BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Welcome to my fundraising page! I am a 2nd year pediatric resident at MGH going into pediatric neurology. I have been playing sports all of my life but did not think I would ever be able to (or want to) run a marathon. I am much more of a sprinter, enjoying activities like soccer, rugby, basketball, and triathlons. But, of course, things can always change. After several half marathons, my competitive side was eager for even more challenging adventures. What finally tipped me from indecision into action was a young patient with cancer whose bravery and determination inspired me and all of those around her to live life fully and without regrets. I'll carry her energy with me as I train for and (hopefully!) complete my first marathon and as I raise money for the MGH Pediatric Heme/Onc team who took such good care of her as a patient.
Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the MGH Pediatric Cancer Marathon Team!
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -
Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team...Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time...has raised over $10 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.
Thanks in large part to the philanthropic dollars raised by the Mass General Marathon Team...Fighting Kids’ Cancer One Step at a Time.... MGHfC is advancing cutting-edge research, increasing the number of clinical studies to improve cure rates, and providing the best treatment possible to pediatric cancer patients. MGHfC is also focused on the quality of life of its young patients and their families through the child life program, which utilizes therapeutic play - music and art therapy 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, which indicates the growing popularity of the programming, the recognition of its importance, and the program’s ability to continue to expand its offerings.
We are grateful for the hard work of all of our runners and the dedication of their family and friends, as they embark on fundraising and training for the historic 26.2 mile. Mass General and Boston...Together We Finish!