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Tynan Friend's Fundraiser:

BWH Marathon Program - The Stepping Strong 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

Tynan Friend

THE STORY:

I have committed to running the Boston Marathon this spring on behalf of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund. This is the foundation established by family-acquantainces Audrey and Steven Reny, parents of Gillian Reny, a 2013 graduate of BB&N and victim of the marathon bombings. Gillian was standing with her parents at the finish line waiting for her sister to finish when the bombs went off. Her parents were treated for minor injuries, but Gillian remained in the hospital for months, alive, but seriously injured. Doctors were shockingly able to save both of her legs after the many initial diagnoses of amputation, and today, as you may know, Gillian is a proud and active member of the UPenn community.

Running is a huge passion of mine, and I can’t think of a better way to cap off my senior year (and perhaps my last year in Boston) by running the race I’ve watched for the past seventeen years.

I have committed to raising $10,000 for the Stepping Strong Fund at BWH. Marathon wise, this is a rare and typically unattainable goal. But this is exactly why I’ve set this goal: to challenge myself physically and emotionally to raise the most money I can while pushing my body to the breaking point. I hope that the reward of crossing the finish line knowing that I’ve put $10k towards limb reconstruction and trauma healing innovation is as great is it can be. Yes, this is a charity cause, but to me, it’s more important. My goal of running this marathon is to prove to myself that through activism (and sweat and vomit and pain), substantial funds can be raised and substantial change can happen.

I thank you in advance for your support and I hope to see you somewhere along the 26.2 on April 20th, 2015. 

--Tynan Friend

 

From our parent 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.

$12,933

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alec Gustafson

    $25

  • Chicago Friends

    $100

  • Walter & Marina Bornhorst

     

  • Thomas Karol

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • The Fusco Family

    $50

  • The Fisher Family

    $1,000

  • The Scanlan Family

     

  • The Agarwal Family

     

  • Gillian Reny

    $50

  • Katherine Harris

    $100

  • Antoinette

    $10

  • Scott & Leslie

     

  • Sophie DiPetrillo

    $20

  • Annabel Smith

    $20

  • The Levy family

     

  • Libby Smith

    $25

  • Cindy & AJ Janower

    $360

  • The Stichter Family

    $200

  • Caryn and King Harris

    $200

  • John & Susan Simon

    $500

  • Glass Family

     

  • Pam and Joe

    $100

  • Joel, Randi, Mallory & Sammi

     

  • Joseph Szokol

    $100

  • Jeff Bussgang

    $100

  • The Dallas Green's

     

  • Tim & Tricia Blank

     

  • Gayane & Tom Ebling

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Aunt Toni and Uncle Ron

    $100

  • Graeme & Meredith Grant

    $500

  • The Tinagero Family

     

  • The Lavoie Family

    $100

  • The Englert Family

     

  • Wes Williams

     

  • Louise Makrauer

    $50

  • Shannon and Drew Hayden

    $260

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Marcia Head, Caroline and Jessie Scheer

    $200

  • The Page/ Murphy Family

     

  • Kendall Family

     

  • Diane Piscatelli

    $75

  • Thurston Towle

     

  • Brad Smith

    $100

  • Michelle Zhang

    $25

  • Barry Lyons

    $36

  • Ken and Leslie Pucker

    $200

  • The Chung Family

    $1,000

  • The Flaumenhaft Family

     

  • The Auclair Family

    $250

  • Dahl Family

     

  • Christina Stellwagen

    $26.20

  • Pablo Briger

    $100

  • Kathleen Pietroniro-Roy

    $100

  • Gould Family

    $100

  • The Shachoy Family

    $500

  • Tynan Friend

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mason/Cohen Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christina, Tim and Kaitlyn Cohen

    $250

  • Jillian Sun

     

  • Licht

    $20

  • Lenore Shannon and Eric Gustafson

    $50

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129% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $969,799 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Audrey 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

Lenore Shannon and Eric Gustafson

Lenore Shannon and Eric Gustafson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Licht

Licht

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jillian Sun

Jillian Sun

2 years ago

Christina, Tim and Kaitlyn Cohen

Christina, Tim and Kaitlyn Cohen

DONATION: $250

Great job Tynan! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Mason/Cohen Family

Mason/Cohen Family

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tynan Friend

Tynan Friend

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Shachoy Family

The Shachoy Family

DONATION: $500

Go Tynan! 2 years ago

Gould Family

Gould Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago