Richard Milliken'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:

January 29, 2012

Dear Family and Friends,

I hope this letter finds you well and you are enjoying the New Year.

For many of us, the New Year marks the changing of the calendar and the hopes of the year to come, but for others it takes on a much more profound meaning.  It means the chance to celebrate the small victories day by day, week by week and month by month.

In December 2006, my nephew Liam, at the young age of 5 months, was diagnosed with a rare Rhabdomyosarcoma tumor on his right lung.  Against many odds, Liam and his family persevered with grace, courage and the prayers of friends and family.  Liam is now 5 years old and has been clear of cancer since February of 2008.  The pure will and determination of such a young boy and his family has had a significant impact on my life.

Liam received amazing treatment at Mass General Hospital.  The MGH team treated Liam and his family with great care and compassion.  On April 16, 2012 I will be running the Boston Marathon in honor of Liam as a member of the Mass General Marathon Team…”Fighting Kids’ Cancer…One Step at a Time.” 

I am proud to have the opportunity to run in honor of Liam and the many others that have battled this horrible disease.  Any contribution, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated and will go a long way “Fighting Kids’ Cancer…One Step at a Time.”

Warmest Regards

Rick 

 

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.

$7,753

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brad and Staci Van Buren

    $100

  • Jason & Ryann Holloway

    $100

  • Liam

    $100

  • Chris and Liz Karvonen

    $100

  • The Powers Family

     

  • The Hopwood family

    $25

  • Richard van Roon and family

    $25

  • William Munroe

    $50

  • Melissa Cole

    $50

  • Deb Haslam & Family

    $50

  • John & Kim Reddy

    $25

  • Tom & Shannon Dempsey

    $100

  • Mark & Kathy Fisher

    $100

  • The Gack Family

    $75

  • John Flynn & Family

    $50

  • The Doo Family

    $50

  • The Hickey Family

    $100

  • Puccio Family

    $100

  • TJ Cole

    $100

  • Ben Lentz

    $50

  • The Tighe Family

     

  • Pam, Joe, Joey and Ava

    $100

  • The English Family

    $100

  • Mary Ellen & Bob OLeary

    $100

  • The Lepsevich Family

    $50

  • Gustin Family

    $50

  • Jim and Lisa Sullivan

    $100

  • The Goodings

    $100

  • Costello Family

    $100

  • Bill Pappas and Lorraine Rossi

    $100

  • Jimmy & Patsy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laura, Bob, Ashley and Robert Milliken

    $25

  • Mike Enos

    $100

  • Sharon Massaglia

    $100

  • Greg and Sherry Martin

    $100

  • The Haynes Family

    $100

  • Brian Knutsen

    $15

  • Dan, Lisa, Danielle, Charlise and Savann...

    $50

  • The Osborn Family (TX)

    $100

  • The Kavanagh Family

    $100

  • Kevin, Mooney & Hunter Osborn

    $25

  • Eduardo Dorado

    $50

  • Mike Jacobson

    $25

  • Dan Sinkiewicz & family

    $50

  • Young Family

    $25

  • Wendi and Neil Levine

    $50

  • Cassie Wang and family

    $100

  • The Long Family

    $25

  • Ms. Donna Wilgus

    $25

  • Ms. Kathleen C. Mansfield

    $35

  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Milliken

    $35

  • Mr. and Mrs. William J. McCorkle

    $50

  • Anonymous Donor

    $50

  • Ms. Jane E. Davis

    $50

  • Mrs. Amy L. Kramer

    $75

  • Mr. and Mrs. John F. Flynn

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Milliken

    $700

  • Kevin McMenamy

    $50

  • The Tarzia Family

    $100

  • Cam Marshall

    $50

  • Dan Demeo

     

  • The McNeals

    $50

  • The Domenico Family

    $50

  • Joel & Jennifer Baptista

    $25

  • BJ Rama

    $40

  • RJ, Zach, and Ryan

    $100

  • Bob and Joanne

    $100

  • Peggy McCorkle

    $25

  • Jim and Maureen

    $50

  • Daniel Cunningham

    $25

  • Jack McCorkle and Naomi Schwartz

    $52

  • Jeannette & Debbie Milliken

    $25

  • Ava, Emily, Kati and Steve Kelley

    $100

  • The Cary Family

    $50

  • The Carney Family

    $50

  • Sean & Kinder Meade

    $26

  • Caton Connector Corporat...

    $500

  • Dean & Michelle Riley

    $50

  • The McQueeney Family

    $50

  • Jim & Susan Seely

    $100

  • Nana and Papa Casey

    $275

  • Cohen Family

    $50

  • The Russo Family

    $50

  • The Ogilvie Family

    $75

  • Playtown Express

    $150

  • The Silvestros

    $50

  • The Caseys of Upton

    $150

  • Karen and Bill Meade

    $100

  • Karen Osborn Shanley

    $100

  • The Schellings Family

    $50

  • Kerri McDermott (Campbell) & Matt Mc...

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Shea

    $25

  • Ms. Mary A. Milliken

    $50

  • Mr. Arthur A. Osborn Jr.

    $50

  • Mr. Kevin D. Duffy

    $50

  • Ms. Jeanette L. Pollara

    $50

  • Mr. Arthur F. Bent Jr.

    $50

  • Mr. William L. Flynn and Ms. Kellie Smit...

    $100

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78% 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

Ms. Mary A. Milliken

Ms. Mary A. Milliken

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Shea

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Shea

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kerri McDermott (Campbell) & Matt McDermott

Kerri McDermott (Campbell) & Matt McDermott

2 years ago

The Schellings Family

The Schellings Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Karen Osborn Shanley

Karen Osborn Shanley

DONATION: $100

2 years ago