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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

Steven Gabardi

THE STORY:

Why on Earth is he running a marathon?

My thoughts exactly.  For those of you that know me, you know that I am not a runner (or even a walker, for that matter).  I am not the fastest, most athletic or in the best shape.  I had NO running experience, NO training and NO idea where to even start this adventure.  I will not look good in my running outfit.  Truth-be-told, I am a late-thirties, overweight guy that needed a goal to get my butt up and moving.  This was not a spur of the moment idea, although a marathon does seem a bit much for a novice.  Many have urged me to train for a 5K or even a half-marathon. Well, for those of you that tried to convince me of a "more achievable" goal, you don't know me very well.  I have been training (on my own) since October and I will compete in the Boston Marathon and I will finish.  It won't be pretty.  Perhaps I'll use some of the funds raised to help defray the cost of the search party to come find me 7 hours after I pass the starting line.

So, really, why am I running.  Getting in better shape is always on the list (but whose list is it not on).  Attaining a feeling of accomplishment would be nice (I will only tell you each 1000 times that I finished the Boston Marathon during a casual conversation).  The true answer is, I'm running for something much more important than me.  I have dedicated my professional career to helping those suffering from kidney disease.  Helping my patients is what drives me.  For those that don't know kidney disease affects 15% of the world population and it is frequently undetected until most of a patient's kidney function is gone.

I am running the Boston Marathon with my Brigham and Women’s colleagues to help raise awareness of kidney disease and advance the research in kidney transplantation, the main treatment option once kidneys fail. So, I urge you to help us to continue to make a difference for kidney patients by supporting our marathon efforts. 

Will I do it?  I promise each and everyone of you that donates to our cause that I will finish this race.  I will not break records (unless there is a record for slowest recorded time), nor will I look good doing it.  But, I will finish what I start.

$6,325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Steven Gabardi

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Amber Meranda

    $50

  • Jesse & Jill Lombard

    $100

  • Andi Solero DoGoodStuff

    $20

  • Marcie Zarella & Dave Ruede

    $100

  • Anisa Mohammed

    $50

  • Michael Cotugno

    $100

  • David & Sarah Kubiak

    $100

  • kris martell waldrop

     

  • Keri Townsend

    $100

  • Z

     

  • Carla Hoagland Schuyler

    $26

  • Stefan G. Tullius

    $100

  • Kristen Pelletier

    $25

  • Chris Adams and Ashley Palmer

    $100

  • Stephanie Wong

     

  • Rebecca Richard

    $25

  • The baroletti family

    $50

  • Assunta Iudiciani

    $25

  • Robin & Tim Terhune

    $50

  • Jimmy and Crystal Yan

    $100

  • Tiffany Kaiser

    $50

  • The Popp Family

    $25

  • Mark and Christine Brady

    $100

  • MIchael and Santa Gabardi

     

  • Beth Adams

    $25

  • Alison Kaprove

    $25

  • Derek Troy

    $10

  • Ellan & John Wiklanski

    $25

  • lori mitchener

    $50

  • KJ and Jen Churchill

    $100

  • The Brands

    $100

  • Joshua Hundert

    $20

  • Chuck and Anne Savas - Center Beverage

    $100

  • mary okeefe

    $50

  • Andrea and Tom Richards

    $25

  • Michael and Anne Wanyo

    $100

  • Aimee Sundberg

     

  • Tim , Michele , James, Emily, and Andrew

    $50

  • Jeff and Becky Kaplan

    $120

  • Deb and Anthony Stockwell

    $100

  • Charles J Turck

    $100

  • Foti Family

    $25

  • BWH Employee Runner

    $500

  • Chad Stashek

    $25

  • BWH Renal Transplant Surgery Office

    $100

  • CB

    $25

  • Christin Rogers

    $50

  • Anil Chandraker, MD

    $50

  • Amgen Foundation

    $100

  • Gary Gottlieb, MD

    $200

  • Betsy Nabel, MD

    $50

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127% Raised of $5,000 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

Gary Gottlieb, MD

Gary Gottlieb, MD

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Amgen Foundation

Amgen Foundation

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anil Chandraker, MD

Anil Chandraker, MD

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Christin Rogers

Christin Rogers

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

CB

CB

DONATION: $25

In honor of Steve G's no guts no glory stance in taking this on! 5 years ago

BWH Renal Transplant Surgery Office

BWH Renal Transplant Surgery Office

DONATION: $100

Steve, we are so proud of you! Thank you so much for doing this for such a worthy cause. Have fun! Michelle and the Renal Transplant gang.... 5 years ago

Chad Stashek

Chad Stashek

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

BWH Employee Runner

BWH Employee Runner

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Foti Family

Foti Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago