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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Team 2015 at MGH

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Amy Comander

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

I am very excited to announce that  I have joined the Mass General Marathon Team- "Fighting Kids’ Cancer… One Step at a Time".  On April 20, 2015, I will have the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon... again!   As a member of the Mass General Marathon Team, I am raising money to support pediatric cancer research and patient care programs at the Children's Cancer Center at MGH.

I have chosen to dedicate my career to helping patients with cancer, and I cannot imagine a better cause than raising money to fight this disease, particularly for children with cancer.  The funds raised by the Mass General  Marathon Team will  go directly to the Mass General Hospital for Children Cancer Center. These funds will help support clinical and laboratory research in childhood cancer, as well as supportive care programs including wellness services like art and music therapy; parent, teen and sibling support groups; and child life specialists who help patients cope with illness and treatment.

As a breast cancer oncologist at MGH, I understand the emotional struggles that patients and their families experience when faced with a diagnosis of cancer.  First and foremost, I am running this race to honor the memory of my mother, who died from cancer three years ago.  In my job, I care for patients each day who are facing struggles with breast cancer. It is a privilege to care for these patients, and I am often humbled by the courage that my patients display as they face their illness. I am also running this race to honor the strength of my patients.

I will be training very hard to prepare for the race, but I need your help to reach my fundraising goal of $5,000. There are so many reasons to give this year:  to honor how  MGH's Boston marathon first responders made "Boston Strong"; to support medicine and research in a time of government cutbacks; and simply to support care for kids with cancer at one of the best hospitals in the world.

Thank you for your support,

Amy Comander

"Anyone can run a hundred meters, it's the next forty-two thousand and two hundred that count."

                -Seen on a runner's T shirt

"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon."

                -Kathrine Switzer, best known as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.

""I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement. It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible."

                 -John Hanc, running writer

 

$9,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Alitza and Eliana Soiffer

     

  • Anat Hanono

    $25

  • Suzie Bertisch and Jason Gordon

    $100

  • The Salon at 10 Newbury

    $500

  • Lauren Korn

    $100

  • The Polivys

    $50

  • Beverly Moy and Brian Jacobson

    $50

  • Sara Stevens

    $50

  • Carol Bolton Kappel and Jonathan Kappel

    $100

  • Amanda

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Silvina Hanono Wachman

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Meltzner Family

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Rachel Freedman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Schouela family

    $36

  • Stephanie Clegg

    $26

  • Tehila Cherubino

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Andrea Desmond

    $26

  • Gayle Calistro

    $50

  • Loren and Rick Winters

    $50

  • Danielle and Dave Dykeman

     

  • Erin R. McCabe

    $50

  • Donna Fitzgerald

    $30

  • The Rabinovitch Family

    $36

  • Janice Jeziorski

    $195

  • Rachel and Adam Scott

     

  • Jane Miller

    $100

  • Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro

    $36

  • Aliza Cooperman

     

  • Sadhna Vora

     

  • Elyse

    $600

  • Eric Hazen

    $50

  • Yee family

    $100

  • Anonymous Donor

    $60

  • audrey minsky

    $60

  • Bracha Family

    $100

  • Deborah Goodman

    $115

  • Kerry Reynolds

    $50

  • Hannah Lyons

    $30

  • Susan Pandya

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Gavi Soiffer

    $450

  • Aditya Bardia

    $100

  • Michele Winkler-Gettings

     

  • Amy Comander, MD

    $161

  • Dr. Adam Polivy

    $120

  • Dr. Susan Pandya

    $100

  • Dr. Adam Polivy

    $70

  • Gwendolyn E. Mitchell, LPN

    $30

  • Gwendolyn E. Mitchell, LPN

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew F. Shure

    $60

  • Loren N. Winters, NP

    $50

  • Mrs. Sara E. Stevens

    $100

  • Mrs. Katherine Runey

    $235

  • Ms. Alicia F. Goldin

    $25

  • Ms. Amy Bell

    $155

  • Ms. Amy Bell

    $26.20

  • Ms. Audrey B. Minsky

    $26.20

  • Ms. Diane Doyle

    $115

  • Ms. Carol Bolton Kappel

    $100

  • Ms. Donna M. Fitzgerald

    $30

  • Ms. Diane Doyle

    $30

  • Ms. Janice P. Jeziorski

    $27

  • Ms. Gail I. Blais

    $50

  • Ms. Karen Kipman

    $26.20

  • Ms. Jennifer Aparicio

    $125

  • Ms. Karen Kipman

    $150

  • Ms. Lisa S. Higgins

    $55

  • Ms. Melissa Cook Allison

    $30

  • Ms. Melissa Cook Allison

    $625

  • Ms. Onir Spiegel

    $130

  • Ms. Stephanie M. Clegg

    $100

  • Ms. Sabrina R. Vineberg

    $106.20

  • Ms. Suzanne Finder

    $36

  • Corinne Fogarty

    $50

  • Stacey

    $50

  • Erica Linden

    $100

  • Michelle Specht

    $60

  • Suzanne and Lee Sarafin

    $50

  • Camilla Alden-Dunn

    $100

  • Maria Cavallo

    $50

  • Freedson Falck family

     

  • Amy Comander, MD

    $350

  • Ms. Sara Kelly Silacci and Mr. Gary E. Silacci, Jr.

    $350

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188% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $1,036,089 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised

$94,420

 

126% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$60,954

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Rafanelli

Amount Raised

$51,055

Fundraiser Title

Paul Cincotta

Amount Raised

$37,031

 

100% Raised of $37,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tarrah Zedower

Amount Raised

$22,843

 

114% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Francis

Amount Raised

$20,065

Fundraiser Title

Erin Melillo

Amount Raised

$18,745

 

125% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Phoebe Yager

Amount Raised

$17,177

 

245% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ms. Sara Kelly Silacci and Mr. Gary E. Silacci, Jr.

Ms. Sara Kelly Silacci and Mr. Gary E. Silacci, Jr.

DONATION: $350

2 years ago

Amy Comander, MD

Amy Comander, MD

DONATION: $350

2 years ago

Freedson Falck family

Freedson Falck family

2 years ago

Maria Cavallo

Maria Cavallo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Camilla Alden-Dunn

Camilla Alden-Dunn

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Suzanne and Lee Sarafin

Suzanne and Lee Sarafin

DONATION: $50

See you in Falmouth!!!!!!! 2 years ago

Michelle Specht

Michelle Specht

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Erica Linden

Erica Linden

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Stacey

Stacey

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Corinne Fogarty

Corinne Fogarty

DONATION: $50

2 years ago