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Maureen Carrigan's Fundraiser:

MGH Emergency Response Team Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Maureen Carrigan

THE STORY:

I moved to Boston from New Orleans in 1994 not knowing anyone and without a job. It was the scariest and best thing I could have done for myself.  Although I considered myself alone and "finding my way" in a new city, MGH was always by my side. I was hired in the department of radiology and encouraged  to complete my education in Nursing School.   Always supported by MGH through grants, tuition reimbursement and encouragement to meet my goals I completed my degree at Simmons College.  My path to nursing was a marathon, not a sprint.  My years in the department of Radiology are fondly remembered as the Starting Line to my career and I am forever grateful.

The next 16 years have been spent on Labor and Delivery. The relationships with colleagues are far more than friends, these women are truly my family. We support one another through births and loss, whether it is with our patients or in our personal lives. In August of 2005 hurricane Katrina hit my hometown of New Orleans.  It was the ultimate loss of my home, thankfully not my family.  The outpouring of support from my colleagues is indescribable. The staff of L&D jumped in and started fundraising for friends and family affected. The department of radiology contacted me, after five years of leaving my position.  Their donations aided in the rebuilding of my childhood home and the homes of my extended family.   The rebuilding of New Orleans was a marathon, not a sprint.

I am running the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise money for the MGH Emergency Response Team with gratitude for what MGH has done for me.   I will never forget standing in front of my parent's home and baring witness to The Red Cross offering a hot meal to my mother.  You never think "it can happen to you", but tragedy has no face, no gender, no race. The best of humanity was brought out from this experience.

I am humbled for the 22 years of support from my MGH family and am proud to run as a part of the MGH Emergency Response Team!

Thank you!!

 

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -

Following the tragedy of the 2013 marathon bombings, Mass General was fortunate to receive 40 guaranteed entries from the Boston Athletic Association to create an Emergency Response Marathon Team.  For the third year, thanks to John Hancock, Mass General will have 40 spots for runners on the Emergency Response Marathon Team. The funds raised provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness teaching and 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. “There’s no room for error,” says David Brown, MD, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General. “Our performance must be flawless. As in football, if one player of the 11 on the field doesn’t do the job, the play fails.”

At Mass General, we take emergency planning very seriously. Preparing for the next disaster takes much training and practice. And donors are critical to our success. Time spent training is not covered by insurance and often takes place outside work hours. Money raised by the Mass General Emergency Response team allows Mass General to ready at a moment’s notice.

$10,460

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tien Ly

     

  • Blair W

     

  • Joelle Leacock

     

  • Lisa Luther and Family

    $100

  • May Pian-Smith

     

  • Noelle Forte

    $25

  • Tracy & Paul

    $50

  • Paula Marshall

    $25

  • Kristen Carey

    $25

  • sue rock tully

     

  • Laura Nastro

    $25

  • Patty

    $50

  • Denise Palumbo

    $100

  • Amber Svalstedt

    $25

  • Jme

    $50

  • The Kickham Family

     

  • Lois Richards

     

  • Elena Pittel

     

  • Autumn Cohen

     

  • Michele O'Hara

    $100

  • Kathleen slowey

    $26.20

  • Kelly Durkin

    $25

  • May DeVito

    $25

  • Suzanne stanton

     

  • Zeina Marshall

    $25

  • BOOK

    $10

  • Ali Peccei

    $100

  • Nancy Wyman

    $25

  • Josephina

     

  • mary ellen flanagan

    $100

  • Blake Rainie Slack

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ellen H

    $25

  • Margarita And Stephanie

    $100

  • Jo and Bella

     

  • Katherine

    $25

  • Andrea and Tom Hennigan

    $50

  • Saheeda Kelly

     

  • Emily McQ-H

     

  • Bobbie Curtis

    $50

  • Megan Brady

    $25

  • Jenny Boyle

    $100

  • Maureen Carrigan

    $100

  • Kelly Linden

    $25

  • Cecil Crain

    $25

  • The Tolands

    $100

  • Kelly M Pratt

    $25

  • Jen Bernard

    $25

  • Jennifer Maietta

    $25

  • Teo Ferrari

     

  • Rachel Sloan

     

  • Aimee Southworth

    $200

  • Caroline O'Brien

     

  • Bill & Mary O'Brien

    $100

  • Brooksie!

    $25

  • Alicia

    $50

  • Susan Aristizabal

    $100

  • Sherri Mancini

    $25

  • Dad

    $100

  • Peter and Barbara Doherty

     

  • Lauren Hanley

    $50

  • Tanya R

    $25

  • Jenny Sweet

    $50

  • Anjali Kaimal

    $100

  • Claire McElroy

    $75

  • Dana Allison

    $50

  • Renee Duffy

    $25

  • Sandra Masiello

     

  • Susan Hernandez

     

  • Tina Zannieri

    $100

  • Jessica Smerling

    $36

  • Patty Manning

    $75

  • Velvet Baker

    $25

  • Kat

     

  • Sandra Porcaro

    $25

  • Tiffany Free

    $25

  • Linda Magram

    $50

  • Darcy Beston

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dana

    $50

  • Paula and Tony Bustillo

    $50

  • Courtney Cassidy

    $25

  • Paula Nelson

    $50

  • Abby Bedard

     

  • Emily

    $15

  • Julie Jolin

    $100

  • Mary McElroy

    $50

  • Beckett Miller :)

    $50

  • Janet Palermo

    $50

  • Meg Hamp

    $28

  • Christiani Guerrero Gatto

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Leanne Boyle

    $25

  • Kimmy Brown

    $10

  • Heather

    $20

  • MBM

     

  • Beth Grabowski

     

  • Maryann Rogers

    $25

  • Anonymous Match

    $1,206

  • John Hancock

    $50

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123% Raised of $8,500 Goal

The Team: $393,026 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$62,297

 

17% Raised of $375,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carl Marino

Amount Raised

$27,706

 

107% Raised of $26,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary-Anne Szeniawski

Amount Raised

$23,750

 

158% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Clark

Amount Raised

$14,411

 

180% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Foley

Amount Raised

$14,184

 

142% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Sconyers

Amount Raised

$12,449

 

124% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Helen van Riel

Amount Raised

$10,942

 

137% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Carrigan

Amount Raised

$10,460

 

123% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Donor Comments

John Hancock

John Hancock

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous Match

Anonymous Match

DONATION: $1,206

2 years ago

Maryann Rogers

Maryann Rogers

DONATION: $25

Your the Best Maureen!!!!! 2 years ago

Beth Grabowski

Beth Grabowski

2 years ago

MBM

MBM

Wishing you cool breezes, light feet and lots of cheers alomg the way. XXXMBM 2 years ago

Heather

Heather

DONATION: $20

GO MO GO!!! 2 years ago

Kimmy Brown

Kimmy Brown

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Leanne Boyle

Leanne Boyle

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Christiani Guerrero Gatto

Christiani Guerrero Gatto

DONATION: $25

I hope it's not too late! Good luck tomorrow - love your strength and courage! 2 years ago