See the difference you make
A family affair: Team Colin
What can $1.5 million do?
Our community: by the numbers
Our Miracle Makers
Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital ranks #1 on the U.S. News & World Report Pediatric Honor Roll and ranks first in 7 out of 10 evaluated specialties. No other hospital in the nation comes close, so families from every state and more than 100 countries travel to Boston Childrenâ€™s for care.
It started with you—and your powerful decision to help. It was your effort and your bright spirit that made the 2015 Eversource Walk for Boston Children’s a success. You raised $1.5 million for the hospital— bringing health and hope to so many children. See for yourself in our Walk Impact Report. Thank you for all you do.
A family affair Six hours after Colin Newton was born, things went terribly wrong. He struggled to breathe and his body became limp. Doctors at his neighborhood hospital quickly transferred him to Boston Children’s neonatal intensive care unit.
And the Walk enabeled us to give back to the hospital that got our son home.” They invited their extended family to walk with them, raising $36,000. That’s when they learned Boston Children’s had done even more for their family— treating Colin’s great aunt Loretta in 1956.
Over the next 80 days, an expert team worked to combat Colin’s life-threatening medical issues, including myopathy, a condition that causes severe muscle weakness and developmental delays. One day, his doctor casually mentioned Colin going home. “I almost burst into tears, because it filled me with hope” said his mom, Erin. “We feared that he’d never use his nursery—that’d he’d never come home.” Now 1, Colin is home, getting stronger with help from Boston Children’s.
Boston Children’s repaired Loretta’s craniofacial deformity through surgery, then throughout her childhood, worked to improve her hearing and speech. “I wouldn’t be who I am today without Boston Children’s,” said Loretta. Loretta was one of 54 walkers on Colin on Walk day.
Team Colin. “At first, it was about
Colin,” said Loretta. “Then it was about me and Colin. Then it was about us and everybody else,
“For us, doing the Walk was a no-brainer,” said Erin. “We celebrated Colin’s first year of life at the Walk.
walking to say you’re not alone. We’re all family. ”
What can $1.5 million do? Backed by your support, these treatments and programs are just a few of the many that make a life-saving difference for kids.
Make hearts whole
Revolutionize emergency care
What used to be a lethal condition—an underdeveloped left heart—is now treatable. Boston Children’s experts pioneered a surgical procedure that triggers the heart’s main pumping chamber to grow, giving kids fully functioning hearts.
After losing a young patient despite providing by-the-book care, a Boston Children’s doctor had an idea: create a form of oxygen that can be injected into the bloodstream, bypassing the lungs. It would deliver oxygen to the body faster, when oxygen depletion could cause death or significant damage. Now in development, injectable oxygen could become a mainstay in emergency care.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
Open ductus arteriosus Main pulmonary Small (hypoplastic) aorta
Atrial septal Underdeveloped left Septum
Bring play where it’s needed most
Save children’s vision
All kids deserve a safe place to play. Boston Children’s new Lorber Family Playground in Jackson Square provides one. With ziplines, swings, a handicapaccessible merry-go-round and more, kids of all ages and abilities find joy there. The playground, built near Martha Eliot Health Center in one of Boston’s neediest neighborhoods, is an example of our ongoing commitment to our community.
“Lazy” and misaligned eyes are the leading cause of preventable vision loss in young children. But the Pediatric Vision Scanner, developed by a Boston Children’s doctor, is allowing for earlier, easier screening. The portable, user-friendly device could ultimately eliminate child vision loss from these conditions.
Our community: by the numbers 4,400 Walkers
335 Miracle Makers
Hospital employee teams
Our Sponsors Part of our caring community, Walk sponsors make a lasting impact. Thank you to all our 2015 sponsors.
Cape Cod Potato Chips • DCR Massachusetts • Edaville USA • Frito Lay • Golden Girl Granola Health Warrior • KIND Healthy Snacks • Sodexo • The Allied Group • WCVB TV 5
Our Miracle Makers Going the extra mile, Miracle Makers raise $1,000 or more ($500 or more for children). PLATINUM $10,000 and above
Thomas Catanese Ryan McCarthy Chris Newton Avery Nigrelli Marlene Reynolds Mae Tapley GOLD $5,000 to $9,999
