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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

Laura Mark

THE STORY:

 

Some of you may remember me boldly proclaiming that my first marathon would also be my last. But once I had eaten my weight in carbs and was able to walk up and down stairs again, I began to think about my next 26.2 miles. I couldn't ask for a better opportunity than to run for Brigham and Women's Hospital in the 2015 Boston Marathon.

As I've progressed in the Master of Public Health and Physician Associate Program at Yale, I've become so much more aware of the immense challenges facing our health care system. Yet in the midst of such challenges are groups of people working with dedication and compassion to promote the privilege that is health.

To everyone who has helped me get to where I am today, I can't express my gratitude adequately. In a few years, I hope to be among those dedicating their lives to serving others through the promotion of health. But until I pass approximately 239,088 more exams, I'm excited to support Brigham and Women's Hospital in their efforts by using my (very tired) legs. Running is when I feel strongest, most empowered, and most at peace with the world. If not for the amazing access to and provision of healthcare with which I've been blessed, that wouldn't be possible.

After I contracted malaria, training for my first marathon was so critical in my physical and mental recovery. In a few months, I'll run again with hope that I can help others in their personal recoveries at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Thank you so much for any and all support you're able to offer, whether it is through donations, prayers, good thoughts, or accompaniment on a run. XOXO!

 

About Brigham and Women's Marathon Team:

"A proud partner with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is excited to present two exceptional Boston Marathon teams this year: our core BWH Marathon Team, which supports life-giving breakthroughs across all disciplines and disease areas at the hospital; and the Stepping Strong Marathon Team, initiated by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, which fuels innovative research and clinical programs in trauma healing and limb reconstruction at BWH. Since 1998, our BWH Marathon Team has raised more than $6.6 million to support world-class patient-centered care, groundbreaking research, community programs, and education for the next generation of healthcare leaders. Thank you for supporting this transformational work."

 

$7,670

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cassie

     

  • Preethi

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • MOM and BRAIN

    $500

  • Emily

     

  • The Ochowski Family

    $50

  • Danielle Gar Bahge

     

  • Susan

    $25

  • DiCastri Family

    $50

  • Kristyn

    $20

  • Khaled

    $50

  • Lia

    $25

  • David and Sarah

    $200

  • Betty Rahlf

    $20

  • Julia Fiul

    $50

  • Sending Love from AZ!

    $100

  • Karen and Tim Bleach

    $100

  • Christopher Gwinn

    $100

  • John Desing

    $50

  • James Kuehn

    $25

  • James Kuehn

    $25

  • Andare Sports

    $25

  • Meghan Gwinn

    $25

  • Aunt C :)

    $260

  • Linda

    $25

  • Jonathan Borak

    $25

  • Marybeth Jacobson and Ted Strupp

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sheryl & Peter Bloch

    $36

  • Lottes Family

    $200

  • Marian Gedemer

    $200

  • Laverne Horton

    $100

  • Keith

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Idene Attaran

    $50

  • Idene Attaran

    $50

  • Mr. Sebastian

    $100

  • Moni

    $100

  • Daniel and Susan Horton

    $1,500

  • Mark and Michele Federle

    $262

  • Tim Lewis

     

  • Sammy Greissman

    $30

  • Michael

    $10

  • Kathy Doan

    $10

  • A running buddy :)

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Campbell family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Randy Mark

    $500

  • Ceren

    $10

  • Tom Mark, Abby & Misty

    $250

  • Mayur Desai

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laura Mark

    $150

  • Tom, Molly, and Luke Horton

    $100

  • Doug

    $25

  • The Garvin Family

    $150

  • HD

     

  • Maura Falk

    $20

  • Milford beach squad

    $100

  • Cara

    $10

  • Katy St.Peter

    $20

  • Michael Lovell

    $100

  • Michelle G.

     

  • The Walton Family

    $20

  • Susan

    $10

  • Melody

    $15

  • David Gaillardetz

    $50

  • Girish

    $15

  • Meg Talewsky

    $25

  • Mary Ann and Mark McLennon

    $100

  • Lisa Cathelyn

    $25

  • Mike Perrin

    $21

  • George Mark

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Karen A Cathelryn

    $50

  • Natalie Hernandez

    $10

  • Gatita

    $25

  • Corey

    $25

  • Alex Montano

    $10

  • Malaria Pal

     

  • Karen & Jeff Knoll

    $100

  • Mike Garcia

    $10

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102% 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

Mike Garcia

Mike Garcia

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Karen & Jeff Knoll

Karen & Jeff Knoll

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Malaria Pal

Malaria Pal

3 years ago

Alex Montano

Alex Montano

DONATION: $10

Happy Birthday! Kick some marathon butt :) 3 years ago

Corey

Corey

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Gatita

Gatita

DONATION: $25

Te quiero, querida Laurita. Mucho ánimo en tu entrenamiento, que sigas con muchas ganas. Te deseo un cumple muy feliz mañana. Un fuerte abrazo <3 Gatita 3 years ago

Natalie Hernandez

Natalie Hernandez

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Karen A Cathelryn

Karen A Cathelryn

DONATION: $50

In honor of the Marquette Casa program. 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

George Mark

George Mark

DONATION: $100

3 years ago