Katherine Raunig via Crowdrise
April 22, 2012
BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012
It has been quite the year since graduating last May! I never thought I would be working as a medical assistant in the Neurosurgery Outpatient clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, one of the world’s most prestigious hospitals. I am so proud to represent this hospital and what it has to offer its patients and the community. I am even more proud to say I will be representing them as a member of Team Brigham, running in the Boston Marathon!
Team Brigham is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for low-income families in the Greater Boston area. Since the program’s inception in 1998, the team has raised more than $5 million dollars to support programs to improve the health and opportunities of the underserved in our communities.
With your generous donation, our team will be one step closer to our goal and able to continue our mission to help the community. As you know, two of my greatest passions are running and helping those in need. This is my first Boston Marathon as well as my first marathon. So, to be able to run for Team Brigham means the world to me, and I will be forever thankful for your donation to this wonderful cause.
Here are some ways this fundraising MAKES A DIFFERENCE:
· $350 pays for a wig for a woman with breast cancer
· $450 buys a compression garment for a woman with breast cancer
· $1,200 covers one year of comprehensive assistance through the Connecting Hope, Assistance, and Treatment (CHAT) Program for low-income women with breast cancer
· $2,500 provides one year of support groups and educational materials to survivors of domestic violence
· $3,000 provides 15 high school juniors in the Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP) intensive monthly workshops and personal consultation to prepare their college applications, apply for financial aid, and make informed decisions about where to attend college
· $5,000 provides back-to-school clothing for approximately 100 children whose mothers are victims of domestic violence
· $7,500 supports the Passageway program’s emergency fund for one year, supplying victims of domestic violence and their children with items such as food, clothing, transportation, changes in apartment/home locks, rental and utilities assistance, and more
· $15,000 pays for school-year internships for 15 teens in the SSJP
· $20,000 pays for summer internships for 15 teens in the SSJP
· $40,000 covers one year of advocacy for domestic violence victims and survivors at one community health site affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital