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Julie Ryan's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2015

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Julie Ryan

THE STORY:

I run for those who can't.

Running the Boston Marathon has always been a dream of mine. It started when I would leave the Red Sox game on Marathon monday and walk down to Kenmore Square and watch the runners in amazement. Every year I would say to myself "Some year I want that to be me". I knew it was a big dream but I kept it high on the bucket list. Now, with timing and luck, 2015 is the year for me. I will run the 2015 Boston Marathon as a part of BIDMC, on BID-Milton's team.

At the age of 23, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It started quickly and took over quickly. One day I was running 10 miles, the next day I could barely walk up the stairs. I never realized how painful and debilitating arthritis could be, until it literally took over my active lifestyle, leaving me worried and depressed that I would never be able to run again. Ever since then, the idea of finishing a Marathon has become more important to me. Not wanting to succumb to the idea of pumping my body with medication I put off going to the Doctor, and suffered with tremendous pain. Thankfully, I woke up and went to the Doctor. Ever since being treated with multiple disease modifying agents life has gotten a lot better for me. I decided that, once I felt better, I would let my condition inspire me and not control my happiness. And for me, happiness is a good run, short or long, fast or slow.

However without hospitals like BIDMC, I would not be where I am today. I am so grateful for modern healthcare and all who work hard daily to make it possible. I am also grateful for the amazing care the hospital gave to a close friend of mine who I lost in 2012, to Melanoma. Another reason I am more than happy to be a part of BIDMC Boston Marathon Team.

So today, and everyday, I run for the time I couldnt - for those who can't and to show my grattitude for everything I have been given in life. I now realize how important the daily gift of being pain free is. I greatly appriecate any and all efforts, and I am so excited to be apart of a tremedous cause. All proceeds to go BID-Milton. Thank you very much!

$7,300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jenna Vraibel

    $20

  • Mallory Bickerton

    $50

  • Diane Hynes

    $100

  • Gretchen LaRosa

    $100

  • Joe Dion

    $100

  • Peter Starkey

    $50

  • Danielle Lydon

    $25

  • auntie mame

    $55

  • Ryan England

    $50

  • Maureen & Peter Kenny

    $100

  • Alanna Dirrane

    $20

  • Brian and Emily Chapin

    $25

  • Nancy Martin

    $50

  • Katie King

    $150

  • John Londergan

    $20

  • Sean Regan

    $50

  • Kaleigh Burns

    $20

  • Auntie Julie and family

    $100

  • Auntie Robyn

    $100

  • Remembering Pat Tranford

    $200

  • Chrissy MacLennan

    $50

  • Olivia Flynn

    $50

  • David MacDonald

    $50

  • Karen Regan

    $50

  • Ann & Peter Dion

    $100

  • Bhall

    $200

  • Auntie Robyn

    $100

  • The Santo Family

    $50

  • Mary-Kate Legacy

    $75

  • Melissa Tierney

    $50

  • Lauren Austin

    $25

  • Christine Joyce

    $100

  • Tony Tang

    $50

  • Alex

    $100

  • Caitlin Lynch

    $50

  • Angela and Donald Ryan

    $50

  • Gemma Doherty

    $50

  • Auntie Cac

    $125

  • FUNDRAISER PARTY 1

    $1,440

  • FUNDRAISER PARTY 2

    $1,400

  • Ahhyee, Peter and Luke

    $250

  • Deb Ayers

    $100

  • Uncle Ernie and Auntie Donna

    $50

  • Bailey Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Allie Foley

    $75

  • Christine Tranford Whittemore

    $100

  • Louise Tranford

    $100

  • Katy Tranford Miles

    $100

  • Butla

     

  • #2

    $200

  • Jake and Caitie

    $50

  • Miscellaneous donations

    $150

  • Roisin Morgan

    $20

  • Jon and Nicole Korman

    $105

  • Megan Whittemore and David Newlin

    $100

  • Anne MacVarish

    $100

  • Annie Blevins

    $50

  • Tatum Ross

     

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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

Tatum Ross

Tatum Ross

Go Julie! 2 years ago

Annie Blevins

Annie Blevins

DONATION: $50

Julie so proud of you! Sincere thanks for taking on this challenge for Patrick ~ wishing you a fun & speedy race ~GO JULIE GO! 2 years ago

Anne MacVarish

Anne MacVarish

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Megan Whittemore and David Newlin

Megan Whittemore and David Newlin

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jon and Nicole Korman

Jon and Nicole Korman

DONATION: $105

2 years ago

Roisin Morgan

Roisin Morgan

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Miscellaneous donations

Miscellaneous donations

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Jake and Caitie

Jake and Caitie

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

#2

#2

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Butla

Butla

Julie thank you for doing this we miss our Pat.... Xo 2 years ago