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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

Ashley Dress

THE STORY:

Ever since I can remember, I have watched the Boston Marathon with my family and friends. I could feel the excitement and determination of these runners radiating through the television. I dreamed of being one of those runners. Now, my dream has become a reality and words can’t describe how excited I am to be given this opportunity!

 

The transition from swimmer to runner has not been easy. As I challenged myself to run longer distances, I have been faced with multiple physical setbacks; some days finding the motivation to continue is difficult, but I am determined to run the Boston Marathon. I remind myself that there is going to be a day when I will no longer be able to run,  so run now because you can. I am running the Boston Marathon for those who can’t, and especially for those who can only dream.

 

The effects of cancer can be extremely detrimental to the body and the mind. The impact, not only on the individual, but also on their loved ones is tragic. Imagining how family and friends cope when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer is heart wrenching, and it’s inconceivable if the battle is lost. Working at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), I see children coming from the cancer center every day. These children have lost a piece of their innocence, the feeling of being invincible; they feel pain and know their future is uncertain. I am proud to be supporting the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program at MGH for Children (MGHfC) that helps countless children live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

 

It is an honor and a privilege to run the marathon in the incredible city of Boston as part of the MGH team! Please support me in reaching my goal of $5,000 for MGHfC so these children who have aspirations of one day running the Boston Marathon or anything else they wish to achieve, can live their dream, like me!

 

All donations are greatly appreciated. 100% of the donations are directed to care, cutting edge research initiatives and therapeutic play to enhance the quality of life and improve the cure rates for MGHfC’s young cancer patients. Thank you for your support.

 

I hope to see you as I run the 26.2 mile route on April 20, 2014! Boston Strong! MGH and Boston...Together We Finish!

 

 

$5,479

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jeffrey Dress

    $100

  • Jessica Winer

    $25

  • Andrea

    $50

  • Jaime Byrne

     

  • Julie Nazzaro

    $25

  • Tom Crowe

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Bridgit Macfarland

    $50

  • Steve DiPietro

    $25

  • Martin Family

    $100

  • Ms. Pauline E. Cohen

    $100

  • Carl Stafford, TJX

    $50

  • Eliza Furtado

    $25

  • Brienna

    $50

  • Ms. Kristine L. Angelis

    $50

  • Mr. Joseph S. Hildebrandt

    $50

  • Lucas

     

  • Deb Lane

    $25

  • Caitlin & Ryan

    $50

  • Karen and Bruce McAllister

    $95

  • Paul and Alicia

     

  • Kocandrle's

    $50

  • Fundraiser Event

    $1,928

  • Ms. Janet E. Lukacs

    $25

  • Eventbrite

    $145

  • TVI, Inc.

    $740

  • Dan Lionetta

    $50

  • Barbara Wioncek

    $50

  • Colleen & A.J.

     

  • Amanda Anderson

    $25

  • Parul

    $50

  • Jessica Butler

    $50

  • Makepar Corporation

    $50

  • Aaron Ryfa

    $50

  • Amy Person

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ken Comeiro

    $82

  • Tee Shirts

    $38

  • nick goodman

    $25

  • Aaron Eisman

    $50

  • Pat

    $25

  • John Bialas

    $25

  • TVI, Inc.

    $316

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110% 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

TVI, Inc.

TVI, Inc.

DONATION: $316

2 years ago

John Bialas

John Bialas

DONATION: $25

Good luck Ashley! 2 years ago

Pat

Pat

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Aaron Eisman

Aaron Eisman

DONATION: $50

Good luck on Monday!!!!!!! 2 years ago

nick goodman

nick goodman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tee Shirts

Tee Shirts

DONATION: $38

2 years ago

Ken Comeiro

Ken Comeiro

DONATION: $82

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Best of luck! We will be rooting for you!!! 2 years ago

Amy Person

Amy Person

2 years ago

Aaron Ryfa

Aaron Ryfa

DONATION: $50

2 years ago