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BWH Marathon Program - Brigham Women's Hospital Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

John East

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

After 25 years of cheering for Boston Marathon Runners alongside my family and friends, it’s finally my turn to join them. Over the first four months of 2015, I will be training for my first ever Boston Marathon. I’m honored to have the chance to run with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) team, and to help fundraise for the transformational work they do across all disciplines and specialties at their hospital. They have one goal - make life-giving breakthroughs happen, and I’m looking forward to helping them reach this goal.

Everyone has different connections to the Boston Marathon: friends who have run it before, stories of hard work and incredible levels of personal accomplishment, the knowledge of how much good can be done with the money raised, and memories of Marathon Mondays past.

I’m running for BWH because I’ve lost loved ones to cancer and have others who are bravely fighting that battle today. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is taking a front seat and helping people in their battles against cancer and beyond. 

The Boston Marathon was one of my Nana, Mary East’s, favorite sporting events each year, and every year she was with her family and friends in Wellesley rooting for the runners. Some of my best memories of the Boston Marathon involve her with that cowbell ringing for hours. She passed away after a battle with colon cancer. The toughest part of this marathon for me may not be running 26.2 miles, but running by her spot in Wellesley, across from the police station, knowing she isn’t there cheering me on, but I know she will be with me the whole way.

Two of the people I am closest to in my life are also currently fighting a battle against cancer. One is my mentor and role model who was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer recently. He is the most influential person in my life when it comes to my professional career and personal development, and while I may not be able to give him in return all that he has given me, I hope to inspire him and others by raising awareness for early lung cancer screenings, a successful fundraiser, strong training season, and a great Marathon run.

Your support means so much to me and the families that BWH will touch! Every little bit helps, and no amount is too small. You all will be in my thoughts while I train and most certainly on April 20th as I make my way to Boylston Street to the finish line. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!

See you along the way on April 20th, 2015!

John

$8,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lou

    $25

  • Kim Lepine Keeling

    $25

  • The Campfield's

    $25

  • The Steffens

    $100

  • Tyler Archer

    $25

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Abby Archer

    $20

  • Edward Ludwigson

    $100

  • Brian West

    $100

  • Rachel & Kevin Vaillancourt

    $50

  • Tiffany Willson (Chillemi)

    $20

  • Mark Crowley

    $100

  • Sarah Solomon

    $25

  • Kaitlyn & JoFo

    $100

  • Scott

    $25

  • Molly

    $25

  • Bella

    $25

  • Mark Domaracki

     

  • Brendan Pozsgai

    $25

  • Annette

    $25

  • Jamie

    $50

  • Carl and Eva

    $50

  • Katelyn B

    $40

  • Steve Bussberg

    $100

  • Mandy

    $25

  • Gabrielle Pineau

     

  • Daniel McKeon

    $50

  • Guy Dabney

    $50

  • Billy Nickerson

    $60

  • Max Walker

     

  • Jen Sutherland

     

  • Michael Cusick

     

  • Deb

    $50

  • Monica

    $50

  • Stacey Kokoros

    $75

  • Mike Y

    $25

  • Steve Summers

    $100

  • Birdman

    $75

  • The NY Yankees

    $25

  • Steven Nardiello

    $50

  • Ken Stafford

    $25

  • McKeon Family

    $100

  • Mark Day

    $100

  • Neil & Julie

    $100

  • Mike Edwards

    $200

  • Brian Lissner

    $25

  • JB

    $125

  • Mike T

    $50

  • Rich Muoio

    $50

  • Scott Barron

    $25

  • Dan & Paula Baker

    $250

  • BT

    $25

  • Kevin Cole

     

  • Kate Alexander

    $25

  • Tinesha Love

    $25

  • Christina Habershaw

    $20

  • Tim & Gladys Pozsgai

    $100

  • Melissa Shore

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Matthew Leitao

     

  • Manny and Gloria

    $25

  • Sarah Cady

    $50

  • Erin & Rick Bibber

    $100

  • Barbara Browne

     

  • Sita

    $25

  • Boomer

    $50

  • Cait

    $85

  • Regis Mulot

    $50

  • Jon Davies

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rachel Lawrence

    $20

  • Shannon Lane

    $25

  • Greg Wood

    $20

  • Tim Wikert and Julie Burdan

    $20

  • Super Bowl Squares

    $200

  • Tripadvisor Matching Gift Program

    $25

  • Alyssa Hawkes

    $40

  • Staples

    $3,000

  • Bill and Chris Foley

    $50

  • Andrew Seto

    $100

  • Rich Coleman

    $25

  • Mike King

    $25

  • Cards for BWH & John

    $270

  • Steve & Gale Dias

    $50

  • Kelly Walker

    $25

  • Estelle Mense

    $50

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108% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $969,799 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Audrey and Steven Reny

Amount Raised

$251,580

Fundraiser Title

Sally McNagny

Amount Raised

$30,563

 

76% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

-Stepping Strong Marathon Team

Amount Raised

$27,575

Fundraiser Title

WinPorter McKennaBuchanan

Amount Raised

$25,324

Fundraiser Title

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amount Raised

$18,041

Fundraiser Title

Leeds Pierce

Amount Raised

$15,320

 

306% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Carty

Amount Raised

$14,669

 

196% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barlow Keener

Amount Raised

$13,464

 

180% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Estelle Mense

Estelle Mense

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kelly Walker

Kelly Walker

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Steve & Gale Dias

Steve & Gale Dias

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Cards for BWH & John

Cards for BWH & John

DONATION: $270

Run like the wind John! 3 years ago

Mike King

Mike King

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Rich Coleman

Rich Coleman

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Andrew Seto

Andrew Seto

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Bill and Chris Foley

Bill and Chris Foley

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Staples

Staples

DONATION: $3,000

3 years ago

Alyssa Hawkes

Alyssa Hawkes

DONATION: $40

RUN JOHN RUN 3 years ago