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Rebecca Pressman's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2015

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Rebecca Pressman

THE STORY:

On April 20, 2015, I will be running the Boston Marathon as part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Team in honor of my parents.  Multiple times a month, each of my parents travel from their home in Arlington to BIDMC to receive cancer treatment.  My mother was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare blood cancer, in 2010 and has since undergone various treatments, including a successful stem-cell transplant, which put her in remission.  Her cancer returned last spring, so she has resumed her treatment.   This past January, my father was diagnosed with lung cancer with metastases to his brain.  He has received radiation and chemotherapy.  The care that both my mother and my father have gotten at BIDMC has been exceptional.  And when I use the word “care,” I am referring both to the medical care as well as the warmth, compassion, and support of all the doctors and nurses.  It is a great honor to have the opportunity to run for a cause that has had such a significant role in my family’s life.

I always knew that I would run the Boston Marathon someday.  The cause and timing, however, have never seemed right.  Being presented with the opportunity to run for the BIDMC’s Cancer Center Fund has changed this, though.  I cannot think of a better cause, given my parents’ experiences.  Knowing that the care they have been getting at BIDMC has extended their lives, lifted their spirits, and given them hope—and knowing that BIDMC has done the same for countless other families—is enough motivation to get me through an arduous winter of training and a culminating 26.2 mile run.  

I hope you will consider supporting my efforts and help me reach my $7500 fundraising goal in honor of my mother and father, who have both been incredibly brave in their fights with cancer.  

With gratitude,

Rebecca Lefcourt

You can read more about the BIDMC Cancer Center here.

$15,438

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rebecca Lefcourt

     

  • Shana and CJ

    $262

  • Nate Carey

    $50

  • Moira Cahill

    $100

  • Gretchen Ciampi

     

  • Josh Sigel

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marcy and Bill Wenning

    $100

  • Sheila and Art Englebardt

    $100

  • Joanne and Steven Pressman

     

  • Barb Chandler

    $50

  • Paul and Laura

    $100

  • Robbie and David Blackett

    $50

  • The Kane Family

    $200

  • Kamala Madhu

    $200

  • Cindy & Peter Korn

    $50

  • Leslie and Hunt

    $100

  • Andrew and Susan Gilbert

    $261

  • Cheryl & Frank DiLiegro

     

  • The Ecksteins

    $50

  • Burke Family

     

  • Katherine Meyers

    $100

  • Rachel Levy

     

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Karen Griffiths

    $100

  • Shelley and Richard Brown

    $100

  • Andy, Tricia, Lauren & Rachel Hirsch

    $100

  • Gail Hirsch

    $100

  • Uncle Kenny & Aunt Marjorie

     

  • Desh & Phuong Hindle

    $50

  • Ann Schauffler & Stan Griffith

     

  • Angie and Jonathan

    $125

  • Fran and Bob Ludwig

    $50

  • Deb Wender

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brian and Gail

     

  • Erica and Josh Logan

    $25

  • Cummings Properties

    $1,000

  • David

     

  • Harmons

     

  • Elliott & Phyllis Silverman

     

  • Amanda Earley

     

  • Laura Stirk

     

  • Kerry Needham

     

  • The Salvuccis

     

  • Pat & Dave Needham

     

  • Lizy and Sam

     

  • Laura and Paul Friedman

     

  • Hasan & Karen

     

  • Fred Johnson

    $100

  • Jane Sutton & Alan Ticotsky

     

  • Noni and Jim Cooper

    $50

  • Rachel and Matt Kelly-Williams

     

  • Gina, Stephanie and Emily Martin

    $50

  • Susan Malkin Kelly

    $100

  • cousin michael!

    $35

  • Sokol Family, Hadley

     

  • David, Janis, Jessica, and Michael

    $100

  • Jack and Julie Coy

    $100

  • Lorri and Gordon Owades

    $250

  • Linda and Jim Razzano

    $26

  • Cara Clarke

     

  • Young at Heart

     

  • Sooz

     

  • Bob & Sheila

    $100

  • Heather Hauser/Chris Cooper

    $100

  • Ruth M. Hargrove

     

  • Susan Pressman

     

  • Aunt Susan

     

  • Nic. and Fam

    $50

  • Lauren and James Toomy

     

  • Ty and Jul Tracewski

    $50

  • Madeleine

    $20

  • The O'Neil Family

     

  • Peggy Lee

     

  • anon

     

  • The Gebhardt Family

    $50

  • Katherine Meyers

    $100

  • Lizzie Storer

    $25

  • Howes Family

    $50

  • Sawyer Girls

     

  • Sarah Green

     

  • Susan and Hank Devlin

    $50

  • Margie and Michael Bogdanow

     

  • Dave Steadman

     

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206% 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

Dave Steadman

Dave Steadman

This gift made in honor of all the Pressmans, most especially Steven and Joanne. Becca - congrats on finishing in under 255 minutes - wow!! 2 years ago

Margie and Michael Bogdanow

Margie and Michael Bogdanow

2 years ago

Susan and Hank Devlin

Susan and Hank Devlin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sarah Green

Sarah Green

With love for the wonderful Pressman family 2 years ago

Sawyer Girls

Sawyer Girls

2 years ago

Howes Family

Howes Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lizzie Storer

Lizzie Storer

DONATION: $25

In memory of my Mom, and in support of your Mom and Dad. 2 years ago

Katherine Meyers

Katherine Meyers

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Gebhardt Family

The Gebhardt Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

anon

anon

2 years ago