BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page! I am so excited to have the chance to run this year's marathon in support of BWH!! I wholeheartedly support BWH because, first of all, they make nice babies there. How many of the favorite little people in your life took their first breaths at the Brigham? Seth did! I bet there are even more than you can count. And part of the money from this marathon campaign goes to support Newborn Medicine which will help even more little people in the years to come.
The BWH "Life.Giving.Breakthroughs." campaign also supports new research for cures for diabetes, Alzheimer's, ALS, Parkinson's,MS, depression and cancer. How many of the favorite big people in your life have been affected by one of these diseases? Again, I bet there are more than you can count. So I am running for all of these people as well. I'm running in honor of my dad, who has spent his entire professional career working to treat diabetes, and who is a melanoma survivor (go Dad!). I'm running for Phyllis Morgenthaler, who fought ALS with her amazing sense of humor. For my Papa, one of the smartest and kindest people I ever met, who had Alzheimer's. For Robin Williams, a literal comic genius whose brain was so altered by complications of Parkinson's that he couldn't stay here anymore. And finally, I'm running in honor of every one of my friends/family members who have fought cancer and WON, as well as those still fighting. If you guys want your names up here, just let me know!
In fact, if you make a donation of $75 or more to my fundraising campaign, I will proudly wear your honoree's name somewhere on my shirt on Marathon Monday, so everyone can see for whom I'm running. When they cheer for me, they will be cheering for them too! So let's do this, people!!!!