Skip to content
sharongiardino's profile image - click for profile

Sharon Giardino's Fundraiser:

Team Mental Health

Sharon's Photo
Sharon's Photo

BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

ORGANIZER: Christopher

EVENT: B.A.A. 10K 2017

EVENT DATE: Jun 25, 2017

Sharon Giardino

THE STORY:

As you may know, I work as a Social Worker at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's Adult Mental Health Unit. I have been here for over a year now and I am proud of the work that my colleagues and I do in providing patient-centered care. 


In two weeks, I will be running with my co-workers to raise money for The Ashton Family Foundation. This fund was created by a mental health peer-specialist who has connected with many patients on our inpatient unit, and in our Partial Hospitalization (day) program for many years.


The money you donate will go towards this fund and it will directly benefit the patients I work with. The money will be used to fund our music program, some Occupational therapy supplies (think sensory objects like putty, stress balls), but most importantly it will set aside funds for a peer specialist to continue to work with out patients while getting paid a stipend. I strongly believe that those who are offering and engaging in emotional labor should be compensated for their time. 


I have seen the impact of peer specialists on the people I work with. Peer specialists offer their lived expeirences to along their mental health journey. Peer specialists offer hope to those who are living with mental illness. Whether it's dealing with hearing voices, experiencing ambivalence about taking medications, or coming into the mental health system for the first time, everyone deserves to be heard and respected. A peer specialist can lend another hand, another ear, that is so crucial to breaking down the stigma and fear of mental illness. 




$520

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Judith Ashton

     

  • Dylan

    $50

  • Shivangi

    $10

  • Danielle Singleton

     

  • Karen Giardino

    $250

  • Duncan

    $25

  • Kate Pipa

    $10

  • Diana Sklar

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

173% Raised of $300 Goal

The Team: $3,290 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Christopher AhnAllen

Amount Raised

$885

 

89% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julia Trumble

Amount Raised

$695

 

232% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Perry

Amount Raised

$650

 

217% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Leva

Amount Raised

$540

 

180% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sharon Giardino

Amount Raised

$520

 

173% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

Diana Sklar

Diana Sklar

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Kate Pipa

Kate Pipa

DONATION: $10

11 months ago

Duncan

Duncan

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Karen Giardino

Karen Giardino

DONATION: $250

Thomas Giardino 11 months ago

Danielle Singleton

Danielle Singleton

11 months ago

Shivangi

Shivangi

DONATION: $10

11 months ago

Dylan

Dylan

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Judith Ashton

Judith Ashton

1 year ago