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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

Kai Saukkonen

THE STORY:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXTUhOxz_NA

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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,

Kai

 

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!

$8,091

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anne Charette

    $25

  • Ms. Gail M. Herzig

    $119

  • Mrs. Leah Saukkonen

    $200

  • Ms. Anne F. Hopkins

    $50

  • Ms. Madeline H. Chen

    $100

  • Krishna Reddy

    $50

  • Rachel Knipe

     

  • Winnie Mei

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Julie Walsh

     

  • JoAnne Reilly

    $25

  • Steve and Marilyn Dulling

    $50

  • Sabrina & James

    $100

  • Lisa Henske, MD

    $100

  • 1/2 of the Davids & Julie & Jay

    $100

  • Tony Campagna

    $25

  • Peter Barkin

    $25

  • Carol Wu

    $50

  • Horsley Family

    $100

  • Camille Kotton

     

  • Mike Gillette

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • tim hoffman and stephanie leydon

     

  • Lisa Shaw

    $25

  • Amanda Shanner

    $20

  • Jean Sullivan

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erica Caliendo

    $20

  • JOANNE MOODY

    $20

  • Karen Teta

     

  • Rachel Pingree

    $25

  • Jean Flynn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Marie Marini

    $25

  • Christine Oliver

    $50

  • Liz Flannery

    $25

  • Bridgit Macfarland

    $50

  • Katy

    $50

  • Rich and Colleen Channick

    $50

  • The Ettingers

     

  • Ms. Sarah Griffith

    $50

  • Crisan / Walker

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Julie Divoll

    $25

  • Dr. Gopinath K. Mallya

    $119

  • Ms. Rose M. Krokorian

    $25

  • Subba Digumarthy

    $50

  • Orvilla & Sinan U

    $100

  • Vickie Muse

    $75

  • Aidan Long

    $50

  • Susan wu

    $100

  • Linda and Brian O'Hara

    $100

  • Judith Sizer

    $100

  • Angela Frank

    $50

  • Rocio Hurtado and family

    $100

  • Fiona

    $50

  • Ann-Marie Starck

     

  • Gerry Abbott

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Florian and Lisa Fintelmann

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $52.20

  • Jussi Saukkonen and Helen Wu

    $100

  • Chunmei Huang

     

  • Milena Petranovic

    $50

  • Steve Jeanine Dwight and Casey

    $50

  • Rosalie Morse

    $26.20

  • David Sweetser

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. James L. Dorsey

    $35

  • Christine Kaliris (for my brother Chuck)

    $100

  • Cambridge Medical Supply Inc

    $250

  • The Keeners - great run, Kai!!

     

  • Gretchen Garlow

    $100

  • Tim O'Connor

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Martha and Gregg Fox

    $100

  • Deb Cohen

    $100

  • Deb & Joe Flaherty

    $100

  • Olga Smulders-Meyer MD

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michael Lanuti, MD

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Amita Sharma

    $100

  • Daniel and Sue Hamilos

    $25

  • Greg Fredo

    $25

  • Kimon Zachary

     

  • Eli Miloslavsky

    $40

  • J. Jordan Romano

    $100

  • Cindy Cooper

    $200

  • Colby and Mitchell

    $260

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tak Takvorian

    $150

  • Leah Saukkonen

    $200

  • Reggie Greene

     

  • G. Hyppolite

    $50

  • Christopher M. Coley, MD

    $100

  • Mr. George R. Studzinski

    $52.40

  • Dr. and Mrs. Dwight R. Robinson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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108% Raised of $7,500 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

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dr. and Mrs. Dwight R. Robinson

Dr. and Mrs. Dwight R. Robinson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mr. George R. Studzinski

Mr. George R. Studzinski

DONATION: $52.40

2 years ago

Christopher M. Coley, MD

Christopher M. Coley, MD

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

G. Hyppolite

G. Hyppolite

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Reggie Greene

Reggie Greene

2 years ago

Leah Saukkonen

Leah Saukkonen

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Tak Takvorian

Tak Takvorian

DONATION: $150

Congratulations on a race well run. 2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

2 years ago