Why would anyone want to run 26.2 miles? Here’s my story. Please take a minute to read it and hopefully you’ll be encouraged to donate as I am to run. Remember there is no I in marathon, and I need all of you to get me to that finish line.
In January, just 25 days after my mother in-law passed away from cancer my father would suffer a heart attack, go into cardiac arrest, and for the five days that followed be unable to recover. Leading me to the hardest choice of my life which was letting him go. My father was initially cared for at BIDMC in Plymouth where we live. After the doctors there were able to recover him from cardiac arrest and get a stent in (which I was told later was amazing they were able to pull it off) he was med flighted to BIDMC in Boston. Over the next five days he received such great care and the compassion and sympathy we received made this most horrific experience easier to handle. All the family that visted had the same feelings and we still can not say enough about the staff there. Particularly in the CCU. While in BIDMC in Boston one of those days I saw a poster for their marathon team. As a runner for about 7 years, and having missed getting in the previous year, I knew that this was how I was going to give back to the hospital that made the final days I had with my father the best they could be. Not only am I able to accomplish a dream of mine but can help a place I’ll never forget. My dad was my biggest fan and even though I know he won’t be waiting at this finish line for me, he will be with me at every mile. I can’t do this alone and need your support. I’m asking for everyone to give a minimum of $26, to represent the distance I will be running. If you can give more great. If you can only give $1 know it is still greatly appreciated. Please donate. Not to me, but in the memory of my father and to the great doctors and nurses at the BIDMC so they can continue to give the same care that my family was fortunate enough to receive.
Team BIDMC is running to support a variety of programs, including the Cancer Center, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Klarman Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Annual Fund, kidney disease research, and Bowdoin Street Health Center's Healthy Champions Program. Several of our runners are also supporting our Needham, Milton, and Plymouth affiliates. Thank you for your support!
I am running on behalf of the Annual Fund
The Annual Fund provides flexible funding to advance the priorities and projects that support our mission of providing unparalleled care for all of our patients, teaching the next generation of physicians, and finding cures for the most devastating diseases of our time.