Kathleen Doyle's Fundraiser:

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:

Thanks for visiting my marathon fundraising page and thanks in advance for your support!

As a Palliative Care physician, I am frequently asked if my work is sad.  While I am at times reminded of the frailty of human life, I am more often struck by the resilience of the human spirit.  I think about the woman with lung disease who tap dances with 2L of oxygen, the young mother who started her own foundation or the elderly man who greeted me every morning by saying "what's shakin', Toots?"  Their perserverance, strength and humor through incredibly difficult times is truly inspiring.

I have always wanted to run a marathon but didn't think I had the strength or wil to get through it.  However, the obstacle of running 26.2 miles is nothing compared to the obstacles faced by my patients every day.  I hope to have a fraction of their perserverance, strength and humor too as I run from Hopkinton to Boston.  I run for them and I hope you will help me in honoring them by making a donation.

Thanks so much for your support!!  

 

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.

$4,072

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kathleen Doyle

    $200

  • Rebecca

    $25

  • Monika Doshi

    $100

  • Ella, Quinn, and Caden

    $50

  • karen davidson

    $50

  • Tom Powderly

     

  • The Wilson Tabrsaks

    $50

  • Victoria Mejia

    $20

  • Catherine Liberles

    $50

  • Linda and Sam Spak

    $20

  • Todd Rinehart

    $50

  • Andy Murphy

    $50

  • Jeanne and Bill Stax

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Connor Jaxon

    $50

  • Anya Lepp

     

  • Tina Powderly

     

  • Corrie Alexander

     

  • Jane deLima Thomas

    $52

  • Elliot

    $100

  • Bruce Springst...

    $100

  • Carol Touma

     

  • Nicole Theodoro...

     

  • Helen Lynch

    $100

  • The West Hartford Doyles

    $50

  • Alex Carbo

     

  • Juliet Jacobsen

    $50

  • Wendy Von Wald and Chris Brousseau

    $50

  • Jim & Amy Tierney

     

  • Andrea Boyajian

    $25

  • Jane + Scott Ferriss

    $25

  • Christina Kim

     

  • Lorie Smith

     

  • Brooke Worster

     

  • Laura McPeake

    $100

  • Vicki Jackson and Phil Knapp

    $100

  • The Speicher Family

    $100

  • Munish Gupta

     

  • Jay, Kriti, Kiyaan, Kaasni

    $100

  • Eva Chittenden

     

  • Dani Ko and Ken Pang

     

  • Susan, Peter, Finn, and Nolan

    $50

  • Heidi & Ryan Blake

     

  • Jensy Stafford

     

  • Katrina Scott

    $50

  • Sarah Tapyrik

     

  • Sarah Slater

     

  • Tom, Anh, Tommy and Caitlin Cahill

    $200

  • Brendan and Rosemary McCormick

    $50

  • Catherine Libonate

    $50

  • Jon and Kate Cahill

     

  • Sarita Warrier

    $100

  • Margaret and Bryan

    $100

  • Ms. Molly W. Andolina

    $100

  • Chubb & Son, Inc.

    $50

  • Goldman Sachs & Company

    $50

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The Team: $707,429 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised:

$86,257

 

86% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised:

$15,281

 

2% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zita Mulligan

Amount Raised:

$12,656

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Charles Gillis

Amount Raised:

$11,755

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Sarah and Patricia Psutka

Amount Raised:

$11,418

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Steven Davis

Amount Raised:

$10,686

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Nicholas Elfner

Amount Raised:

$9,397

 

188% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Smita Sihag

Amount Raised:

$9,111

 

91% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jon and Kate Cahill

Jon and Kate Cahill

2 years ago

Catherine Libonate

Catherine Libonate

DONATION: $50

Kathleen, good luck to you in this endeavor. I think this is a great cause! Best of luck! Mrs. Libo 2 years ago

Brendan and Rosemary McCormick

Brendan and Rosemary McCormick

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tom, Anh, Tommy and Caitlin Cahill

Tom, Anh, Tommy and Caitlin Cahill

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Sarah Slater

Sarah Slater

2 years ago