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Mass General Marathon Team

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Thank you so much for your contributions to Children's Cancer at MGH! Your dollars improve the lives of so many little ones battling cancer

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

I am running to honor my five year old niece Ashley, who is in remission from leukemia. Ashley is a beautiful, feisty,fabulous fighter...and what better way to honor her courage and fortitude in all the misery she has battled than to raise money that will benefit other children with cancer. Please help me by joining in the fight! 

 

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.

$5,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Runner Girls

    $50

  • Sassy

    $50

  • crashmunky

    $100

  • Jonathan and Ashley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Frank and Ninfa

    $50

  • BaconLover

    $50

  • Sarah R

    $50

  • April Haydel

    $50

  • Mary and Rich

    $100

  • Annie

    $100

  • Shane Bellanger

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Susie R.

    $50

  • Dick Danger

    $200

  • Ms. Tanya E. Virgadamo

    $25

  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard M. Vanlange... Jr.

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Miller

    $100

  • Roy & Charmaine Lissarra...

    $100

  • Brenna and Reilly

    $100

  • Ms. Judy P. Babin

    $50

  • W. Keith De Jong, D.D.S. A Professi... C...

    $250

  • Tomas Orihuela

    $50

  • Ms. Diane E. Keeven

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Opelka

    $500

  • Cecile Many, MD

    $200

  • Ms. Joan A. Album

    $100

  • Orthoptic Rehab Clinic of Metairie

    $150

  • Janeen Backes

     

  • Turbo

    $50

  • Dr. and Mrs. Steve Jenkins

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Mabry

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Bardot

    $200

  • Freeport... Copper & Gold Foundation

    $200

  • Surin family

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nick and Heather Nunez

    $25

  • Connie and Rusty Silvey

    $50

  • Jennelle and Mark

    $25

  • Mrs. Susan Opelka

    $20

  • Mrs. Susan Opelka

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Harmon

    $50

  • Be Tu T. Tran

    $50

  • Ms. Jackie Sue Scelfo

    $300

  • Ms. Debra A. Simon

    $100

  • Mrs. Susan Opelka

    $55

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104% 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

BaconLover

BaconLover

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Frank and Ninfa

Frank and Ninfa

DONATION: $50

Good Luck!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Jonathan and Ashley

Jonathan and Ashley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

crashmunky

crashmunky

DONATION: $100

In memory of Kendall Springman. 2 years ago