As most of you know, I am a cancer survivor and have been running the Boston Marathon for the past few years to help Mass General Children’s Cancer Center raise funds for research and patient/ family care. Last year I ran for Chloe Paoletta, my patient partner from MGH Children’s Cancer Center. Chloe finished her treatments in 2011 and she is doing fabulous, working on high school choices for next year and getting ready for a well-deserved vacation with her family. I am pleased to say that she will be my inspiration again this year!
The donations we make today will help children and their families. Last year the MGH Marathon Team (100 Runners) raised almost $800,000. Last year, Team Chloe and Charlie raised almost $20,000! Of all monies raised, 97% go directly to benefit a child’s care. The funds help with research promoting shorter stays in the hospital, medications with fewer side effects, and eventually, a cure for childhood cancers. Your donations are saving children’s lives every day. We are so fortunate to have hospitals like MGH in our own backyard that offer the best care!
We have all had children or family members who were sick and have done anything we could to help them get through it. Children should be having fun, not in the hospital getting chemo, radiation or bone marrow transplants. I have stayed close to the Children’s Cancer Center for the past few years and it is amazing to see how far advancements in treatment have come. Imagine what the future holds!
Chloe is living proof that these funds raised are helping to cure childhood cancers. Please accept this challenge to be part of our team and make a donation today. Thank you for your continued support!
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