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Team BMC 2013

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Joann Kwah via Crowdrise
April 17, 2013

really honored to be part of this team...thank you everyone for your kind donations. please keep the injured in your thoughts and prayers.  See more
Joann Kwah

THE STORY:

I know, I know -- I am crazy, but yes!  I am running the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 with Team BMC on behalf of the Boston Medical Center!  Please join me in this effort -- I need your support as I can't do this alone!

As many of you know, running has become a "hobby" of mine.  I am still not sure how it happened but I know it all started in third year of residency.  A bunch of my co-residents and myself, in an effort to get in shape, decided to sign up for the Boston Half Marathon in 2008.  Five or six half marathons later, add in a few 5Ks and a 10K, I guess I can now safely say that I am a "runner".

With all of this craziness, I have had the opportunity to participate in a few races on behalf of charities.  Whether it has been for Fred's Team in NYC or the Jimmy Fund in Boston, it really has been a privilege to raise money and run for a good cause.

This is my last year in Boston -- which is really hard for me to believe... I have been here for almost seven years now working for the Boston Medical Center.  I am forever grateful to this hospital and I am especially grateful to the patients for teaching me how to be a physician that strives to provide "exceptional care without exception."

Running with Team BMC in the Boston Marathon is the perfect opportunity for me to give back to the Boston Medical Center.  I feel compelled to say thank you to all of my mentors, attendings, nurses and ancillary staff -- but I especially want to say thank you to the patients.

If you are able, please support me in my run!  Thank you!

Joann

 

Here is more information about Team BMC and the Boston Medical Center:

Team BMC is running the Boston Marathon in support of Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 508-bed, academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. Boston Medical Center emphasizes community-based care, with its mission to provide consistently accessible health services to all. The largest safety net hospital in New England, Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care. With the largest 24-hour Level I trauma center in New England, our Emergency Department had 131,288 visits last year.

Team BMC helps raise awareness of Boston Medical Center's mission and supports the hospital's ability to offer the necessary services and programs to meet patients' needs. Some of the exceptional programs at Boston Medical Center include: The Kids Fund, Cancer Support Services Fund, the Preventive Food Pantry & Demonstration Kitchen, Nutrition and Fitness for Life and so many more.

$5,380

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joann Kwah

    $100

  • Betty

    $25

  • Jihan & Jennifer Bae

    $100

  • Ben

    $25

  • Danny Zanchetti

    $25

  • Steve and Viv

    $50

  • Sujata

    $25

  • Nara

    $50

  • Akira

    $200

  • JPK

    $40

  • Christine Pecci

    $20

  • Gustavo Mostoslavsky

    $50

  • Michelle Long

    $20

  • Brian Jacobson

    $50

  • Frank Farraye

    $50

  • Bianca

    $20

  • Paul Schroy

    $100

  • (Blondie)

    $50

  • Rich

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $74

  • Pushpak

    $50

  • Ashraf

    $50

  • Jason Price

    $25

  • Kathy B.

    $50

  • Nancy

    $25

  • Margaret Chapman

    $50

  • Cassandra

    $30

  • Amy Clark

    $50

  • Susie Kim

    $100

  • julia kim

    $50

  • GK

    $75

  • Jason and Moeun

    $100

  • Tika

    $50

  • Jeanette Lee

    $50

  • Supriya

    $100

  • Cyril

    $50

  • Ty and Anna

    $100

  • Julie C.

    $100

  • Ayvahb

    $250

  • Annie

    $25

  • Stevi Galloway

    $50

  • Ava

    $50

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  • Chrissy, Avneesh and Ava

    $200

  • Dianne

    $50

  • The Songs

    $50

  • Eileen A

     

  • Linda

    $50

  • Mary S.

     

  • Daniel Roseman

     

  • Tracy Craffey

     

  • Joanna Ryan and Peter Hicks

     

  • Audrey Calderwood

    $40

  • Julie Wherry

     

  • Alda Bourque

    $40

  • Maria Lueck

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Christine & Vu

    $100

  • Jay Y.

     

  • Samantha, Amy, and James

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Chris Huang

     

  • Monica Mannion

     

  • dee moritz

     

  • Laurie and Gregg

    $100

  • Sun-Chuan Dai

    $50

  • Sharmeel Wasan

     

  • Ansu and Craig Noronha

    $100

  • David Nunes

     

  • Nirva Mercier

     

  • Kathy

    $100

  • Doris Foley

     

  • Hannah Miller

    $100

  • David Lichtenstein

    $50

  • Rob and Margaret

    $200

  • Dr. & Mrs. Kim

     

  • Helen

    $50

  • Jen and Derek

    $200

  • Dom

    $100

  • Rajeev

    $50

  • Mary Bell

    $25

  • Steph Cattlin

    $50

  • Vivian E Rachlis

    $50

  • Monday Matching

    $75

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108% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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

The Team: $315,506 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Boston Medical Center

Amount Raised

$71,117

 

24% Raised of $300,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Ahern Kiely

Amount Raised

$18,197

 

182% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Salyer

Amount Raised

$16,680

 

167% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hilary Alford

Amount Raised

$13,094

 

262% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Oates

Amount Raised

$13,094

 

145% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Therese Hudson

Amount Raised

$12,842

 

161% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Zolenski

Amount Raised

$12,621

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Walstrom

Amount Raised

$10,185

Donor Comments

Monday Matching

Monday Matching

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Vivian E Rachlis

Vivian E Rachlis

DONATION: $50

Joann I am thrilled to donate to your team and the Boston Medical Centre in tribute to the memories of the dead and with hope for the injured of the Boston Marathon bombings. I am also donating to express my gratitude for your being such a great support to me as we navigated the streets of downtown Boston this past Monday from the point we were halted on Mile 26 on the marathon route. All the best to you as you start the next exciting chapter of your professional career. Yours in running fellowship! Vivian E Rachlis Winnipeg, MB Canada 5 years ago

Steph Cattlin

Steph Cattlin

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Mary Bell

Mary Bell

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Joann 5 years ago

Rajeev

Rajeev

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Dom

Dom

DONATION: $100

Good luck Jo! 5 years ago

Jen and Derek

Jen and Derek

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Helen

Helen

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Joann! 5 years ago

Dr. & Mrs. Kim

Dr. & Mrs. Kim

5 years ago

Rob and Margaret

Rob and Margaret

DONATION: $200

5 years ago