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Team BIDMC

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

Elizabeth Sower

THE STORY:

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Grateful Nation Boston Marathon Team are committed to raising awareness of health care bias and promoting health equity in our communities. In 2013, we will continue to raise funds for the Healthy Champions Program at BIDMC-affiliate Bowdin Street Health Center and the work of theMartin R. Pollak, M.D., chief of the BIDMC Division of Nephrology.

Healthy Champions is an interactive program designed to create a way for economically disadvantaged young people to become ambassadors of health within their own families, schools, and the community.  The Healthy Champions Program teaches Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood children wellness, prevention, and leadership and mentors them on spreading these important lessons to their families, neighbors, and school-age peers.

Dr. Pollak and his team have identified a reason for the high rate of kidney disease in people of African descent. Kidney disease is five times more likely to affect African Americans than other groups of people, and Dr. Pollak and his team are actively working to alleviate this epidemic. Over the next three to five years, Dr. Pollak aims to use his findings to better understand, prevent, and treat kidney disease in African Americans. He plans to develop a multifaceted approach to solving this problem that will be highly visible and have a large impact on the lives of individuals and their families.

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Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $80,224 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Corey McNulty

Amount Raised

$15,560

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Tod Brubaker

Amount Raised

$8,197

 

137% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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David Avigan

Amount Raised

$8,177

 

164% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Carrie TIbbles

Amount Raised

$8,142

 

163% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Martin Pollak

Amount Raised

$6,669

 

133% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Robin Maxcy

Amount Raised

$6,000

 

120% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Susan Shook

Amount Raised

$5,939

 

119% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jennifer Joyce

Amount Raised

$5,412

 

108% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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