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Alexandra Dowling's Fundraiser:

MGH Emergency Response Fund Team

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Alexandra Dowling

THE STORY:

This year, I am running my first marathon for raise money for the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Response Fund.  As a resident of Boston, I have never felt greater pride at the reaction of our city.  Strangers risking their lives for others, people welcoming dazed and confused runners into their homes, emergency relief workers rushing to the scene, not because they were working, but because it was the right thing to do.  Boston sprung into action and I knew that very day, that I wanted to do something to contribute and celebrate the people of Boston.

MGH received 40 entries into the 2014 Boston Marathon in recognition of their Staff’s work following the events of 2013.  The hospital’s response is nothing short of heroic.  Dozens of badly wounded patents and families were rushed to the hospital, the hospital itself was put on lockdown with bomb threats and yet the hospital workers refused to go home as more showed up, unscheduled, to help.

The fund I am running for provides social services for victims and families of disasters, as well as emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training.  Please help me in supporting this hospital and its cause.

On a more personal note, I had surgery at Mass General 12 months ago to remove a tumor the size of a grapefruit from my ovary.  My ovary was saved due to the skill (I was treated by the best surgeon in the country for this type of tumor) and dedication of this hospital.  When I was finally cleared to take a run, six weeks after the surgery, I cried for the entire first mile as I realized how much strength I had lost and also how impressive the human body is.  It is a personal triumph for me to have run 17 miles last weekend and look forward to running 18 this weekend.

Please consider supporting me and the MGH Emergency Response Fund on April 21st.

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -

Thanks to the Boston Athletic Association, Massachusetts General Hospital received 40 entries into the 2014 Boston Marathon in recognition of our staff’s work following the tragic events at the 2013 marathon.

Mass General is honored to have contributed to the healing of the victims of the marathon bombings, their families and our community. We remain extremely proud of the compassion, diligence and professionalism our exceptional caregivers demonstrated.

The enormity of the marathon bombing tested their skills and resilience. The future of dozens of badly wounded patients and their traumatized families were in their hands. Moreover, this attack occurred at one of Boston’s most storied events. The caregivers themselves were shaken. Some struggled to save lives that afternoon fearing that the next patient who came through the doors might be someone they knew.

Of the 39 victims treated at Mass General, the most gravely wounded suffered from traumatic amputations, severe blood loss and third-degree burns.

In the tragedy’s wake, we began to raise funds to support the MGH Emergency Response Fund. It provides social services for victims and families of disasters, as well as emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training.

$10,962

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jen, Nick, Quincy & Kylie Dowling

    $500

  • El Gringo

     

  • Hamiltons

    $50

  • Alex & Babs

    $100

  • Celeste Day

    $50

  • E. Amo

    $200

  • Ned Salter

     

  • Zakia

    $25

  • Mina Zardkoohi

    $100

  • Taylor Clarke

    $100

  • The Pierce Family

    $500

  • CharleyA

    $50

  • Alyssa Friedman

    $75

  • Tripp Callan

    $100

  • Lisa, Omar, & AVA!

    $50

  • ulana

    $50

  • Ssanyu Birigwa

     

  • Camilla gallacher

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Edward Amorosi

    $100

  • Marianna Spantopanagos

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Frank Stephens

    $100

  • Leah Temple

    $40

  • Jess Meyer

    $100

  • Michael Aaron McKenna Miller

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bethany Caruso

     

  • Hicks Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Watermans

    $25

  • Sheila Lopez

    $50

  • Joe, Diana, Izzy, Brian, Miles, Joseph Dowling

    $500

  • Jonathan Slawsby

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Fiona Benenson

    $50

  • Andrew Grant

    $150

  • Alex Kumin

    $100

  • Andrew & Laura Pappas

    $100

  • Joseph L. and Sarah T. Dowling

    $100

  • Sophie and Charles Dowling

    $250

  • Julie Gordon

    $100

  • The future Mrs. Kelly Russell Potts

    $100

  • McAllister

    $50

  • Nicholas Coblence

    $50

  • Roni & Lo

    $40

  • Josh wald

     

  • The Epstein/Keravuoris

    $100

  • Sarah Sapirstein

     

  • Matt Brand

    $100

  • Alissa Napoleone

     

  • Maya

    $50

  • Eileen,Mark&Paige;

    $200

  • Deb Dowling

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gabe Lopez

    $50

  • Amanda Ackerman

    $100

  • Beth & Tod Hynes

    $100

  • The Hayden Family

    $260

  • Neil Munro

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hynes, Jr.

    $260

  • Nia Jephson

    $50

  • Torrance Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Jana Blankenship

    $50

  • Leeds Pierce

    $20

  • betsy hershey

     

  • DeterMcBizness

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Charlotte Porter

    $25

  • The Waterman Family

    $100

  • Tappan Heher

    $25

  • B

    $50

  • Dreux

     

  • Colin Nanka

    $100

  • Anne Stevenson

    $50

  • Rosemary Soscia and Emily O'Keefe

    $50

  • Lisa Kenyan

    $50

  • Anonymous Donor

    $2,850

  • The Reny Family

    $262

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The Team: $319,511 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Helm

Amount Raised

$22,700

 

227% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Yelle

Amount Raised

$15,532

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Sarno

Amount Raised

$15,052

 

301% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle and Jenny Pirro

Amount Raised

$13,768

 

138% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Jackson

Amount Raised

$12,637

 

158% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Sweeney

Amount Raised

$11,900

 

159% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

JOANNE POMODORO

Amount Raised

$11,541

Fundraiser Title

Dee Dee Chen

Amount Raised

$11,325

 

151% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

The Reny Family

The Reny Family

DONATION: $262

GREAT RUN ALEX! So proud of you! xo The Renys 5 years ago

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Donor

DONATION: $2,850

5 years ago

Lisa Kenyan

Lisa Kenyan

DONATION: $50

go alex! 5 years ago

Rosemary Soscia and Emily O'Keefe

Rosemary Soscia and Emily O'Keefe

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anne Stevenson

Anne Stevenson

DONATION: $50

Jeff Stevenson, who used to love to run the Boston Marathon 5 years ago

Colin Nanka

Colin Nanka

DONATION: $100

Have an amazing run. Very proud of you. 5 years ago

Dreux

Dreux

5 years ago

B

B

DONATION: $50

All the best, what a wonderful cause to be helping and I'm sure it's well appreciated! Good luck!! 5 years ago

Tappan Heher

Tappan Heher

DONATION: $25

Go Alex! 5 years ago

The Waterman Family

The Waterman Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago