BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Thanks so much for visiting my fundraising page! I am humbled to once again be running in honor of my friend Bobby, who I couldn't be more proud of. Bobby is a hardworking, funny, caring young man who recently graduated high school. Bobby, despite being 13 years younger than me has taught me so much, about keeping a positive attitude, about being a fighter, and about appreciating the good things in life. He is a true role model and a constant inspiration.
It is an incredible honor to run the 2015 Boston Marathon as a member of the MGH Marathon Team. This is my eighth year running and I couldn’t be more excited to run for a group of extremely brave and courageous kids. Every dollar donated goes directly to putting an end to childhood cancer. Please consider giving to an amazing hospital that is at the forefront of putting an end to this terrible disease.
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!