BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
What an unbelievable experience! I finished my first full marathon, in 45 rainy degrees with 30 mph headwinds! Help me close in on my $7500 fundraising goal for kids with cancer!
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You can scroll through some race and training photos on the left, and see this link for a slide show of MGH team members running at mile 20:
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I am thrilled that the MGH Pediatric Oncology marathon team has given me the opportunity to run with them again. Please consider giving generously, to help me reach my fundraising goal of $7,500.
Any amount would be greatly appreciated. You can give a round number like $25, $50, $100, or more. Or you can be creative with multiples of 26.2, 119 (the 119th Boston Marathon this year), 420 (the date of the Marathon), 55 (MGH address), etc.
You can donate online (anonymously if you like), or you can mail a check payable to Massachusetts General Hospital ("Kai Saukkonen Marathon" in the memo line) to Ashley Bronson, MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114.
Please remember to ask your HR department if they have a matching gift program, to increase your donation.
And no matter how the race goes for me, the kids get your donation!
With many thanks,
Here is more information, from MGH:
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!