BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
If you have come this far to view my fundraising page, I'd like to thank you for even considering donating to my fundraising efforts on behalf of Brigham and Women's Hospital. If you care to keep reading I'll tell you how I ended up training for the 2013 Boston Marathon and why I chose "Team Stork" as my charity of choice.
Four years ago a good friend of mine ran the Boston Marathon and raised money for "Team Brigham" of Brigham and Women's hospital. Being the ever supportive friend I reminded him that the first guy who ran a marathon died! That year, the 2009 Boston Marathon as well as the 2010 and 2011 Boston Marathons I got to wait at a bar at the finish line on Boylston street and watch as my friend ran his last 1/2 mile to the finish line. I decided this fall that I want to be on the other side of the gates on Patriots Day and cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon myself. I have comitted to being outside training in the freezing New England January, February and March weather running through Newton or up and down Beacon Hill, and have also comitted to raise money for a great charity that is dedicated to helping new moms and new babies get the best start possible to a new life.
"Team Stork" is a group of runners who are dedicated to raising money for Brigham and Women's hospital for things like the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, whose skilled and compassionate staff help premature babies beat the odds and go on to live long, healthy lives. The hospital's Birth Equity Initiative, Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery are just some of the other great places that the money we raise goes towards. The money raised goes towards providing dedicated care to women and newborns with complications identified before and during pregnancy, transforming what’s possible in reproductive medicine and answering the hopes of many parents. The money we raise all goes to focus on the best possible outcomes for babies and moms.
Running the 26.2 miles is only half of my goal. When April 16 comes around I'll get to get out of bed (very sore I'm sure) and go about my day as usual, but there are lots of people out there who will be dealing with terrible things that morning like sick children, infertility, or worse. The money that I am trying to raise will go to help these people hopefully have a better day on April 16th and on after that, so that one day they and their children may be able go on and do things they never thought could be done. Maybe one of them will be the people we are watching run this thing some day. Any donation is appreciated and I thank you for it.
Help all babies have a chance at a healthy life.
I am also raising money through a superbowl squares site where you can pick a square here:
and make your donation here:
The initial password is "marathon" and squares are $20.00 each. The winner will get $1000 for the final score, or half the pot if not all squares are sold. In the event that not all squares are sold and the final score falls on an empty square the money will all go to the fundraiser. Thank you all again.