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Mass General Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

My path to the MGH Marathon Team was a long and unexpected one. My lovely wife, Ginger, was a patient for several years at MGH, and we made frequent trips to the Yawkey Cancer Center.  In May of last year she passed away from ovarian cancer. During our time at MGH the care that we received under Dr. Carolyn Krasner and NP Maria Roche was just amazing, and Ginger wanted to give something back. She also wanted to do all she could to help future patients fight this disease. We decided to establish a scholarship to help nurses in the cancer center who are taking graduate courses to become nurse practitioners. The Ginger Sutherland Davis Nursing Endowed Scholarship is now a reality.  Kelly McLean Clark of the MGH Development Center worked with me to help make Ginger’s vision come true. Back in July, Kelly and I had lunch to discuss various options, and when we were finished, we somehow got talking about running.  She asked me if I had heard of the MGH Marathon Team…. I had not. Thanks to this chance conversation, I am privileged to be on the team. I am deeply honored to be a Patient Partner with Stephen who is 11 years old and being treated for leukemia.  My goal is to raise $10,000 to support the MHG Pediatric Oncology Department.   I will also be running in memory of Ginger. The attached photo is of Ginger and me at Christmas time 2010.

See a description of the MGH Team and the Patient Partner Program below.

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -

About the Marathon Team

Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock Financial, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised over $6.7 million to support the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Funds raised are directed to cancer care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients. Apply to run on the 2012 Mass General Marathon Team today!

Patient-Partner Program

The MassGeneral Marathon Team is centered around the Marathon Patient-Partner Program, in which runners are paired with patients undergoing cancer treatment at MGHfC. When our runners set out on Boston’s grueling 26.2-mile course, they not only raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research; they inspire and bring hope to the youngest patients we serve.

Last year, 50 children undergoing treatment were paired with Mass General runners. Some runners take part to support young patients they already know and love while others bond with a courageous child they have never met through the Patient-Partner Program. At an emotional pre-race pasta party and ceremony on the night preceding the marathon, runners presented a medal of honor to their patient-partner. It symbolizes a shared personal commitment in the fight against pediatric cancer, and represents all the hope we have that our efforts at Mass General will lead to a cure for this devastating disease.

The Child-Life Program

The Child-Life Program within the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC benefits every year from the funds raised by the Marathon Team. The program utilizes therapeutic play — including music and art therapy, massage and acupuncture — to help pediatric cancer patients and their families cope emotionally and developmentally with their illnesses. This year, more patients than ever before utilized Child-Life services, an indication of the growing popularity of the programming, the recognition of its importance and the program’s ability to continue to expand its offerings — thanks in large part to philanthropic dollars.

Learn More

Learn more about the causes we support and the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MGHfC at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children web site.

$10,686

MONEY RAISED
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  • sarah lessard

    $50

  • Kerry Cussen

     

  • Richard and Claire Damaske

    $100

  • Sandy & Bart

    $200

  • Erin Migausky

     

  • Emily Lordi

    $25

  • Sun Lee

    $100

  • Melissa, Rob, and Rosie Norcross

    $50

  • Lisa Sussman and Rob Anderson

    $25

  • Deb Sofia

     

  • Ms. Janet D. Allison

    $1,000

  • Dick and Rita Cook

    $100

  • Kelly Clark

     

  • Thomas E. Allison

    $100

  • Sarah V.

    $50

  • Katie Mann and Jason Hill

    $50

  • June Wikingstad

    $50

  • Michael Heaven

    $100

  • Pam and Larry Smith

    $50

  • Sharon, Emily, & Dave Sonnenfroh

    $75

  • Russ & Stephanie

    $100

  • The Green Family

    $100

  • Charlotte Doench

    $100

  • Davender and Elizabeth Khera

    $100

  • Diane and Mike Geragosian

    $50

  • Sandy and Wayne

    $100

  • Susan Emery

     

  • Elizabeth Greene

    $150

  • Bob and Dorie

    $250

  • Cathie and Tony Pirri

    $150

  • David Carroll

    $100

  • Paul & Sarah Damaske

     

  • Lynne and Ryan Babcock

    $50

  • Lou and Linda

    $200

  • Kristin Stead

    $50

  • Mr. James W. Sutherland

    $200

  • Ms. Kathleen A. Wicker

    $100

  • Amy Lawrence

    $50

  • CrowdRise

    $10

  • CrowdRise

    $10

  • CrowdRise

    $10

  • james e knee

    $260

  • Skip and Heidi Seaverns

    $200

  • Masamori Endo

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. James M. Martin

    $125

  • John & Ginger Cronin

    $75

  • Ben Mann

    $40

  • Ryan & Alison Shanahan

    $50

  • Robin and Paul Sussman

    $50

  • Joanne Rivet

     

  • Tui & Adam

    $250

  • Taylor

    $100

  • Gayle Atherton

    $26

  • Emily Baluta Snyder

    $100

  • The Kessler Family

    $100

  • Doug and Janet Stith

    $50

  • Rebecca Fleury

    $50

  • Melissa Sparks

    $50

  • Alyson Andresen

    $25

  • Emily Scursso Hamel

    $25

  • Courtney and Matt Gervais

    $25

  • Frankie & Steve Knapp

    $100

  • The Sheedy Family

    $100

  • Chris, Meg and Roan Steed

    $150

  • Mark Merritt

     

  • Kevin and Laura Brown

    $100

  • Catherine and Steve Kennedy

    $25

  • Lorna & Didier Casse

     

  • Robine & Tom Vaneck

    $100

  • Katie Kuczek

    $25

  • Robyn Bue

    $20

  • Kristin & Tom Kinney

     

  • Mark Druy

     

  • Christine Routhier Burke

    $50

  • Ms. Susan W. Handy

    $20

  • Ms. Carol U. Guerrin

    $20

  • Ms. Margaret Ives

    $100

  • Ms. Marjorie A. Palmer

    $100

  • Irfan and Julia Rizvi

    $25

  • Janet, John, Noah, and Gracie Damaske

    $200

  • Brian Adams

    $25

  • The Mulhalls

    $50

  • Delia Rissmiller

     

  • Larry & Theresa Sparks

    $100

  • Alexis H. Broderick

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $410

  • Carolyn Buckley Fusco

    $26

  • Jeremy Levine

    $50

  • The Blongast... Family

    $50

  • Dan Sullivan

    $50

  • Ben & Kristin Wu

    $50

  • Ron Guerriero

    $50

  • Mike Champion

    $50

  • Ms. Fay K. Chary

    $10

  • Len & Deb Hanko

    $50

  • Dr. Steven J. Davis

    $30

  • Mr. and Mrs. George L. Chretien

    $100

  • Ms. Mary D. Broderick

    $20

  • Melody Larkin

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Weiss

    $100

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107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $707,429 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised:

$86,257

 

86% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised:

$15,281

 

2% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zita Mulligan

Amount Raised:

$12,656

Fundraiser Title

Charles Gillis

Amount Raised:

$11,755

Fundraiser Title

Sarah and Patricia Psutka

Amount Raised:

$11,418

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steven Davis

Amount Raised:

$10,686

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicholas Elfner

Amount Raised:

$9,397

 

188% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Smita Sihag

Amount Raised:

$9,111

 

91% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Weiss

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Weiss

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Melody Larkin

Melody Larkin

DONATION: $50

Ginger Davis 2 years ago

Ms. Mary D. Broderick

Ms. Mary D. Broderick

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. George L. Chretien

Mr. and Mrs. George L. Chretien

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dr. Steven J. Davis

Dr. Steven J. Davis

DONATION: $30

2 years ago