41 Garrison Road
Brookline, MA 02445
believe in brookline kids is back!
Please join Brookline Community Mental Health Center on June 15, 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts for Believe in Brookline Kids III: The Art of Well-Being; a festive evening to celebrate our work with families and children and support the well-being of kids in our community. Tickets available now.
Marathon Program: Team Brookline
Team Brookline 2013!
Team Brookline is an athletic charity program that will bring together twenty or more runners to run the 2013 Boston Marathon while benefiting Brookline-based charities.
Team Brookline/Brookline Community Mental Health Center Runners
- Alejandro Alvarado
- Elizabeth Burke
- Amy Canham
- Jennifer Cullen
- Joshua Eagle
- Sarah Harris
- Jon Levisohn
- Michael Luca
- Leah Stearns
- Ajay Zutshi
Please support our team by clicking on a runner's name or picture to be directed to their fundraising page. Each runner has a goal of raising $5,000 with proceeds directly benefitting BCMHC programs and services.
Alejandro is Boston resident who has played competitive sports through college. He is excited to be part of a team again and loves to feed off the energy of a motivated group. He ran the BAA Half Marathon last October and decided he'd like to run his first marathon with Team Brookline. Alejandro is committed to use this experience to raise awareness and support for the services BCMHC provides for the community. To support Alejandro in his run, please go to:
Liz is a 24 year old editor who recently moved to the Brookline area. She is running her first marathon in support of the BCMHC and in honor of her grandfather, who is currently suffering from dementia. She is raising support to fund programs at the BCMHC like Homesafe, which works with all individuals at risk of wandering or getting lost (children with autism, adults with cognitive disorders, and elders with Alzheimer's or dementia). She has always run 5ks and 10ks but never a marathon. "Being part of Team Brookline has been an amazing experience for my first marathon because we are all running for a common cause and are a great support system to one another!" To support Liz in her run, please go to:
Amy is a research assistant at MIT and has run many half marathons with her big sister (Leah Stearns-also running for BCMHC!). She is running to honor her mother who has worked in the mental health industry for over 20 years, and to support the importance of having quality mental health services in the Brookline community. To support Amy in her run, please go to:
Jennifer is a nurse and Newton resident who has been running for over 7 years. Running the Boston Marathon is her lifelong dream and she is thrilled to be fulfilling this dream while benefiting a cause she is passionate about. She believes that the support of Team Brookline will be the key to her crossing that finish line. To support Jennifer in her run, please go to:
Josh is a Brookline resident and clinician at BCMHC. This is his second Marathon and this year he's chosen to run in honor of a young man named Jose Vazquez-Vinasco. He met Jose through his involvement in the Brookline Center's BRYT Program at Brookline High School last year. Tragically, he passed away in December from complications related to cancer. "A portion of the funds I raise through my run will help support a college scholarship for students like Jose who have fought and overcome long odds on their own paths to college. I plan to make Jose (and you!) proud on April 15." To support Josh in his run, please go to:
Sarah is a third grade teacher at the Baker School in Brookline. She became aware of the BCMHC through her work. "The support BCMHC provides to children and families is invaluable. This will be my first marathon. I have been amazed by the tremendous support I have received from friends and family regarding my fundraising and training. Now that I have successfully completed the 21 mile training run, I cannot wait for April 15th!" To support Sarah in her run, please go to:
Jon is a professor at Brandeis University who is deeply connected to the Brookline community having grown up in Washington Square. He is a life-long runner who recently completed his first half-marathon and is inspired to complete his first full marathon. To support Jon in his run, please go to:
A former Brookline resident, Michael is running his first marathon to support the BCMHC and the in school programs provided by BCMHC. He has a deep passion for education. His work as a professor at Harvard University often has him traveling so he is especially excited to have a full team of runners and coaches for support and motivation. To support Michael in his run, please go to:
Leah is a Brookline resident and member of the BCMHC Board of Directors and volunteer for the Women at the Center. This will be Leah's 4th marathon but the experience will be extra special as she will run with her teammate and sister, Amy Canham. Leah is dedicating Boston 2013 to their mother who has worked in the mental health industry for over 20 years. To support Leah in her run, please go to:
Ajay is a Brookline resident who picked up running again this winter after a 20 year break. This will be his first "official" marathon. He is inspired by a close family member who also began running late in life and is now an ultra-marathoner. He strongly believes in the mission of the Brookline Community Mental Health Center and feels that community mental health care should be accessible in every town. To support Ajay in his run, please go to: