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Giorgio and Fabio Giatsidis' Fundraiser:

BWH Stepping Strong Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Giorgio and Fabio Giatsidis

THE STORY:

Dear friend,

I hope  you are well! As I did last year, I will run with the BWH-Stepping Strong team, an amazing initiative that is raising funds to improve trauma care and support research. The initiative has raised over 10 million $ over the last few years and one month ago the Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation was also inaugurate (read/see more about this and spot me at min 2:42 in the link/video below). (Ref.1) 

Why is this so important to me and should also be to you? Statistically we all have experienced or might experience a traumatic injury, directly or indirectly (family member, friend, colleague). Trauma is by far the first cause of death for people aged 1-46! Half of people in this age range dies because of a traumatic injury. The impact of trauma in terms of lost life years is equal to those of cancer, heart disease and HIV combined!! (Ref.2) Despite these numbers, in comparison to other medical conditions trauma does not often hit the headlines, is a less popular topic, and consequently is significantly underfunded (only the 69th area of funding in 2017 by NIH). (Ref.3)

For this reason initiatives like Stepping Strong are important to raise awareness and the very needed funds to improve current therapies/clinical practice in trauma care and to sustain trauma research. You can read about the research funded by your donations in the links below. (Ref. 4-6) This is what I also passionately work for every day!! (Ref.7) To show my own increasing commitment this year I will run all the Boston races (Marathon, Half Marathon, 20k, and 5k) and I will do it to keep sharing this important message. Last year you have been a generous donor and key contributor to help me achieve my goal of raising 5,000 $ (we actually raised 5,950 $, 20% above expected!) and I could not be more grateful. This year I am kindly ask you to support me/the Stepping Strong initiative again and possibly step it up!

 

Donating is easy and will take you only 5 minutes, just follow the instructions on this page!

Please do not hesitate to share this with friends and colleagues and invite them to donate too! I hope I was able to share how important this is to me, and I hope you will find it important too. Thank you so much once again, I feel very fortunate to know people like you.

Giorgio

 

 

References:

1. Stepping Strong Center inauguration and video: http://give.brighamandwomens.org/stories/stepping-strong-center-opening/ 

2. Trauma statistics: http://www.nationaltraumainstitute.org/home/trauma_statistics.html

3. NIH funding: https://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx

4. Stepping Strong news: http://give.brighamandwomens.org/stories/stepping-strong-events/ 

5. Stepping Strong funded areas: http://give.brighamandwomens.org/stories/stepping-strong-funded-areas/

6. Stepping Strong report: http://bwhgiving.uberflip.com/i/657673-stepping-strong-stewardship-report-2016

7. Short interview: http://give.brighamandwomens.org/meet-giorgio-giatsidis/

 

Ps. Since we are in tax season..be aware that your charity donations are deductable!

$5,065

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Amanda Nelson

    $100

  • Marco Ferrara

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marco Lanzillotta

     

  • Rei Ogawa

    $250

  • Lilly

    $25

  • Buehler Realty Trust

    $500

  • Annemarie

    $50

  • Alberto Puggelli

     

  • Sergio and Valerie Imparato

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Roula Ouais

    $25

  • Robert W Butt

    $50

  • Hajime Matsumine

    $250

  • Chiara dnc

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Bin Chen

    $50

  • Álvaro Durán

    $25

  • Kim Khouri

    $50

  • Anthony Haddad

     

  • Kenda Coleman

    $100

  • Jorge Lujan

     

  • Lore

    $50

  • Behavioral Nutrition

    $100

  • Clara Schaffer

    $50

  • gloria luongo

    $250

  • Eric Halvorson

    $25

  • Leonardo

     

  • Gayatri Singh & Mansher Singh

     

  • Laurel Fuentes

    $15

  • Another Day in Paradise

     

  • Carolyn Kim

    $100

  • Christoph Nabzdyk

     

  • Mihail and Elena Climov

    $30

  • Matching Gift - TowerBrook Foundation

    $750

  • Valeria and Guglielmo Possa

    $250

  • Giovanna

     

  • niccolò

    $50

  • F&F

     

  • Shuyi Wei

    $10

  • Stefan Targosinski

    $40

  • Clara Pagnan

    $100

  • Rachel Graves

    $100

  • Stefan Hacker

     

  • Jordan Bray

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

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The Team: $1,150,787 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Audrey and Steven Reny

Amount Raised

$226,701

Fundraiser Title

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amount Raised

$27,889

 

2% Raised of $1,150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Evren Ozargun

Amount Raised

$21,835

Fundraiser Title

David and Joyce

Amount Raised

$16,190

 

108% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacquie and Elly

Amount Raised

$15,713

 

102% Raised of $15,413 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ray and Ryan deQuintal

Amount Raised

$15,134

 

101% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andres Saenz Laura Villalobos

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

100% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Riff

Amount Raised

$13,560

 

136% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Jordan Bray

Jordan Bray

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Stefan Hacker

Stefan Hacker

2 years ago

Rachel Graves

Rachel Graves

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Clara Pagnan

Clara Pagnan

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Stefan Targosinski

Stefan Targosinski

DONATION: $40

Go Gio Go!!! Cheers Stefanð 2 years ago

Shuyi Wei

Shuyi Wei

DONATION: $10

Gio, you are the best! 2 years ago

F&F

F&F

2 years ago

niccolò

niccolò

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Giovanna

Giovanna

Sei tutti noi! Forza! 2 years ago