February 26, 2018
BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT DATE: Jul 12, 2017
Our daughter Kate was a competitive Team USA swimmer and several years ago, a patient in the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit. I have been fund-raising to support cardiac research ever since by competing in long distance running and cycling events.
Kate is now college junior in an RN degree program and has completed a student nurse summer internship in Cardiac Pediatrics and this summer completed a summer research internship at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston. I am very committed to supporting and fundraising for Dr. MacRae, a cardiologist and geneticist whose clinical interests include how research findings can be systematically implemented into clinical care. Dr. MacRae works on understanding the mechanisms of heart and vascular disease-especially cardiomyopathies. His lab has developed new models for drug discovery in these diseases including ARVC. He is Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
We are doing a Family Garage Sale to continue our cardiovascular fundraising. Proceeds from our garage sale will go to "Miles for MacRae". Hope you can stop by and say hello. Of course if you have stuff you might like us to try and sell, just let me know. I will continue to run and cycle. My next significant event is Nov 3rd-4th, World Cycling Time Trial Championship in Boreggo Springs Ca. in the 12 hour division. A very simple race format, whomever cycles the greatest distance in 12 hours wins. If you are going to be in Southern Ca. desert in Nov, stop by!
Kate and Steve