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Emergency Response Team 2015 at MGH

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April 17, 2015

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

AmyBeth Bourgault

THE STORY:

April 15, 2013 is a day I will never forget.  Late afternoon I get a phone call from my brother asking if I spoke to our parents and whether or not they were okay.  I turned on the TV, saw the scene at the finish line and my immediate thought was that our parents were dead.  My mother and I are both runners and it's a long time tradition to watch the Boston Marathon from the finish line.  My parents, honoring this tradition, were standing directly in front of Marathon Sports.  Hours went by before I finally heard anything.  My parents were taken from the finish line and are alive thanks to the wonderful medical staff and team.  I want to run to honor and thank everyone who took care of them.

My mother was a runner.  The unfortunate events of April 15, 2013 took all that away from her. It took her nearly 1 year to walk again unassisted and in the recent months, has tried running again. On the one year anniversary of the bombing and again throughout 2014 Boston Marathon weekend, I attended numerous events for victims and survivors.  It was an emotional, healing, inspiring experience. On the morning of the 2014 Boston Marathon, I took all I was feeling and literally ran with it.  I put on my sneakers and ran from my home in Brookline, towards Boston, past the finish line and just kept going for close to 4 hours.  I truly understand how Forrest Gump felt, "I just felt like running".  I haven't stopped running since. 

I run because my mother can't.  I run to honor all those whose livelihood was taken away from them.  I run to honor those who cared for the victims, survivors and their families.  Running the Boston Marathon will bring more closure and healing to my family and bring the joy back to an event and tradition we shared for years.  

The funds raised provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training at Mass General, efforts that benefit victims worldwide.Team runners raise money to ensure that Mass General is ready for the next disaster – man-made or natural. Marathon funds support the training and resources needed to develop a carefully, integrated response that spans multiple departments throughout the hospital.  Money raised by the Mass General Emergency Response team allows Mass General to ready at a moment’s notice. 

Thank you all for your support. 

 

$5,341

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paula McKinnon

    $20

  • Beth and Michael Bourgault

    $100

  • Bob Wakelin

    $25

  • Debbie DeLorenzo-Geary

    $20

  • Erica L.

    $20

  • Jaclyn Trop

    $20

  • Peter & Kendra Howard

    $100

  • Jo and Phil Broderick

    $25

  • Gilda Guichard

    $50

  • JH

    $50

  • Beliveau family

    $25

  • Kathy Cusack-Brasseur

    $50

  • Wolfy, Jess & David

    $52

  • Laurie Cohen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nina M

    $10

  • Gary Brewer

    $50

  • Brittany Hudson

    $20

  • Art and Maryellen Lawler

    $25

  • betty and peter macisaac

     

  • Aimee B

    $25

  • Evan Bourgault

    $50

  • FRED AND MARILYN COLE

    $25

  • Happy Birthday, Mary!

     

  • Roger Mastrorillo

    $50

  • Lars Fossel

    $50

  • jen kelly

    $38

  • Ilene

    $18

  • Jacqueline and Lyla

    $100

  • Maureen and Kerry Archer

    $20

  • John & Carol Ann

    $50

  • Wendy and John Heath

    $50

  • Team McManus

    $62

  • Joanne E. Wortman

    $100

  • Truax family

    $50

  • Kathleen Fencil

    $52

  • Levesque Family

     

  • Jen Hee

    $20

  • PD Brasseur

     

  • Ted & Ann Brasseur

    $50

  • Jose & Jen

    $100

  • Patty M.

    $25

  • Jacqui DeLorenzo

    $15

  • Nancy Clark

    $50

  • Kevin Smith

    $20

  • I love you and miss you Marie Dube Smith

     

  • Ali Perry

    $50

  • sean3d

    $100

  • MEAGHAN GEARY

    $25

  • Cassie McNulty

    $50

  • Beth, Mike and Evan

    $50

  • Happy Birthday Amy! Love, Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Matt, Tyler, and David Ambrozavitch

    $25

  • Team McManus

    $33

  • ABCDE

    $50

  • Lois Cunniff

    $20

  • Brittany Brasseur

    $25

  • M

    $25

  • OBrien

    $25

  • christopher m curtin

    $25

  • Sandie Aguilar

     

  • Liz Fay McMahon

    $25

  • susan Leiva

    $25

  • Jonathan Hanson

    $20

  • Jim Marrs

    $26

  • Frederick Miranda

    $100

  • Mike Suddath

    $50

  • Marie and Dave Fraley

    $100

  • Bill O'Neill

    $25

  • Bethel Lee

     

  • Liz & Mark

    $40

  • Laureen Westman

    $50

  • Warren, Harry, Oliver and Alice

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sarah MacIsaac

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ms. Karen Martin

    $50

  • Amy & Wally Sayed

    $25

  • Karie Allison

    $20

  • Cameron MacKenzie

    $40

  • Juli Windsor

    $20

  • WAY TO GO, AMY!!!!!! Proud of you! Linda and Bruce B.

    $50

  • rich cross

     

  • Tory Bullock

    $150

  • Mr. Antonio J. Gomes II

    $75

  • Ms. Beatrice C. Green

    $50

  • A & B Insurance Group, LLC

    $100

  • Dr. and Mrs. Joel Moses

    $400

  • Medfield Children's Center, Inc.

    $1,000

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107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $339,499 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$48,880

Fundraiser Title

Tom Mason

Amount Raised

$26,720

 

153% Raised of $17,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carl Marino

Amount Raised

$20,151

 

202% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Frank Miethe

Amount Raised

$11,755

 

157% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Devon MacKinnon

Amount Raised

$11,179

 

149% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Durkin

Amount Raised

$10,230

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela Marquez

Amount Raised

$10,058

 

126% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracey McGee

Amount Raised

$9,934

 

124% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Medfield Children's Center, Inc.

Medfield Children's Center, Inc.

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Dr. and Mrs. Joel Moses

Dr. and Mrs. Joel Moses

DONATION: $400

4 years ago

A & B Insurance Group, LLC

A & B Insurance Group, LLC

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Ms. Beatrice C. Green

Ms. Beatrice C. Green

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mr. Antonio J. Gomes II

Mr. Antonio J. Gomes II

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Tory Bullock

Tory Bullock

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

rich cross

rich cross

4 years ago

WAY TO GO,  AMY!!!!!! Proud of you! Linda and Bruce B.

WAY TO GO, AMY!!!!!! Proud of you! Linda and Bruce B.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Juli Windsor

Juli Windsor

DONATION: $20

So proud of you AmyBeth! Can't wait to see you cross the finish line tomorrow. 4 years ago

Cameron MacKenzie

Cameron MacKenzie

DONATION: $40

AmyBeth - We've never met, but I was one of the original Maries Children band members. I had planned on coming to see them at the benefit show, since it's been some time that I've seen them, and to give you a donation for your great cause, but my plans were changed beyond my control. I greatly admire your kind heart and character and think you're doing a truly wonderful thing. I'm donating in honor of your parents, in honor of the memory of Kevin's mother, and the memory of my father. God Bless!! 4 years ago