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Team Schwartz Center

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Tanya Holton

THE STORY:

I know you will help me with my crazy quest. Without even owning a pair of running shoes, I have impulsively signed on to "do" the Boston Marathon and support my nonprofit. I am more than a mere staff person at the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, I am deeply passionate about improving the relationship between patients and their caregivers. I have seen too many friends and family struggle with illness, and try to navigate the healthcare system when they are afraid and vulnerable. I have also experienced real connection with a caregiver that gets to a better level of care and a better feeling about that care. I want to help make sure that more caregivers get support in providing compassionate care and more patients receive compassionate care.

So you might ask, why would a person who hasn't run more than three miles -- total -- since college, decide to do the Marathon? Would it matter to you that it has long been on my "bucket list"? As a runner in high school I dreamed of qualifying for a number, of being part of something so much larger than a solitary run on a beautiful day. I now know that I would never qualify for a bib number the real way--I have spent too much time indoors in a car, in an office, and at home with kids. But when the Schwartz Center had an unfilled number this year, it seemed to me like a sign. That it is the right moment to fulfill a dream and support a mission that I care so deeply about.

I want to be honest that I don't expect to run the full 26.2 miles. But I do expect to finish it. I might be one of the last people you see on the news crossing the finish line  in the dark. But I do plan to finish. And if for any reason I am taken off the course on a stretcher, at least the EMTs will be inspired to provide compassionate care when they hear why I am pushing myself into crazy new places.

I will run/walk/crawl in honor of all our parents, children, grandparents, friends who have experienced compassionate care, especially:

Frederick D. Holton

Karen Laub-Novak

Michael and Irene Novak

George and Mary Laub

Frederick and Laura Stearns

Frederick and Katherine Holton

Cathy Marciniak

Deborah Blackmore Abrams

David Perlmutter

Dr. Duane Sewell

Peter Temple, Sr.

me and my entire family

And all the clinicians in my life who continue to deliver compassionate care:

Dr. Randi Kirstein

Dr. Lori Berkowitz

Dr. Carey York-Best

Annie Banks, MSW

Dr. William Liaw

Dr. Lori Wirth

Dr. Catherine Sewell

Stephanie Pierce, RN

Emmy Grote, PA

Mimi Bartholomay, RN

Ellen Cohen, MSW

Daniel Haber, MD

Tom Lynch, MD

Jon DuBois, MD

Lynn Buttolph, MD

Wendy Cohen, MSW

Kathy Engdahl, RN

Henry LeLaurain

Thank you for considering your support of my dream and my nonprofit. I value all gifts from $6 to $6,000. I hope you will make a donation now online.

Warmly, Tanya

 

Please visit theschwartzcenter.org to learn more.

$7,738

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Randy Holton

    $250

  • Tanya Laub

    $40

  • Jana Miller

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Liza Boyd

    $25

  • Mary Ann Novak

    $50

  • Alex and steve

    $20

  • The Duckworth Family

    $50

  • Steve Savage Carolyn Stolov

    $50

  • Sarah Christopher

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Diane Croft

    $25

  • Betsy Rigby

    $50

  • Challenge to raise another $2,000

    $2,000

  • Collins-Pisano family

    $25

  • David & Susan Murphy

    $25

  • Baldini family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marjorie Stanzler

    $100

  • Elaine Hamilton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Hugo De La Rosa

    $25

  • Margaret

    $100

  • Leah Abrams and Jon Abrams

    $100

  • Ed Weihenmayer

    $100

  • Heather and Eric

    $26

  • Nancy and Michael Grogan

    $26

  • Ted Russell

    $50

  • Jennifer Stewart

    $20

  • John & Stephanie Connaughton

    $500

  • Susan Galler

    $54

  • Lauren and Ian Cohen

    $25

  • Jeff McManus

    $26

  • Molly Turlish

    $100

  • ward mooney

    $500

  • Pamela Mann

    $50

  • Laster/Little Family

    $50

  • Martha Abdella

     

  • Sisitzky family

    $100

  • Peter Temple

    $105

  • Kimberley Ballard

    $25

  • Rebecca Winter

    $25

  • The Pline/Oettgen Family

     

  • Annie & Rich Banks

    $100

  • O'Marah Family

    $25

  • Petra Langer

    $100

  • Laurie Cowan Phillips

     

  • Fred & Christine Parson

    $50

  • Bill Raeder

    $100

  • Elizabeth Hickman

    $25

  • The Formisano Family

    $50

  • Patti & Jonathan Kraft

    $200

  • Cynthia Ryan

    $100

  • Gerry & Kathie DeRoche

    $261

  • Jack Cinquegrana and Karen Siegel

    $100

  • The Kennedy Family

    $50

  • Susan and Nick Angevin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Downey Family

    $25

  • Gillian Buckley

    $50

  • Sara Andrews

    $200

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Q. Jenne

    $100

  • Kate Mason - Go Tanya!

     

  • Ananth and Padmaja Raman

    $100

  • Anne & Colin McNay

    $50

  • Julia Clarkson

    $50

  • Linda Fuller

    $50

  • Kaplan Family

    $50

  • Lori Etringer

    $50

  • Liz Page and Marianne Stravinskas

    $50

  • The Perry family

    $25

  • Dori Mintzer and David Feingold

    $100

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129% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,475 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Holton

Amount Raised

$7,738

 

129% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Hagan

Amount Raised

$3,737

 

53% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bonnell Glass

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Dori Mintzer and David Feingold

Dori Mintzer and David Feingold

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Perry family

The Perry family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Liz Page and Marianne Stravinskas

Liz Page and Marianne Stravinskas

DONATION: $50

Consider this combat pay! Congratulations on your fantastic effort. Much love, Liz & Marianne 4 years ago

Lori Etringer

Lori Etringer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kaplan Family

Kaplan Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Linda Fuller

Linda Fuller

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Julia Clarkson

Julia Clarkson

DONATION: $50

Best wishes Tanya! 4 years ago

Anne & Colin McNay

Anne & Colin McNay

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ananth and Padmaja Raman

Ananth and Padmaja Raman

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kate Mason - Go Tanya!

Kate Mason - Go Tanya!

4 years ago