To my dear supporters,
It is with overwhelming appreciation that I have made a commitment to run the 2016 Boston Marathon by raising funds on behalf of the Massachusetts General Hospital. This is my very first marathon and I do this to honor my daughter Ryleigh Lane and in the deepest gratitude to Howard Weinstein and the MGH Children’s Oncology staff.
As any parent, whose child is ill, I felt powerless when Ry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September 2015. What appeared to be a swollen throat instead was cancer. Enduring four months of chemotherapy, Ryleigh was a powerhouse of strength, courage and perseverance. She always maintained a positive outlook and never complained. Ry has always been a vibrant, happy girl and I was awed by her ability to forge forward with that same amazing spirit. She has inspired me in so many ways. She is my hero! Though the journey has been difficult, today, I am able to say Ry is cancer free. The gifts and blessings that have come along with Ryleigh’s diagnosis are endless. I am humbled by the support of our family, friends and community and to the commitment to help Ry and other children from the MGH team.
Over 40,000 children endure cancer treatment each year. Beyond fighting just the disease, parents who should be focusing on helping their child heal are often fighting overwhelming medical bills as well. In addition to the cost of treatment, the hidden costs of: food, transportation, and lodging often add to the financial burden. Bankruptcy rates are more than twice as high for pediatric cancer patient families than the general population
I hope you will consider a donation to this amazing cause. Giving back to those who are less fortunate is one of the best ways to express gratitude in life. Please visit my personal page at:
Checks, cash and matching gifts are all accepted.
Thank you all.
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