Three local runners will participate in the 2017 Boston Marathon and raise funds to support Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham. As part of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Team BIDMC, Nicole Graber, Dora Tavel-Sanchez Luz and Natalie Cohen are well underway in their training to run the marathon’s 26.2 mile course on April 17.

Nicole Graber

“I started my career in Oncology Nursing at BIDMC 14 years ago knowing that I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my patients. I could not have predicted the impact those same patients would have on my life. They are more than just patients to me and they are the reason I am running. My fundraising will support the patients in the community in which I live, at the hospital to which I bring my own family."
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Natalie Cohen

"I am thrilled to be running the 2017 Boston Marathon in support of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. This year I will be running to give back to the hospital after all that it has done to serve my family and the lives of countless other physicians and patients."
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Dora Tavel-Sanchez Luz

“This is my third time running in support of the hospital and I know this support allows BID–Needham to continue to grow and thrive in the ever-changing health care environment."
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