I am running the marathon in memory of my Dad who passed away in February 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. I am honored to run the race as a member of the Mass General team because MGH is a place that gives exceptional care to all its patients. The compassion shown by the doctors and nurses at MGH is truly inspiring. I have decided to be a member of this team and fundraise for this cause so that children and their families can experience the same level of excellent care that my family has received.
Thanks for your support! Together we can one day find a cure for cancer.
MGH is a 501(c)(3) non proft. Please ask your company to match your gift!
MGH Tax ID number: 04-1564655
Company matches can be made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Mailing Address: MGH Marathon Team Gift Processing, c/o MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.
My runner ID can be listed as well: 168969.
Company matches can also be mailed to me and I will forward on.
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.
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.
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.