We would like to introduce ourselves to you and thank you for visiting our fundraising page.
My name is Sam Rovers and my story starts right here at the old Beth Israel, having been born there many years ago. Growing up along the marathon route in Allston and then Ashland, I was fortunate enough to watch each year as hundreds of people fought past their individual hurdles to raise money for many amazing organizations. I was always in awe and incredibly inspired. I knew that someday I wanted to be one of those runners. Beth Israel has always been a part of my family's story whether it has been joyous births or scary tumor diagnoses . When it came time to apply for nursing jobs, I knew my first choice was BIDMC. When I got up the courage to apply to the Boston Marathon , I knew I wanted it to be in support of this amazing organization, that I am now so lucky to work for. I could not be more proud to run for my hospital in the city that I love.
My name is Emily White, and while I have only been at BIDMC for three years, I have always been proud to work at this medical institution from the very beginning. One of my favorite aspects of OR nursing is the feeling of coming together as a team with surgeons, anesthesia , scrub techs, and nurses from all departments to provide patients and their families with the very best care. This year, I am so excited to be included on a different type of team within BIDMC, as a member of their Boston Marathon team. The Boston Marathon has been a goal of mine for quite some time, and I feel incredibly lucky to experience this while representing BIDMC as a runner versus spectator!
The two of us became fast friends after Sam was assigned to be Emily's preceptor for her first six months in the OR. We went on our first running adventure in 2018 when we signed up for a Ragnar Relay Race through the Cape. After running three legs , one of which was overnight we jokingly said we thought running a half marathon would have been easier. A year later, we had convinced several friends and coworkers to run the Old Port Half with us. While they won‘t be joining us on this run , their encouragement and support gave us the confidence to apply to the Boston Marathon. It was only fitting for us to team up to support BIDMC’s Annual Fund , a cause close to our hearts, that helps support the great work that Is done by all of our coworkers each day here at BIDMC.
We are looking forward to increasing awareness and peoples' understanding of all of the fantastic care that is provided at our medical center!
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.
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!
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BIDMC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization , Tax ID number (TIN) 04-2103881
Checks should be made payable to BIDMC with “Samantha Rovers/Emily White/Boston Marathon 2020” in the memo line and mailed to BIDMC , Office of Development , 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215