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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

Frank Penney

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

I feel so privileged to be able to run the Boston Marathon this year for Mass General's Marathon Team supporting the pediatric and hematology-oncology program. Not only will I be able to help raise funds directed to cancer care and research initiatives for the hosptial's youngest patients, but I will also be able to continue my own personal fight to stand up and help destroy cancer.

As many of you know, on September 6th, 2013, I was diagnosed with my very own blood cancer, leukemia.  Over the next eight months, I battled my way emotionally and physically through five separate rounds of chemotherapy and resulting infections.  In March of 2014, I completed my final round of chemotherapy, and by April I was officially in remission!  Throughout my treatment, no matter how awful I felt, I was determined to stay active and keep moving.  After learning of my own remission, taking on the Boston Marathon was the next logical step.  

I run to fight kids' cancer and support all the amazing care provided by MGHfC.  Knowing first hand what this battle is like as an adult, makes me realize the incredible strength and courage possessed by these young folks and their famililes battling this awful and unfair disease.  

I run in honor of my best friend's mother, Nancy (#TeamNancy), who is just beginning her battle against leukemia at MGH as we speak.  Go Nancy!  

Finally, I run in honor of all those who stood by my side and supported/continue to support me in my own fight against cancer and maintaining my remission.  My wife, Michelle, my son AJ, and all of the supportive family and friends from coast to coast who went out their way through kind words and actions to help me and my family through these challenging times. Without all of your support, my successful fight would not have been possible, and I am forever grateful.

Ultimately, my success in supporting this incredibly noble cause depends on all of you out there continuing to believe in me.  After over a year of being the recipient of so many gifts, so many open hearts, and feeling as if I had nothing to give in return, this is MY extremely small way of giving back.  Please help support me in my effort to give back to the kids and their families fighting this disease and help support the great hospital and all the nurses, doctors, and support staff that helped me and many others before/after to beat cancer.  

Thank you all in advance for your support, even the smallest donation makes a difference.  I look forward to seeing you all on race day!

Love,

Frank

$8,966

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Kosses Family

     

  • John Finley & Stan McGee

    $250

  • David Foster

     

  • Ivy & Sean from CA

    $100

  • Susan Mega and family

     

  • Cliff Brown

     

  • The Abernethy Family

     

  • Dana Mackey

     

  • Elizabeth March

     

  • Maia DeBarros & Sidney Baptista

    $100

  • Melissa Aybar

     

  • Will Brown

     

  • Phil Keefe

    $26

  • Dennis Goldstein & Beth Kressley Goldstein

     

  • Taylor Minore

     

  • Joe & Tiffany Noonan

     

  • Mary & John Kennedy

     

  • Louis Foundation Irrevocable Trust

    $200

  • Theerman family

    $50

  • Kajunski Family

     

  • The Paris family

     

  • Katie & James McCarthy

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mark and Katie Siracusa

    $250

  • Renee & Eric Sutman

     

  • Martin and Chitra Devenport

     

  • Chris & Grace Johnston

    $25

  • Liz Calvey

     

  • Jason Palumbo

     

  • D21

    $54

  • Annalisa and Mike Overstreet

     

  • The Griffith Family

    $100

  • Brendan & Cassy

     

  • Ma & Pa Penney

    $500

  • Ultra Services, Inc /USI

    $1,000

  • Sean Barnacoat

    $100

  • Mullaney Family

    $100

  • Bridgette & Kiernan

    $226

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Matt and Natalie Kansteiner

    $50

  • Tom and Caitlin Palange

     

  • Molly and Jim Higgins

    $100

  • Caroline Callahan

    $25

  • Lauren Harvey

    $100

  • The Oliver family of Virginia

    $100

  • Elena Tritone

    $25

  • Bobby Jamer

    $100

  • The Flynn's

    $100

  • Adam Allen

    $25

  • Jamie MacIntyre

    $50

  • Kelly Channell

    $25

  • Carol And George Melisi

    $50

  • Morgan & Matt DiCalogero

    $50

  • Stephen Bekkenhuis Jr.

    $100

  • Sara and Mike Stevens

    $75

  • The Cecere Family

    $100

  • The Fugere Family

    $100

  • The Nelligan Family, Whitman, MA

    $25

  • Lauren Glancy

    $25

  • Jen Venuti

    $25

  • Tina and Eric Burke

    $50

  • Aly Cecere & Trevor Swinson

    $100

  • Mark, Danielle, Raegan & Molly

    $100

  • Tristan & Darren

    $50

  • Patricia and Chris Latimer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Aimee & Pat Murray

    $20

  • Steve & Nancy Higgins

    $100

  • Amie LeBoeuf

    $25

  • Vanderhoof Family

     

  • Rob & Shana Higgins

    $100

  • Josh & Adriana Stern

    $100

  • Jeff & Tina Williams

    $100

  • Nishant Jhaveri

    $51

  • Jane and Chuck Hanson

    $150

  • Donna and Tony Siracusa

    $100

  • Mr. Brian Sauve

    $100

  • Ms. Joanne Paul

    $20

  • Joanne & Sean Campbell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Steve & Marianne Quinn

    $50

  • Tony & Jess Ganchi

    $100

  • The Camelios

     

  • Susan Rains

    $25

  • Matt & Veronica

    $100

  • stephen&amy;

    $126.20

  • Buddy & Cindy Chase

    $100

  • John ONeill

    $100

  • Greg and Courtney Sawin

    $50

  • Alissa Rogers

    $100

  • Kathy Mulkern

    $50

  • Google Matching Gift Program

    $97

  • Eversource

    $100

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112% Raised of $8,000 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

Eversource

Eversource

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Google Matching Gift Program

Google Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $97

2 years ago

Kathy Mulkern

Kathy Mulkern

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alissa Rogers

Alissa Rogers

DONATION: $100

In Support of Frank Penney. Go Frank!! 2 years ago

Greg and Courtney Sawin

Greg and Courtney Sawin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

John ONeill

John ONeill

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Buddy & Cindy Chase

Buddy & Cindy Chase

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

stephen&amy;

stephen&amy;

DONATION: $126.20

frankie&nana; higgins are BOSTON STRONG 2 years ago

Matt & Veronica

Matt & Veronica

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Susan Rains

Susan Rains

DONATION: $25

2 years ago