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Marissa Monaco's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2015

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Marissa Monaco

THE STORY:

On April 20, 2015, I will be running the Boston Marathon as part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Team to raise funds for the Cancer Center Fund.

I’m running in honor of my mom, who in March of 2014 went to her doctor with a lingering case of bronchitis, and was soon after sent to BIDMC, where she was diagnosed with lung cancer.  As a healthy, fit, non-smoker, and the rock of our family, this came as an absolute shock to all.  In true Linda Monaco fashion, my mom never wavered, and from the start was ready to fight whatever would come her way, all the while determined to be happy and positive. 

During her treatment my mom was looking to contribute to the situation in a tangible way – so when she was diagnosed and people began to ask ‘how can I help?’ she thought of how all of these offers for help, could actually allow her do what she loved, which is to help others.  When the offers to help came in, she would ask that instead of flowers, meals, or edible arrangements, etc, that people send a donation to BIDMC’s research center.  While my mom was positive and upbeat during the entire journey, she was truly happy when she redirected help for her to help for many others at BIDMC. 

I have no doubt that receiving treatment at BIDMC Cancer Center helped to save my mom’s life.  Knowing that she was being treated at the world renowned BIDMC, and receiving innovative, leading-edge cancer care helped put my family at ease.   

My mother has always inspired and supported me, which is what drove me to the decision to run 26.2 miles in Boston while fundraising for the Cancer Center.  I know that it will be a challenge but I look forward to training for Boston on the hills of San Francisco and most of all I look forward to following in my mom's footsteps of giving back to BIDMC which gave us so much. 

Any donation can help and will make many people happy!

 

The Cancer Center Fund

You can read more about the BIDMC Cancer Center here.

 

Thank you,

Marissa 

$12,518

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kerin O'Toole

    $50

  • Babe and John Duffy

    $50

  • Joan and Warren Meehan

    $50

  • Ken, Joann & Family

    $25

  • Jo-Ann Bragg

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anne & Dick Emerson

    $100

  • Officer Cheryl

    $100

  • Tom and kully reardon

    $100

  • Mike and Emily Delahoyde

    $50

  • Bonnie and Luke

    $50

  • Rich and Nancy joyce

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bronner Family

    $100

  • Erin McFarland

    $50

  • Lorraine & Judy Rezendes

    $100

  • Jenna Gilfoil

    $30

  • P. Lloyd

    $25

  • BrightEdge BFFs

    $100

  • Barbara Goldrick

    $50

  • Richie & Kathy Meade

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Carol and Allen Gay

    $25

  • Lacey & Bry

    $50

  • Hayley Moore

    $25

  • Erica Fernandes

    $50

  • Devin Fortuna

    $20

  • Julie, Brian & Troy Lankiewicz

    $50

  • Bosh

    $118

  • Dace and MF

    $50

  • Andrea Pettinelli

    $30

  • Dep + Kristen

    $50

  • AnnaLee Nurmenniemi/Weatherbee

    $25

  • Kristen Davidson

    $25

  • Andy Flores

    $50

  • Chris Prendiville

    $50

  • Steph Shaker

    $25

  • Julie and Brian

    $100

  • Sandro

     

  • Kathryn Magnoli

    $50

  • Anna Collins

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bridget Hawko

    $25

  • The Therrien's

    $50

  • Marissa Powers

    $35

  • Larry and Karen Chretien

    $100

  • Stephen Hawko

    $100

  • The Marshalls

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Stephanie Kozlowski

    $50

  • Ellen Dupuis

    $25

  • Erin Burns

    $20

  • Mike, Jen, & Lily Tupe

     

  • Laura, Steve and Jackson DiPaolo

    $25

  • Jonna Dondero

    $25

  • Donika Hajrizaj

    $30

  • Krishna

    $20

  • Sylvia Clark

    $100

  • Bryan & Kate

    $25

  • Natalie, Robert, Sophia and Matthew

    $100

  • RL

     

  • Mario & Martha Figueroa

    $50

  • Brandy & John Kovacic

    $25

  • Sarah, Bruce and Lucy

    $100

  • Denise Hansford

    $50

  • Karen & Henry Munroe

    $100

  • Paula McNally

    $50

  • CJKeys

    $30

  • Ansley & Pat Stevens

    $50

  • Kim & Bill Whitney

    $50

  • Susan and Rich

    $100

  • Meghan Ahearn and Jesse Dungan

     

  • M. Nelting

    $50

  • Steve & Dave Berlinguet

    $50

  • Victoria Conley

     

  • David Smith

    $100

  • Jackie Graham

    $30

  • Kim Keefe

     

  • Kerry Sheehan

    $30

  • sara bee

    $50

  • Jason Cardoso

    $20

  • Tfro

    $50

  • Stephen King

    $75

  • Laura and matt

     

  • Jessica Ho

    $50

  • Danielle Rand

    $30

  • Chris Mannix

    $100

  • Brittney Russo

    $40

  • Kathy Scribi

    $50

  • Matt and Megan

    $50

  • Kerri mac

    $20

  • Karen DeFrancesco

     

  • Marilyn & Bill

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lisa, Brian, Megan,& Brian Harrington

    $50

  • Gail Hatch & Family

    $50

  • Hallie Acton

    $50

  • Tousignant Family

    $50

  • AnneMarie Adducci

    $50

  • Sue

    $50

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125% Raised of $10,000 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

Sue

Sue

DONATION: $50

What a great accomplishment in honor of a very special teacher and friend. 2 years ago

AnneMarie Adducci

AnneMarie Adducci

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tousignant Family

Tousignant Family

DONATION: $50

A little behind... Good Luck today!! 2 years ago

Hallie Acton

Hallie Acton

DONATION: $50

Good luck today Marissa!!! 2 years ago

Gail Hatch & Family

Gail Hatch & Family

DONATION: $50

Best wishes Marissa, Linda and in memory of both my parents....stay dry! 2 years ago

Lisa, Brian, Megan,& Brian Harrington

Lisa, Brian, Megan,& Brian Harrington

DONATION: $50

Good luck tomorrow :) 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Marilyn & Bill

Marilyn & Bill

DONATION: $100

Enjoy it and take it all in... 2 years ago

Karen DeFrancesco

Karen DeFrancesco

Good luck! I adore your mom! 2 years ago

Kerri mac

Kerri mac

DONATION: $20

Kick butt girl :) 2 years ago