BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
December 8, 2014
Dear Friends and Family,
I am very excited to announce that I have joined the Mass General Marathon Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer…One Step at a Time and plan to run the historic 119th Boston Marathon on April 20 to raise money to support pediatric cancer research and patient care programs at Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Cancer Center. Compared to the struggle these amazing kids go through, running 26.2 miles and training through the winter is nothing!
As many of you know, Mass General has tremendously helped our family. When our daughter Lily was born, she was immediately transferred to the NICU there and has had two surgeries performed at MGHfC as well as countless appointments. The treatment that we have received at Mass General has been outstanding. We have met so many amazing people there that have supported us. Running the marathon is one of the ways that I feel that I can give back to a place that has been there for our family.
I have been training very hard preparing for the race but can’t succeed alone. I need your help to reach and exceed my fundraising goal of $7000. I am counting on the support of my family and friends to not only finish the race, but also fight childhood cancer.
The funds raised by the Mass General Marathon Team go directly to the MGHfC Cancer Center and 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. The kids inspire us to run 26.2 miles, so they can continue to fight this disease.
I hope I can count on you to support my marathon run by contributing to this very special program. You can support this important cause by visiting my personal fundraising link at https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraiser/manage_campaign/massgeneralboston2015/courtneyfine.
Thank you in advance for your support. Together we can make a difference in the lives of these kids and one day find a cure for childhood cancer.