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Mass General Marathon Team

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Thank you all very much....your support inspires me and keeps me going!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

 

I am not a runner! So when I was given the opportunity to run in the 2012 Boston Marathon, I said YES.  Are you confused?  A non-runner is going to run the Boston Marathon?  Yup, 26.2 glorious miles! So I have challenged everyone to: Ask me why I’m running…

I am running for children - my children, your children and everyone’s children - because children shouldn’t know cancer.

I am so proud to be a member of this team.  It's an amazing feeling to know my participation is helping fund cutting edge research for childhood cancers and programs to support children and their families during treatment.  I run for these children and their families and friends.  Their strength is my motivation every time I run.    

When I am not running, I am a mom to two young children (ages 3 and 15 months) and a wife to a wonderfully supportive husband.  I am also the mom to two energetic pups, Lola and Charlie, who love waiting for me to come back from my runs.

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. 

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.

$8,428

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katie & Kennedy Millea

    $75

  • Laurie Irwin

    $50

  • Penguins Fans

    $500

  • Body Kneads, Inc.

    $100

  • Steve Davis

    $50

  • Arlene

     

  • Ms. Patricia Lamoriello

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Scout Iozzia

    $30

  • Charlie and Lola

     

  • Marc and Toni Verga

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Deb Squizzero

    $50

  • Jay, Melissa, Noah and Ryan

    $50

  • Pam Riddle

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $775

  • Ms. Olga Caruolo

    $20

  • Mr. and Mrs. John L. Dealmo

    $20

  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Silva

    $50

  • Mr. Stephen E. Socha

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. James F. Soares

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Roy

    $200

  • Mr. and Mrs. Aldo Sammartino

    $1,000

  • Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gildea

    $10

  • Mr. Thomas A. Tarro III

    $50

  • Miss Heather E. Peach

    $25

  • Ms. Stacy M. Calvino

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Brady

    $26

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin W. Casey

    $26

  • Ms. Virginia Giusti

    $30

  • Ms. Kristen L. Tassone

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Caskey

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Seitz

    $50

  • Karen Squizzero

    $50

  • Anne Lamoriello

    $100

  • Auclair Wealth Management Inc.

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. John D. Millea

    $50

  • Ms. Gina M. Coccia

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Montalbano

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean J. Capuano

    $150

  • Mr. Patrick J. Neary and Adriana Palumbo...

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Erickson

    $25

  • Robb Falaguerra

    $100

  • Cheheraz... Patel

    $25

  • Steven J. Toto

    $100

  • Janice Choiniere

    $25

  • Ann and Jeffrey Clark

    $45

  • LEXI

    $250

  • Kristin.. Go Heidi!

    $100

  • Ms. Kathryn S. Conrad

    $50

  • Ms. Marilynn A. Romoli

    $10

  • Ms. Joan P. Bennet

    $20

  • Mr. and Mrs. Burton F. Homonoff

    $50

  • Kristin Butler Rosengren

    $25

  • Maureen & Brian Pagliaro

    $25

  • Annalise and Madelyn Weibe

    $26

  • Robyn

    $50

  • Engle Family

    $100

  • Kevin & Katie Daley

    $100

  • Mr. Jack M. Adjmi

    $100

  • Panties Plus Inc.

    $260

  • Ms. Stacey Theroux

    $50

  • La Salle Academy

    $200

  • Beanito Aussito

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Trainor

    $50

  • The O'Brien Family

    $100

  • Maury

    $20

  • Anonymous Donor

    $500

  • Anonymous Donor

    $1,000

  • Judith W. Legraw

    $10

  • Maryjane Pantaleo

    $25

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169% Raised of $5,000 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

Panties Plus Inc.

Panties Plus Inc.

DONATION: $260

2 years ago

Mr. Jack M. Adjmi

Mr. Jack M. Adjmi

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kevin & Katie Daley

Kevin & Katie Daley

DONATION: $100

Great cause. Enjoy the race Heidi you only have one first marathon and believe it or not 26.2 can be an awesome time. 2 years ago

Engle Family

Engle Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Robyn

Robyn

DONATION: $50

Go Heidi! Have fun! 2 years ago