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Children's Hospital at Montefiore - Champions for CHAM

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BENEFITING: MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

ORGANIZER: MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Amanda Gitkind

THE STORY:

I am so excited (and nervous!) to be running my first marathon with the CHAMPIONS FOR CHAM team. It has always been a dream of mine to complete a marathon and while some have asked, "why not try a half first?", I am sticking with the "Go Hard or Go Home!" mentality (I hope to go hard AND go home after finishing ;). While I have been experimenting with running since 2010, I have not run in any official races of more than 5 miles. I have been slowly and safely training since March and will continue to do so until the big day on November 6, 2016. 

I can't think of a better  way to support Montefiore/Albert Einstein than to represent The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) team in the 2016 TCS New York CIty Marathon. I delivered my son at Einstein in 2013 and was beyond impressed with the entire experience. In 2015, my daughter underwent surgery at CHAM when she was just 13-months old, and once again I was overwhelmed with the positive support and love I experienced from the medical team. I am forever greatful to the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. I love the idea of raising money to say thank you and continue to support the development of services and medical programs for children. 

My husband Andrew Gitkind completed his residency and fellowship at Montefiore, and continues to serve as an attending physician. His endless dedication and hard work are so inspiring to me, and I know his patients are as greatful to him as I am to the physicans who supported me when I was in need. If there is any way I can show my gratitude for my husband's hard work and tireless committment, I am in!

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Champions for CHAM is tuning up for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon!  On November 6, the team will represent The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) in the legendary 26.2-mile race.  Team members receive guaranteed entry to the marathon by pledging to raise funds for CHAM.  All donations support enhancement services that are critical to optimizing health outcomes for pediatric patients and their families, including child life programming, integrative medicine, palliative care services and support groups for parents.

Since opening in 2001, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore has served the most vulnerable children from the Bronx and beyond, providing the best routine care while also treating children with complex and life-threatening medical conditions.  CHAM strives to help children have the best opportunity to lead active and healthy lives and realize their full potential.  CHAM is the only pediatric hospital in the Bronx and the largest provider of healthcare for children from the nation’s poorest urban community.  CHAM is unique in serving every child regardless of the family's ability to pay.  In partnership with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, groundbreaking discoveries by CHAM investigators have led to new therapies, models of care and better outcomes for children.   Each  year, CHAM serves 250,000 unique patients over the course of 9,000 inpatient admissions, 65,000 emergency department visits and 2,000,000 ambulatory care visits. 

Thank you for supporting CHAM and our team of dedicated runners!  Whether you are racing or cheering, we look forward to seeing you on November 6th!

$3,641

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Brookman Family

     

  • Paula Berkoff

    $100

  • Colette and Tslil

    $36

  • Shannon, Paul, Emmet and Finley

    $100

  • The Klein crew

     

  • lauren Gala

    $100

  • Erica, Matt, Sammi and Emma

     

  • The Benamron/Hasson family

    $25

  • Fran & Sandy Kay (mom & Dad)

    $250

  • The Craighead Family

     

  • The Biderman family

    $100

  • The Sherman family

     

  • Dara Kotler

     

  • The Rogers fam

     

  • Erin & Marc Livolsi

     

  • Amanda Leitner

    $50

  • JWK

    $250

  • Jill Conner

    $50

  • Augustino and John Piccolo

    $50

  • Andrew Gitkind

    $250

  • Alyssa levy

    $25

  • Jessica and Conor McGuire

    $25

  • The Capon Family

     

  • Tina and Jason Steinberg

     

  • The Montijo Family

    $25

  • Cantor Family

     

  • The Westborough Gitkinds

    $100

  • Ali & Denver Brown

     

  • Mel & Marilyn Israel

    $25

  • Susan and Ed Gitkind

     

  • Anna and Mike Leder

     

  • The Deutsch Family

     

  • Samantha Smith

    $50

  • Jenn, Davie and Ava Berke

     

  • Altman Family

    $50

  • The Tegnelia Family

     

  • Tova Kaufman

    $25

  • Perl Family

    $50

  • Sheri Israel

     

  • The Ripps Family

     

  • Beth Billig

    $25

  • ROBERTA AND RICH GARFIELD

    $50

  • Lauren Pressman

    $25

  • Cheryl Hochenberh

    $25

  • The Silvers

     

  • Stacy Sakellariou

    $50

  • Lauren Kaplan

     

  • The Goldstein Family

    $36

  • Balik-Klein/Levi Family

     

  • Laura and Todd Kaplan

     

  • The Levine family!!!

     

  • The Emanuel Family

    $50

  • The Levitan Family

     

  • Jill Geller

     

  • Steven and Valerie Sanders

    $100

  • Michael & Annie Joachim

    $100

  • Jamie Zinn

     

  • Sari Maher

     

  • Dan Zaretsky

    $25

  • Meghan Wright

    $50

  • Horwitz family

    $25

  • The Bastone Family

     

  • Rebecca Zaltas & Adam Gruberger

     

  • Marisa, Ben & Justin Crasper

    $50

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121% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $65,160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Amount Raised

$8,050

 

11% Raised of$75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Iannace

Amount Raised

$5,071

 

127% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacqueline Weingarten-Arams

Amount Raised

$4,309

 

144% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Gitkind

Amount Raised

$3,641

 

121% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Faraz Alizadeh

Amount Raised

$3,537

 

118% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

robyn ruderman

Amount Raised

$3,511

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katherine Breen

Amount Raised

$3,465

 

116% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimberly Reidy

Amount Raised

$3,355

Donor Comments

Marisa, Ben & Justin Crasper

Marisa, Ben & Justin Crasper

DONATION: $50

Amanda, you are amazing for running the marathon and raising money for such a wonderful cause! 2 years ago

Rebecca Zaltas & Adam Gruberger

Rebecca Zaltas & Adam Gruberger

2 years ago

The Bastone Family

The Bastone Family

2 years ago

Horwitz family

Horwitz family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Meghan Wright

Meghan Wright

DONATION: $50

Good luck Amanda 2 years ago

Dan Zaretsky

Dan Zaretsky

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sari Maher

Sari Maher

2 years ago

Jamie Zinn

Jamie Zinn

Go Amanda!! So proud of you - good luck! 2 years ago

Michael & Annie Joachim

Michael & Annie Joachim

DONATION: $100

I could not possibly be more proud of you! 2 years ago

Steven and Valerie Sanders

Steven and Valerie Sanders

DONATION: $100

We are so proud of you! 2 years ago