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Lindsey Beggan's Fundraiser:

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

Lindsey Beggan

THE STORY:

Running the Boston Marathon has been an aspiration of mine since I watched my dad cross the finish line 15 years ago.

At age 10 I felt a pain in my side.  My mom took me to the doctor, who sent me to have an x-ray. After several tests it was decided that I should go to Massachusetts General Hospital, a place I was lucky enough to call my second home for the next year of my life.

On April 18th, 1998 I was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a bone cancer.  A mass the size of a grapefruit had taken over several of my ribs.  The day after my diagnosis was Marathon Monday and my doctor at MGH, Howard Weinstein, was running the Boston Marathon for one of his patients.  That same day, my dad said to me, “If you will fight this cancer for the next year, then I will train for the marathon and next year we will cross the finish line together”.

After undergoing an aggressive regimen of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, I had surgery to remove the tumor along with 5 ribs. It left me with an awesome hockey stick shaped scar on my left side.  Over the next 12 months, Howard Weinstein oversaw every step of my care.  And guess what…IT WORKED! I was cancer free as I watched my dad and doctor run the 1999 Boston Marathon and together we crossed the finish line.

MGH holds a very special place in my heart and I am thrilled to be able to give back to an important cause by running the Boston Marathon as a part of the Mass General Hospital Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer…One Step at a Time.  I am asking for your help by supporting a cause that saved my life and will hopefully save many more children like me.

 I hope you will join me in the fight against childhood cancer by donating to this incredible cause!

 

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!

$8,096

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emma Santangelo

     

  • Colleen Beggan

    $100

  • Deb Watts Povinelli & Family

    $50

  • Alena Amano

    $20

  • The Piccolo Family

    $100

  • Nora Niebruegge

    $100

  • Meagan reardon

    $50

  • Jane East

    $20

  • The Reardons

    $100

  • Meg Ryan

    $20

  • Sarah Minkus

    $25

  • Jim Cunniff

    $100

  • Jen Holden

    $15

  • The Davidson's

    $100

  • Mike & Terri DiMella

    $100

  • Buck Colomy

    $20

  • Kyle Sevy

    $20

  • The Festa Family

    $50

  • Taylor Smith

     

  • Courtney Wright

    $80

  • Quyen Chang

    $20

  • Hank Caulkins

    $25

  • DiPisa Family

    $100

  • Mark Mulhall

    $21

  • The Altimar Family

    $100

  • Phil & Kathy Boole

     

  • Juli Insinger

    $30

  • Caitlin Bevan

    $50

  • Matt Hardy & Samantha Hauser

    $100

  • Associated Home Care, Inc.

    $300

  • Dillon Mullaney

    $50

  • Matt Tosi

    $20

  • The Daley Family

     

  • Nugent Family

    $200

  • Patty and Chris Lynch

     

  • Erica and Paul

     

  • Nana Beggan

     

  • Steve, Anne and Catherine McMurray

    $200

  • Good Luck, Lindsey!!

     

  • Mark Beggan & Family

    $100

  • Michael, Donna, Jenn, Sarah and Cookie Beggan

    $200

  • the Barretts

    $50

  • Lauren Hurley

    $20

  • Paul Connor NHP

    $25

  • Sharon & Roisin Floyd

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Michael J. DeVito

    $50

  • The Tschirch Family

     

  • Ryan Guerin

     

  • David Isaacson

    $50

  • Molly Frantz

    $50

  • CLAIRE LOGAN

    $150

  • David Lucas

    $50

  • Anne & Bill Cooper

    $25

  • The Aquino Family

    $50

  • Laura Anderson

    $20

  • The Henry-MacDonalds

    $50

  • The McCurdy Family

     

  • In memory of Beverly McCue

    $50

  • Abbie Tedeschi

    $50

  • Jessica Bartlett

     

  • Jessie slor

     

  • Lindsey Beggan

    $25

  • Patricia & Bob (Beggan)Welch

    $50

  • John and Kathy

    $100

  • The Prelack Family

    $100

  • Erin Mulvey

    $100

  • The Mileszko Family

     

  • Jeanne and Steve

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joe T.

    $50

  • Katherine K

    $25

  • Kate Ottavio Kent

    $20

  • Adam Jacobs/Boston Mutual

    $100

  • Bob and Louise Steinkrauss

    $100

  • McElhenny family

     

  • Michael Kerr

    $50

  • Irene Kerr

    $50

  • New York Life Insurance Company

    $300

  • Ms. Estelle Gilberti

    $100

  • Ms. Margaret Labedz

    $10

  • Ms. Norma G. Davis and Ms. Nancy D. Maniscalco

    $25

  • Ms. Lynn A. Policella

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Quitadamo

    $200

  • Ms. Colleen Beggan

    $20

  • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Maher

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Frantz, Jr.

    $150

  • Ms. Nadine Hallal

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gerard M. Davis

    $100

  • Kerr Dental Associates, P.C.

    $150

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Kerr, Jr.

    $50

  • Laure Parisi

    $50

  • Ms. Pina S. DiPersio

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Lepardo

    $50

  • Mr. John M. LaCroix

    $50

  • Google Matching Gift Program

    $93

  • Brian and Nancy Thomas

    $25

  • Ms. Lindsey A. Beggan

    $9.47

  • T. Rowe Price Associates Fdn., Inc.

    $50

  • Unum Matching Gifts Program

    $50

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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

Unum Matching Gifts Program

Unum Matching Gifts Program

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

T. Rowe Price Associates Fdn., Inc.

T. Rowe Price Associates Fdn., Inc.

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ms. Lindsey A. Beggan

Ms. Lindsey A. Beggan

DONATION: $9.47

2 years ago

Brian and Nancy Thomas

Brian and Nancy Thomas

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Google Matching Gift Program

Google Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $93

2 years ago

Mr. John M. LaCroix

Mr. John M. LaCroix

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Lepardo

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Lepardo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ms. Pina S. DiPersio

Ms. Pina S. DiPersio

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Laure Parisi

Laure Parisi

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Kerr, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Kerr, Jr.

DONATION: $50

2 years ago