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Gwendolyn's Boston Marathon Fundraiser

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THE STORY:

After qualifying for the Boston Marathon this fall with a time of 3:39:49, I decided to run the marathon with Team Deloitte to raise money for Brigham and Women's Hospital.

I am running to raise financial support for community health programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital, such as the Center for Community Health and Health Equity.

The goals of the Center for Community Health and Health Equity center around the concept of health equity, the idea that everyone should have access to effective, quality healthcare, regardless of one’s race, gender or socioeconomic status. When communities become healthier, the results can be far-reaching. Children do better in school, crime drops, and people feel more civic responsibility and civic pride.

In Boston’s neighborhoods today, there exist dramatic differences in the distribution of health services that have a shocking effect on health. Tristan Thomas knows these differences first hand.

Tristan was pregnant and scared when she first arrived at the Mattapan Community Health Center and met her case manager, Beverly Jones, OE. Through the Perinatal Case Manager Prorgam, Tristan was able to overcome her drug problems and keep her son, Tahkeel. “Without these programs, I don’t know where I would have been,” Thomas says.

$350 pays for a wig for a woman with breast cancer
$450 buys a compression sleeve and gauntlet for a woman with breast cancer
$1,200 covers one year of comprehensive assistance through the CHAT Program (Connecting Hope, Assistant, and Treatment Program) for a woman with breast cancer
$2,500 provides one year of support groups and educational materials for survivors of domestic violence
$3,000 covers one year of weekly tutoring for 15 teens participating in the Student Success Jobs Program
$5,000 provides back-to-school clothing for approximately 100 children whose mothers are victims of domestic violence
$7,500 supports Passageway's emergency fund for one year, supplying domestic violence victims and families with food, clothing, and services to help get them back on track
$15,000 pays for school-year internships for five teens in the Student Success Jobs Program
$20,000 pays for summer internships for fifteen teens in the Student Success Jobs Program
$40,000 covers one year of advocacy for domestic violence victims and survivors at one community health site affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital

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