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Team IHP Completes Marathon

April 18, 2017
2017 Team IHP

April 17 was warmer than expected, but that didn’t prevent the members of Team IHP from completing the 2017 Boston Marathon.

In doing so, the three alumni – Kristin Camara, CSD ’11, Michaela Deasy, MS-Nursing ’14, and Nina Freitas, DPT ’16 – raised more than $16,000 to support the MGH Institute.

Camara, who is a speech-language pathologist in home care and inpatient rehabilitation, finished the 26.2-mile course in 04:36:10. She ran to support the Christopher Norman Educational Fund, which honors 2007 Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate Christopher Norman who unexpectedly passed away in 2010. The fund has helped students recruit participants for research and thesis projects, purchase research-related software, enroll in leadership conferences, and conduct an international stuttering research project.

Deasy, a nurse practitioner in Massachusetts General Hospital’s Crohn’s and Colitis Center, completed the race in 04:17:30. She ran to support student scholarships at the school, where the average overall debt burden for a student upon graduating is close to $90,000.

Freitas, a physical therapist at Emerson Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitative and Sport Therapies, also ran to support student scholarships. An avid soccer player but was frequently sidelined due to various orthopedic injuries, she finished the race in 04:03:44.

Donations will continue to be accepted through June 30.