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Jeff William's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2015

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Jeff William

THE STORY:

Dear All,

An advisor once told me that while other hospitals in Boston are sometimes considered the "best in the world," BIDMC has always been considered by Bostonians to be the "best hospital in Boston." I believe this is because BIDMC has always focused on what matters in this increasingly competitive world of healthcare: uncompromised, highest-quality patient care to the growing communities we serve, educating those who will deliver this care in the future, and constantly looking to improve. 

BIDMC has been a huge part of my life for the last 5 years.  As an intern, resident, and now a Nephrology fellow in the Department of Medicine, I had the privilege of training with some of the best teachers, clinicians, and colleagues I have ever met.  I know first-hand that BIDMC truly is a family.  I have come to appreciate how special it is to work in a place where your colleagues love what they do and the people we serve. 

There are so many causes worthy of your donation out there, but you might consider BIDMC to be the place that is contributing to the advancement of so many of those causes, including supporting kidney disease (which I see every day as a nephrology fellow), improving local community health centers, and supporting quality initiatives that lead to better patient care.  So your donation here really will go a long way!

Thanks in advance!  Here's more about the Kidney Disease Research fund and BIDMC.

Sincerely,

Jeff

 

Kidney Disease Research

The Renal Division Research Team has 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 the team is actively working to alleviate this epidemic. This is a major public health problem and this research, which may lead to major advances in treatment, is unique to BIDMC. Dialysis is not a cure. Fewer than 40 percent of dialysis patients live more than five years. Rates of kidney failure are increasing and the cost to treat those patients continues to rise each year. In 2009, $42.5 billion was spent to provide care to those with kidney failure. Over the next three to five years, the Renal Division Research Team aims to use their findings to better understand, prevent, and treat kidney disease in African Americans. They plan 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.  

Annual Fund

BIDMC depends on the Annual Fund to fulfill its mission of providing compassionate patient care.

This fund raises unrestricted dollars that can be used immediately for a wide range of needs. They provide a reliable, steady source of funding for the programs that need it most:

  • Promising research projects, such as cancer genetics investigations
  • Annual operating costs, such as funding for social worker positions
  • Career development opportunities for staff, such as continuing education scholarships for nurses
  • Expansion of clinical spaces, like minimally invasive surgery suites
  • Academic and teaching programs, such as fellowships for the next generation of physicians in growing service lines

$9,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeff and Vanessa William

    $100

  • Joseph White

    $100

  • Cate & Austin Peña

    $50

  • Katelyn & David O'Brien

    $100

  • Stephanie Stern and Family

     

  • Josh Allen-Dicker and Stephanie Feldman

     

  • Arjun Jeganathan

    $40

  • Jeanne Segal and Family

    $100

  • Ann and Doug William

    $100

  • Leah Belsky and Timothy Reuter

    $25

  • Erin Sweatt & Matt Nitzberg

    $50

  • Stephanie Pritchard

     

  • Debbie Fishkin and Family

     

  • Jess Lake

     

  • Rob Cohen

    $25

  • Ryan Cochran

    $50

  • Sam Rothberg

    $20

  • Kim and Ken Pritchard

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kenny and Stephanie William

    $100

  • Bela Bashar

    $50

  • Linda and Steve Spivack

    $100

  • Evan Roberts

     

  • Cris Riella

    $100

  • Sanford Brown and Sarah Harkness

    $100

  • Allison and Matt Weil

    $50

  • Amy & Fred Lake

     

  • Amanda Terry

    $100

  • Lise and Allen

    $18

  • Tracy Mak and Daniel Smith

    $50

  • Jeff and Cindy Martin

    $50

  • Daniel Glass

    $10

  • Erin Schelar & Chris Sousa

     

  • Janet Segal

    $100

  • Janelle Pakish

    $50

  • Patrick and Emily Sullivan

    $100

  • Hannah and Julianne Belsky

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Melissa Mattison

    $50

  • Jan and Jeff Scherr

    $200

  • Lauren and Rich Gordon

    $20

  • Heidi Block

    $100

  • G, K & D

     

  • The Orris Family

     

  • Christina and David Knoll

    $20

  • Helen & Charlie Neuman

    $20

  • Ami & Mark Belsky

    $50

  • Khuloud Shukha

    $30

  • David Cohen

    $50

  • Bella Goyal

    $50

  • Amy and Eric Kamisher

    $150

  • Denise Donohue

     

  • Andy Locke

    $25

  • Danny Karnes

    $30

  • Miriam Schwarz

    $100

  • Matthew Ronan

     

  • Sabina and Sam Keif

    $40

  • Vishnu & Mike

     

  • Jane E.

    $30

  • David Hirschfeld

    $100

  • Nina Vyas

    $50

  • Mike & Farrah

     

  • Wally and Lou Capasso

     

  • Amy Grady

    $25

  • Joe and Linda White

    $100

  • Randy Goldberg (and friends)

    $60

  • Barb LeVarge

    $100

  • Nicky Loring

    $60

  • Marcia and Ken Leibler

     

  • Super Bowl Squares fundraiser

     

  • Sylvia Kamisher

    $25

  • Lisa & Wayne

    $50

  • Jess

    $26

  • Josh, Nat and Gidon Persky

     

  • Laura Zuccaro and the Farr 10 nurses

    $60

  • Martha Pavlakis

     

  • Sylvia Rosas

     

  • Ted Steinman

    $100

  • Robert S Brown

    $100

  • David Friedman

     

  • Bob Stanton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $77

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tara & Jake Soumerai

    $50

  • Matt and Kim Niemi

     

  • Stew Lecker

    $100

  • Whitney Morgan (West Specialties Clinic)

    $25

  • John Tumolo

     

  • Martin Pollak

    $75

  • Kerin & Chuck Moser

     

  • Ananth Karumanchi

    $100

  • Seth Alper

    $100

  • Lisa Dumouchel

    $50

  • Emily and Sean Levy

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John Danziger

     

  • Dialysis Unit Staff

    $251

  • Marc Cohen

    $50

  • Melanie and Stephen Hoenig

    $100

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122% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $361,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Pressman

Amount Raised

$15,438

 

206% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Urban

Amount Raised

$15,430

 

103% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Amazing Grace

Amount Raised

$14,700

 

147% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Chamberlain

Amount Raised

$12,900

 

86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marissa Monaco

Amount Raised

$12,518

 

125% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Hunt

Amount Raised

$10,772

 

144% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Sower

Amount Raised

$10,731

 

72% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Manning

Amount Raised

$10,615

 

142% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Melanie and Stephen Hoenig

Melanie and Stephen Hoenig

DONATION: $100

Thinking of you at this moment as you run through the rain!!! 2 years ago

Marc Cohen

Marc Cohen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dialysis Unit Staff

Dialysis Unit Staff

DONATION: $251

We'll be cheering for you Jeff! 2 years ago

John Danziger

John Danziger

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Emily and Sean Levy

Emily and Sean Levy

2 years ago

Lisa Dumouchel

Lisa Dumouchel

DONATION: $50

Go Jeff!!! 2 years ago

Seth Alper

Seth Alper

DONATION: $100

in Tribute to Naomi Alper 2 years ago

Ananth Karumanchi

Ananth Karumanchi

DONATION: $100

2 years ago