matching gift for Christopher Martine

     

  • Libby Selna

    $50

  • Benjamin Cunningham

     

  • Robb Falaguerra

    $100

  • Walsh Family

    $100

  • Jen Mahan

    $25

  • The Villaverde Family

    $25

  • Kelly DeLisa

     

  • The Callahan Family

    $25

  • GARY PLUMMER

    $250

  • Jill Borges

     

  • The Yanocha's

     

  • Debbie and Matt cCrisp

    $50

  • Jane Leung

    $25

  • Adam Mizock

     

  • Enright Family

    $100

  • Sean Gersch

     

  • Kristen Binkley

     

  • Katrina and Craig Reynolds

    $50

  • Michael Fontaine

     

  • Matching gift for Michael Fontaine

     

  • Matching gift for Anne Brooks

     

  • Matching gift for William Dunigan

     

  • Matching gift for Melissa Klish

     

  • Matching gift for Lindsey Leggett

     

  • Matching gift for Deanna Lim

     

  • Matching gift for Dennis Markey

     

  • Matching gift for Ravi Shah

     

  • Matching gift for Stephen St. John

     

  • Matching gift for Eric Braithwaite

     

  • Sol Gym

    $250

  • LJ

    $500

  • Patrick O'Connor

    $400

  • Matching Monday

     

  • the parker family

    $100

  • Tatiana Tahminjian

    $25

  • Jon Wetzel

    $50

  • Mark(Boston 2007) and Anne Goyette

    $50

  • Renee & Thomas Fitzpatrick

    $50

  • Matching gift for Michael Fontaine

     

  • Matching Monday

     

  • Kendall Family

    $50

  • Tony and Carolyn Lorber

    $100

  • Dioli Family

     

  • Matching Monday

     

  • The Oliven family

    $100

  • Cameron Hume

     

  • Eric and Cris Mendell

    $200

  • Jen Maravillas

    $250

  • Matching gift for Adam Mizock

     

  • Matching gift for Kelly Delisa

     

  • Matching gift for Robert Fischbach

     

  • Matching gift for Jill Borges

     

  • Matching gift for Karen Goldman

     

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115% Raised of $20,000 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

Fundraiser Title

Lukas Gaffney

Amount Raised

$22,355

 

112% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christina Quinn

Amount Raised

$20,773

 

208% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Keener

Amount Raised

$18,799

 

125% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Matching gift for Karen Goldman

Matching gift for Karen Goldman

2 months ago

Matching gift for Jill Borges

Matching gift for Jill Borges

2 months ago

Matching gift for Robert Fischbach

Matching gift for Robert Fischbach

2 months ago

Matching gift for Kelly Delisa

Matching gift for Kelly Delisa

2 months ago

Matching gift for Adam Mizock

Matching gift for Adam Mizock

2 months ago

Jen Maravillas

Jen Maravillas

DONATION: $250

Stella & Dot Stylist 2 months ago

Eric and Cris Mendell

Eric and Cris Mendell

DONATION: $200

Go get 'em! 2 months ago

Cameron Hume

Cameron Hume

2 months ago

The Oliven family

The Oliven family

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Matching Monday

Matching Monday

2 months ago