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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

Matthew Murby

THE STORY:

This year I will be participating in the Boston Marathon as a member of the Mass General Marathon Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer…One Step at a Time and raising money to support pediatric cancer research and patient care programs at the Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Cancer Center.

As you may know, my older brother Gus, was diagnosed with leukemia in November 2002. After a long fight throughout his years as a teenager, he ultimately succumbed to his disease passing away in September 2007, nine months before he was expected to graduate from high school. However, during those years he demonstrated extraordinary perseverance and courage, refusing to let his illness prevent him from living what years of life he had to the fullest. While the entire experience was tragic, the lessons he taught me throughout his experience has had a profound effect on who I am today and I would not be taking on a challenge such as the Boston Marathon without experiencing his character as he endured his final years.

The funds raised by the Mass General Marathon Team go directly to the MGHfC Cancer Center and help support clinical and laboratory research in childhood cancer, as well as supportive care programs including wellness services like art and music therapy; parent, teen and sibling support groups; and child life specialists who help patients cope with illness and treatment. Many of these programs I experienced while my brother was ill and I can attest to the high standard Mass General holds themselves to when providing treatment, especially to children.

Thank you in advance for your support! Together we can make a difference in the lives of these children and young adults and find a cure for childhood cancer!

 

 

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!

$6,082

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rick, Chris, Sarah, Emily and Jack D'Angelo

    $100

  • Haley/Andrews Family

    $100

  • Rick Hooker and family

    $100

  • The Russell Family

    $100

  • The Barron Family

    $50

  • The Harrity Family

     

  • Brian and Heather Dolan

    $200

  • The Honan Family

    $100

  • Ralph and Karin Palmer

    $100

  • Kathy & Phil Carpino

    $50

  • The Hovenesian Berry Family

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • The Wyman Family

    $100

  • Mrs. Anne G. O'Brien

    $300

  • Ms. Anne T. O'Brien

    $100

  • Mrs. Denise Dolan Flynn

    $50

  • Ms. Elena Klimtchuk

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. David Scott Sloan

    $50

  • Mr. Richard J. O'Brien

    $500

  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Morisi

    $60

  • Ms. Christine C. Kaldy

    $40

  • Ms. Suzanne O'Malley

    $200

  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Jenkins

    $50

  • Ms. Joanne M. Cronin

    $100

  • Ms. Cheryl Soderlund

    $100

  • Ms. Betsy M. Loeffler

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gustave H. Murby

    $1,000

  • Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm G. Bock

    $100

  • Ms. Amy Shields

    $100

  • Ms. Jean C. Letai

    $50

  • Mrs. Lindsay C. Bingenheimer

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Lueders

    $75

  • Ms. Carol A. Sandberg

    $50

  • Beardsley Family

    $100

  • TJ Gianci

    $25

  • Mrs. Janet E. Nickerson

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. James R. Amnott

    $50

  • Mrs. Abby Marble

    $100

  • Mr. Edward J. O'Brien

    $50

  • Ms. Isabel L. Nickerson

    $52

  • Ms. Patricia E. Schwartz

    $100

  • Ms. Patricia M. Foster

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Dolan

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Charles Gumas

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Ott

    $50

  • Ms. Noreen E. O'Brien

    $300

  • Thomas, Thomas & Thomas, Inc.

    $100

  • Mr. Matthew Murby

    $50

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101% Raised of $6,000 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

Mr. Matthew Murby

Mr. Matthew Murby

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Thomas, Thomas & Thomas, Inc.

Thomas, Thomas & Thomas, Inc.

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Ott

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Ott

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ms. Noreen E. O'Brien

Ms. Noreen E. O'Brien

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Dolan

Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Dolan

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Charles Gumas

Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Charles Gumas

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ms. Patricia M. Foster

Ms. Patricia M. Foster

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ms. Patricia E. Schwartz

Ms. Patricia E. Schwartz

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mr. Edward J. O'Brien

Mr. Edward J. O'Brien

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ms. Isabel L. Nickerson

Ms. Isabel L. Nickerson

DONATION: $52

2 years ago