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Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic Runs the TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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November 08, 2016

Hi everyone, I wanted to thank you all again for your donations to the Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic, together our New York City Marathon  See more
Jim Naughton

THE STORY:

I am running the New York City Marathon on November 6 to raise money for the Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic. Anne is my late, former sister-in law. She worked throughout her career to provide medical care for people who otherwise would not have had access to it--first as a community health worker, and then as a doctor. Anne died three years ago of ovarian cancer, and the clinic is among her legacies. 

Though Anne's sister, Liz, and I are no longer married, we remain close friends, and I still think of Anne and her widow Jill's daughter, Holly, as my niece. The clinic has become a family cause, and my sons, Ben and Chris, typically ask people to contribute to its support rather than giving them birthday and Christmas presents. 

Ben is also running this year's marathon to raise money for the clinic. I'd say we were running it together, but he's at least 90 minutes faster than me, so that wouldn't be quite accurate.

The clinic deserves your support. Founded in 2006, it is a student-run, physician-supervised free primary-care clinic for adults without insurance. In ten years, it has grown to include a full-fledged nursing student volunteer program, HIV/HCV counseling and testing, STI testing, physical therapy and psychiatry, specialty referrals, and free prescriptions on many common medications. 

In this remembrance, Dr. David Marcus, who was one of the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine students who founded the clinic, explains Anne's role in launching this important initiative: 

"We kind of knew what we wanted to do," he writes, "but we didn’t have a plan. We also knew that students couldn’t open a clinic alone. A physician and faculty champion was needed. Asking around, it became obvious that Anne was exactly the person for us. She had a reputation for caring deeply about her patients (imagine that) and for being a passionate advocate for universal access to health care.  As her obituary said, she was a 'life-long advocate for justice.' 

"No other names even came up. Downstate is a large medical school that is part of an even larger inner city medical center.  But still, every single person we asked – medical students, faculty, and administration – referred us to Dr. Anne Kastor."

I hope you will me, Ben and the rest of the team with a contribution that will help to keep Anne's legacy alive. 

$3,705

MONEY RAISED
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  • Laurie Goodstein

     

  • Mary Wright Baylor

     

  • Kathleen Moore

     

  • Richard Moore

     

  • Joe Moran

    $50

  • Don Watson

    $25

  • Mary Ellen Keating

    $250

  • Anne Brown

     

  • Maureen Mazzola

     

  • The Doctors Millmoss

     

  • Trefor Williams

    $50

  • Karen Goldberg

     

  • Gerda Newbold

    $100

  • Tom, Jill and Skyler Coffey

    $25

  • Jackie Cameron

    $25

  • Mark and Julie Sakowski

    $50

  • Melodie Woerman

    $50

  • Linda Dahl-Vogl

    $50

  • Deb & Sylvia

    $50

  • Sara Harvey

    $50

  • The Kearns Crew

     

  • Mariann Budde

    $100

  • The Policanos

     

  • Rick Cluett

    $100

  • Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

    $50

  • Tom and Beth

    $50

  • JJ and Alyssa

    $50

  • Susanne Watson Epting

    $100

  • Mary W.

    $100

  • Tova Perlmutter

    $100

  • Susie Daivs

    $25

  • Jacqui and Tim Wendel

    $50

  • Claudia Hutton

    $25

  • Tim, Naomi, and The Boys

    $25

  • Bruce & Crystal Plummer

     

  • Kevin Haynes

    $25

  • Bill K.

    $50

  • Greg Lebel

    $25

  • Tim Boggs

    $100

  • Kyle Oliver

    $25

  • Sean Rowe

    $100

  • Mae and John Kastor

     

  • Nancy Naughton

    $50

  • Casey Burke

    $100

  • Devon Anderson

    $50

  • Carol McCormick Semple

    $50

  • Wendy Epstein

    $50

  • Ruth Meyers

     

  • Tess Kearns

     

  • Mom & Dad

    $50

  • Rebecca Wilson

    $140

  • Patrick Delahunt

    $25

  • David Gross

    $50

  • Kent Marcoux

    $25

  • Barnet Sherman

     

  • Theresa

    $25

  • Sam Candler

     

  • Ruth Frey

     

  • John and Carolyn Chilton

    $30

  • Ann Fontaine

    $25

  • A fan of BA Communications

     

  • Jon White

    $25

  • Arnie Wolsky

    $25

  • Bill Blattner

    $100

  • Walecia KOnrad

    $25

  • Dora Mbuwayesango

    $25

  • Paul Cooney

    $100

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124% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $21,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Michael Levine

Amount Raised

$6,385

 

128% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Ben Naughton

Amount Raised

$3,770

Fundraiser Title

Jim Naughton

Amount Raised

$3,705

 

124% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gina Cheng

Amount Raised

$3,348

Fundraiser Title

Katie Lee

Amount Raised

$2,691

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THE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT BROOKL...

Amount Raised

$1,636

 

13% Raised of$12,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Paul Cooney

Paul Cooney

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Dora Mbuwayesango

Dora Mbuwayesango

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Walecia KOnrad

Walecia KOnrad

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Bill Blattner

Bill Blattner

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Arnie Wolsky

Arnie Wolsky

DONATION: $25

Great success, a great race, and a worthy cause. 3 years ago

Jon White

Jon White

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

A fan of BA Communications

A fan of BA Communications

3 years ago

Ann Fontaine

Ann Fontaine

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

John and Carolyn Chilton

John and Carolyn Chilton

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Ruth Frey

Ruth Frey

3 years ago