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Team South Shore Hospital Boston 2013

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Gina Bencivenga

THE STORY:

Friends and Family,

Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey to complete my first Boston Marathon.  I was given this great opportunity through South Shore Hospital, a community hospital that I had the pleasure of beginning my career in Emergency Medicine, and along the way making great friendships that have grown over the years.  One of which, is with Dr. Elana Dekkers, a team mate for this run of 2013 and the colleague who paved the way to have me join the South Shore Hospital Team!!

As I have been training for this run, I've thought a great deal about myself as a person, mother, sister, daughter, friend, professional and the goals I have set in life, the drive I have to accomplish each goaI and the appreciation I have for those who have helped me along the way.  As any runner will agree, the training is both a mental and physical challenge.  In my opinion, the mental challenge is by far the hardest feat.  One day during a long training run, I was struggling through mile 8 or 9 and was reaching for a reason to keep going, pushing through the tired legs and cold temperature.

My first thought was of a little 8 year old boy, who I never had the pleasure to meet, but feel like I know well because of his mother Becky and father John Barbara.  John, a fellow colleague in the department of pharmacy at South Shore hospital and his wife Becky sadly experienced the loss of their son Tanner this past fall.  Tanner, was an active althlete, friend, brother and son.  His face brings an instant smile to mine with each and every picture that I see.  Becky told me "the more people that see his beautiful face the better" and I want to make her wish come true.  I will proudly wear a jersey with Tanner's face on it during my race....where else will thousands and thousands of people be able to see the beautiful and cute Tanner.

This year, I could have no greater inspiration and motivation than to run on behalf of the department of pharmacy at South Shore Hospital in the Honor of Tanner J. Barbara.  For every mile I run in the 26.2 miles, I will run with Tanner helping me.  This year, I want to support the pharmacy department in providing further services to the emergency department at South Shore Hospital and dedicate the donations on behalf of Tanner and the Barbara family, who reside in the same community of South Shore Hospital.  Please consider donating to my charity as I know the contribution will be providing great support and exceptional care to the people in our community.

Thank you all who have supported and encouraged me through this journey and training!

Gina


 

$1,447

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $62

  • Eric walker

    $10

  • Bill and Anita Jones

    $25

  • Jennie cutler

    $50

  • Eric Lessard

    $20

  • Danielle Harris

    $25

  • Mori, Scott, and Sydney

    $100

  • patrice hoeft

    $100

  • Yvonne LeBlanc

    $25

  • Julie Fagan

    $100

  • Erica Fredette

    $100

  • Steve, Elena, & Gabriella

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Soledad

    $40

  • Denise West

     

  • The Barbara Family

     

  • Elana Dekkers

    $10

  • Tina Hamel

    $100

  • Sarah Achin

    $25

  • Jennifer Peckham Jacobs

    $30

  • Flavia Pema

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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29% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $83,354 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Bee Raymond

Amount Raised

$7,735

 

155% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Kathleen Fitzgerald

Amount Raised

$7,723

 

154% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Sullivan

Amount Raised

$6,094

Fundraiser Title

Alison Daye

Amount Raised

$5,875

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa and Megan Dempsey

Amount Raised

$5,818

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Lipes

Amount Raised

$5,429

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christie Emler

Amount Raised

$5,318

 

106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Debra Ayers

Amount Raised

$5,184

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Flavia Pema

Flavia Pema

5 years ago

Jennifer Peckham Jacobs

Jennifer Peckham Jacobs

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Sarah Achin

Sarah Achin

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Tina Hamel

Tina Hamel

DONATION: $100

Walt Whitman, segment of Song of Myself: I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, And filter and fibre your blood. Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, Missing me one place search another, I stop somewhere waiting for you. Gina, I wish you luck. The marathon is a humbling experience and I will never forget running the Boston Marathon. I wish I had known about John's loss, as I would have gladly run this again. So, for you, luck, and for John's family, my condolences. 5 years ago

Elana Dekkers

Elana Dekkers

DONATION: $10

GO GINA!!! I am sooooo excited you are running on our great team! 5 years ago

The Barbara Family

The Barbara Family

Gina, Good luck on the run. Tanner will be the wind at your back for sure! With Love, The Barbara Family 5 years ago

Denise West

Denise West

5 years ago

Soledad

Soledad

DONATION: $40

So proud of you! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Go Gina Bencivenga! 5 years ago