Paula Apsell Carola Cadley Lynne Capozzi Stacey Curran Christopher Domey Yvonne Lynch Lindsay Perry Cynthia Santosuosso Rebecca Skoler Samantha Skoler SILVER $2,500 to $4,999
Jake Adduci Laura Arico Matthew Bartlett Melanie Beaulier Jennifer Bettencourt Jennifer Byrnes Penelope Conner Julie Dardano Jennifer Dawe Heather Estee Myers Family Kim Federico Amy Grayson Jennifer Grubler Nora Halfenger Greg Hegerich Hunter Hirsch Ty Hirsch David Hughes Heidi Kassner Jacqueline Kirwin Philip Lembo Cynthia Long Brendan Long Bob Magnusson John Mazzone Jen Meyers Gwendolyn Mitchell Judith Moroz Erin Newton Lauren Norton Nancy Pastore Marlene Perkins Mary Piccolo Perry Rodgers Rachel Rosenthal Izzy Scavone Jennifer Shores Emily Singer David Singer Krista Snow Danielle Spaulding Inez Stewart Brenda Stockamore Kathleen VanDernoot Koko VanDernoot
Brody VanDernoot Will Ward Sylvia Watson Sara Wessland BRONZE $1,000 to $2,499
Luke Aengenheyster Amania Allen Albie Alvarez-Cote Ann Alves Valerie Anastasio Rebecca Anderholm Justin Armata Kaylee Aroian Patricia Aube David Ball Karen Barnett Julie Bartlett Melissa Bass Lilly Bastien Debbie Berson Peter Berson Ava Bialow Olaf Bodamer Meredith Boericke Ian W. Bond Gretchen Bostrom Bennett Bredford Chris Breecher Wendy Briggs Erica Brown Jennifer Burnham Lena Butera Paul Butera Erin Butera MaryLou Butler Thomas Byrnes Thomas Carty Alyssa Caruso Mary Casey Brett Chase Gary Chase Eileen Chase Melissa Chiano Tanya Christenson Paul Connelly Nikki Conway Matt Costigan Vincent Coyle Lauren Crane Molly Crowley Tara Curtis Elijah Daniels Kristen Dattoli Sophia David Elizabeth Dawe Jean DeBaggis Dori DeMaio Michael Deyarmond Loretta Dines Charlie Dockendorff Michelle Domey Carson Domey Tom Dâ€™Orsi Carroll Drinkwater Ryan Driscoll Janie Dunn Molly Dunn
Melissa Dunphe Declan Eagen Ken Eagen Tara Eagen Kerry Ennis Tara Ettinger Adrian Favulli Jessica Fazio Michelle Fearon Michael Fel Shayna Fel Nadav Fel Catherine Ferguson Evelyn Ferguson Nicole Fiore Abigail Fireman John Foskett Greg Fredo Adam Freedman Daniel Freink Shari Friedman Andrea Furtado Danielle Garry Julie Gaynor Mary Gegler Aidan George Ann Gillis Jamie Gleason Laura Glynn Stacey Golden Andrea Gonzalez Jonathon Grayson Meyer Green Heather Grieves Michelle Lee Guiney Emma Gustin Carl Haas John Ham Brooklyn Hanlon Chace Hanlon Nicole Hanlon Jamie Harris Fiona Hayes Leah Hecht Jack Hegerich Elliott Henderson Silas Henderson Allison Herman Charlie Hernandez Owen Higgins Maureen Hopper Kristin Houtler Fiona Hyland Karrie Hylen Cameron Jaynes Jennifer Joy Carol Joy James Judge Ari Kassner Lisa Keeler Tricia Kendall Mckenna Kendall Julie Kenerson Chris Kennedy Maureen Kiely Olivia Kirby Miyuki Kirby Andrea Kreitman Leanne Lanieri 8
Julia Laven Kelli LaVita Jennis LaVita Elizabeth Lemcke Micayla Lenane Kailyn Leung Tim Leveroni Jennifer Lohmar Andrew Long Michael Loughlin Amber Malavich Amy Malavich Jim Malavich Jenny Malavich Dyani Maldonado Abby Mansfield Shannon Mansfield Michael Mansfield Maggie Mansfield Nancy Marcucci Kerry May Janine McCabe Zach McCann Alice McCarthy Rob McCarthy Diane Mccarthy Ginny McCarthy Will McCarthy Adele McCarthy Natasha McCrum Mary McGann Becky McGowan Cindi McGrath Polly McKenna Ed McNaught Jane McNulty Neeta Mehta Owen Michaud Julia Michaud Olivia Michaud Lori Michaud Lisa Millman Jared Millman Katrina Millman Margaret Morton Nancy Moylan Anne Moynihan John Moynihan Rebecca Namwase Thery Narcisse Dawn Nathanson Shawn Nehiley Colin Newton Somerby Newton Patricia Newton Stephanie Newton Joe Nolan Laura Oâ€™Melia Alice Omerhi Allison Ouellette Beverly Peluso Shira Pemstein Anne Marie Perham Maureen Pienta Carolyn Pitter Alex Pool Kelly Porfilio Joe Porfilio Mackenzie Purcell
Lindsay Purcell Luke Radzik Maria Rahwan Carla Ranelli Penelope Reale Mark Reed Timothy Renzi Paul Reppucci Christine Resendes Janet Rice Peter Richer Kai Robinson Lang Robinson Tyler Rodgers Zack Rodgers Chris Rodgers Danyel Rodgers Mark Rooney James Scavone Amy Scavone Erica Schultz Antonino Scuderi Annika Seed Jamie Sherry Terry Simpson Holly Simpson Mike Smith M&M Smith Maria Soares Lidia Soares Louis Sousa Vincent Spartichino Amanda Spartichino Vincent Sponholtz Matt Spurling Kathleen St.Denis Amanda Stebbins Jennifer Stevens Maria Sweeney Scott Taberner Gregory Tanzer Caroline Theerman Luca Theos Dominic Theos Anthony Theos Tony Theos Brianna Thibeault Angela Thomas Lina Tollis Kristin Totoro Kyle Totoro Jeanne Vaughn Sheila Ventresca Alexandra Wade Jordan Warren Alisha Warren Jonathan Warren Mark Watson Lisa Weafer Sharyn Whitman Sarah Wiggin Donald Wilding John Willard Paul Woundy Maya Woundy Elizabeth Wuori Jackson Young Aidan Young Alison Young
We hope youâ€™ll join us next year to continue the support and celebration!