I am running the 2014 Boston Marathon as a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Hematology and Oncology team! In 2000 I was involved with this team as my Dad’s “patient partner,” as I'd had an ovarian tumor surgically removed at MGHfC. Throughout my time there I was exceptionally cared for. My favorite nurses Kiki and Heidi are still at MGHfC. For many years I have cheered on my parents and friends from the marathon sidelines. Now it’s my turn to challenge myself.
I am grateful and proud to run for the hospital that gave me so much. My goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 for cancer care and research for MGH’s youngest patients to help them make a recovery like mine. Please consider a $100 donation to this cause. No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated.
I hope that I can count on your support and that you will come out to watch me run on April 21, 2014!
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -
Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock Financial, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised nearly $9 million to support the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital forChildren (MGHfC). Funds raised are directed to cancer care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.
MGHfC has put these funds to good use advancing cutting-edge research, increasing the number of clinical studies to improve cure rates and providing the best treatment possible to pediatric cancer patients. But MGHfC is also focused on the quality of life of its young patients and their families. The marathon program also supports child life activities such as art and music therapy and support services for parents and siblings of patients.
We are grateful for the hard work of all of our runners and the dedication of their family and friends as they go through this historic journey.
The 2014 marathon is going to be one of the most historic 26.2 mile runs ever and we are honored to be a part of it. We appreciate your support. MGH Strong!