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Team BHCHP 2013

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Sam Clark via Crowdrise
December 09, 2012

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Sam Clark

THE STORY:

Hi Folks,

It’s Sam!  Welcome.

The Boston Marathon is in April, and I’m going to run it.  Fast.  I’m part of a small team of runners hoping to raise some money and awareness for an exciting organization:

Since 1985, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has been driven by a simple, yet compelling mission--to provide and assure access to the highest quality health care for Boston's homeless men, women and children. People experiencing homelessness are among our community's most vulnerable and unwell, with an increased exposure to illnesses, injuries and trauma. However, homeless patients often forego the care they need as they strive to meet their immediate needs of food, clothing and a safe place to sleep. By delivering accessible health care services at over 80 locations--including within the walls of Boston's family and emergency shelters, under bridges, along back alleys and in hospital-based clinics--BHCHP cares for more than 12,000 homeless patients each year.

I’ve been working at BHCHP for 4+ years as the nurse for the opiate treatment program.  Our little corner of the clinic treats homeless men and women trying to overcome heroin addiction and make the changes necessary to live a healthy and manageable life.  The determination, hard work, and consistency our patients must exhibit in the face of some potentially overwhelming barriers is moving to consider.  Watching the starts and stops, the side-tracks and slip-ups, the temporary set-backs and small victories is both heart-breaking and inspirational.  We have worked very hard to create an environment where our patients can feel safe, listened to, supported, and hopeful.  Their stories are ongoing, both successful and not, and BHCHP has become, for them, a steady support in an unpredictable and ever changing environment.

I hope you'll consider making a donation ($50+ equals a free t-shirt!), but no matter what, I’m glad your reading this and making contact, especially if this is the first time in a bit.  Let me know what you’re up to, and best wishes all around.

 

Sincerely,

Sam

sclark@bhchp.org

- Also... if you want more information on the organization or on giving, let me know and I'll be happy to get in touch with you.  There are also some benefits for corporate giving- so if you, or someone you know, works for an organization that might be interested in contributing and getting a little publicity, lead them here.

  

$5,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sam Clark

    $251

  • Pokey

    $53

  • Lydia

    $50

  • Mike + Alexis

    $53

  • Chuck & Louise

    $353

  • Holly Zeeb

     

  • Gerry, Rick and Scout

    $100

  • Jackson Knight

    $100

  • Chris and Whitney Brunet

    $100

  • EH

    $25

  • Joe McBreen

    $250

  • Mary Kay and Dick Whitmore

     

  • Nathan & Beth

    $50

  • Matt and Sarah

    $50

  • OBOT Yo (Jess)

    $50

  • The Clandersons

    $50

  • Jake & Meghan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Dude

    $53

  • C Burney

    $25

  • Britney and Josh

    $50

  • Jonathan & Courtney Damick

    $50

  • on behalf of Carrie Monachelli

    $250

  • Jon Olinto

    $20

  • Maia's first donation! and Mike

    $140

  • Amy B

    $20

  • Tim Fullerton

    $50

  • Bill & Cathey

    $154

  • Brooke McCloskey

    $50

  • Lindsay and Mike

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Liv & Reid DeMont

    $100

  • Devin Beliveau

    $10

  • Whitney & Pharmacy friends!

    $50

  • Fight AIDS

    $100

  • marylou mcardle

    $10

  • Todd and Monika Page

    $500

  • Ron Saizow

    $25

  • Cynthia and Bob Lawrence

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dave and Diane Kew

    $50

  • Ann and John Tuller

    $100

  • Beth Lown

     

  • Michael and Rebecca Goldstein

    $50

  • Rick Pels

    $50

  • Adina Kalet

     

  • GLENN/MARLYS HAUGHIE

    $100

  • Valerie & Mike Heath

    $40

  • Bob and Susan Smith

    $50

  • Joanne & Hod Wilcox

    $200

  • Liz and Slava Gaufberg

    $50

  • Steve Eagles & Cindy Parker

    $50

  • barry bock

    $50

  • Donna Sandfort

    $20

  • The McKays

     

  • Erik Hansen

    $20

  • Gary C.

    $50

  • Tony Bialorucki

    $50

  • Team BHCHP Fundraiser

    $323

  • Rita and Robin Chapman

    $15

  • Dennis and Jan Novack

    $50

  • Sarah Gary

    $25

  • Patricia Parker

    $75

  • Jim from the Pharmacy

    $50

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

The Team: $24,585 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Billie Starks

Amount Raised

$6,565

 

109% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ted Vander Linden

Amount Raised

$5,781

Fundraiser Title

Sam Clark

Amount Raised

$5,400

Fundraiser Title

Bill Ritchotte

Amount Raised

$5,024

Fundraiser Title

Boston Health Care For The Homeless...

Amount Raised

$1,815

 

9% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jim from the Pharmacy

Jim from the Pharmacy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Patricia Parker

Patricia Parker

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Sarah Gary

Sarah Gary

DONATION: $25

Good luck Sam! 5 years ago

Dennis and Jan Novack

Dennis and Jan Novack

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Rita and Robin Chapman

Rita and Robin Chapman

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Team BHCHP Fundraiser

Team BHCHP Fundraiser

DONATION: $323

6 years ago

Tony Bialorucki

Tony Bialorucki

DONATION: $50

Sam, I want to make sure you reach your goal. My donation will get matched by my employer. 6 years ago

Gary C.

Gary C.

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Erik Hansen

Erik Hansen

DONATION: $20

Good luck 6 years ago

The McKays

The McKays

Good luck! 6 years ago