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Team Stork 2013 - Running for Healthy Kidneys

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Mileage Tracker: 165

Leonardo Riella

THE STORY:

Why are we running?

Kidney disease affects 15% of the world population and it is frequently undetected until most of the kidney function is gone.

I am running the Boston Marathon with Brigham and Women’s colleagues, patients, and friends to raise awareness of kidney disease and advance the research in kidney transplantation, the main treatment option once kidneys fail. In particular, our research at BWH focuses on developing a novel blood test that would allow us to identify kidney damage earlier, in time to initiate treatment before permanent loss occurs. 

I am running in honor of my patients: Frank, John and Alex. They suffered early loss of their kidneys, requiring a kidney transplant.  They are fighters and survivors that drive us to further advance our field.

Another important inspiration for the 2013 Kidney Team is Dr. Murray (attached photo), a Nobel Prize winner, who recently died at age 93. Dr Murray's perseverance, vision and attitude culminated with the performance of the first kidney transplant in 1954 here at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Help us to continue to make a difference for kidney patients by supporting our marathon efforts. 

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April 16th, 2013

Dear Friends,

Sometimes it is hard to tell what is going on with humanity and how could a tragedy like this happen... Despite all the sadness, I would like to thank all of you who contributed to our cause.  Fortunately, all runners from our BWH Kidney Team and family members did not get hurt. I crossed the finish line minutes before the explosion. 

I cannot tell in words how humbling this experience has been in many fronts. I have uploaded some pictures of the joyful moments that this event irradiates, hoping we could rely on those memories to move us forward. 

Thank you again for supporting our Campaign "Running for Healthy Kidneys". Collectively, our team fundraised more than U$38,000 for kidney research. But the campaign was not only about fundraising, but also to raise awareness of kidney disease. This continued even minutes before the marathon, wen we convinced some runners not to take so many NSAIDs...  One of them was planning to take 600mg of ibuprofen every 20 min!

At this time, our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones. We promise our patients and supporters to work even harder to make a difference in kidney disease.

Stay safe,

Leo

for the BWH Kidney Team

PS. Special thanks to my wife Ana who is my biggest supporter and the love of my life; to my family for providing inspiration; and to my patient Frank who ran the last few miles with me and helped me increase my pace again after Break Hill and finish the marathon exact 4 minutes before the tragic event... 

$10,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Fung

    $100

  • Julie Lin

    $25

  • Emily Robinson

    $50

  • Ann Sadowsky

    $100

  • Miguel Riella

    $100

  • Pagliuso Beguer

    $100

  • Biju

    $50

  • Ronald & Ellen Brown

    $100

  • Sisk Family

    $100

  • Rocha Family

    $100

  • Joshua Hundert

    $20

  • Guiga and Ro

    $100

  • Francisco Robles

    $100

  • The Copplestone Family

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marila Riella

    $100

  • Tom & Karen O'Connor

    $100

  • Lori and Roy

    $500

  • Moran and Amitay

    $100

  • Chris and Patrice Sobecki

    $500

  • David Hoffman

     

  • ZACH/KATHY ZACHARIAS

    $250

  • Edward and Amy Zacharias

     

  • Andrew and Elizabeth Culhane

    $25

  • Roberto C. Manfro

     

  • Maria and Luiz Aboim

    $100

  • Joe Petras

    $100

  • Felipe & Valerie

    $50

  • Raymond Debbane

    $1,000

  • John and Karina Thompson

    $100

  • Rebecca and Sacha

     

  • Caterstaff

    $100

  • Suzy Murray

    $100

  • BWH Employee Runner

    $500

  • Susan and Brian Snow

    $50

  • Dennis and Cindy Plaster

    $200

  • Kate Koplan

    $50

  • Heike Petermannn & Maurice La-Garde

    $25

  • Sachin

    $100

  • BWH Renal Transplant Surgery Office

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • J. Kevin Tucker

    $100

  • Guto, Mari e Henrique Oliveira

    $100

  • Luciano e Paula Pellegrino

    $100

  • shawn and marie payton

    $100

  • Nicole Theodoropoulos

     

  • Jay and Gayle Fishman

    $100

  • Dan Becker

    $50

  • Mario and Adriana Rubin

    $100

  • Asaf and Elizabeth Bitton

    $100

  • Anil Chandraker, MD

    $50

  • Joseph V. Bonventre

    $100

  • Fabio Chaves

    $20

  • Indira Guleria

    $50

  • Yung Lin

    $100

  • Igor Rafael Sincos

    $100

  • Jeanne Staples & Doug Jones

    $100

  • Luiz Francisco Viana

    $1,000

  • Ciara Magee

     

  • Li-Li Hsiao

    $50

  • Alison Paterson & Patrick Brennan

    $30

  • Myra and Roy Gordon

    $500

  • Questcor

    $100

  • Gary Gottlieb, MD

    $200

  • Betsy Nabel, MD

    $50

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100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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

The Team: $348,911 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sarah, Dave, and Chad TEAM MS

Amount Raised

$17,530

Fundraiser Title

Robert Sprague

Amount Raised

$12,369

 

124% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amount Raised

$11,345

Fundraiser Title

Leonardo Riella

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allen Smith

Amount Raised

$9,726

Fundraiser Title

Christina Novak

Amount Raised

$8,889

Fundraiser Title

erin agee

Amount Raised

$7,765

 

104% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Betsy Nabel, MD

Betsy Nabel, MD

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Questcor

Questcor

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Gary Gottlieb, MD

Gary Gottlieb, MD

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Myra and Roy Gordon

Myra and Roy Gordon

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Alison Paterson & Patrick Brennan

Alison Paterson & Patrick Brennan

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Li-Li Hsiao

Li-Li Hsiao

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Ciara Magee

Ciara Magee

5 years ago

Luiz Francisco Viana

Luiz Francisco Viana

DONATION: $1,000

5 years ago

Jeanne Staples & Doug Jones

Jeanne Staples & Doug Jones

DONATION: $100

Go Leo, Go! Best of luck on Monday and keep up the good work! 5 years ago

Igor Rafael Sincos

Igor Rafael Sincos

DONATION: $100

5 years ago