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Robbie MacDonald'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

Robbie MacDonald

THE STORY:

Dear friends and family,

This year I'll be running the Boston Marathon as part of the Mass General Hospital Pediatric Oncology Center Team, in honor of my little pal Nick,(pictured here on the left) who continues to bravely battle cancer with a huge amount of courage.  Nick suffers from a brain tumor that can be "contained" through treatment but not yet cured.  When Nick is 10 his body will be strong enough to recieve stronger treatment which the doctors believe will eliminate the brain tumor.  For me, running the marathon is about bringing Nick one step closer to being cancer free and I intend to run until he is cured! Nick is the definition of courage and his family among the strongest people I've ever met. 

Nick has been treated at Mass General since his diagnosis and all funds raised will go directly to the center at MGH and have a direct impact on not only Nick but all the patients who are being treated there.  The Mass General Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center gives children life and families hope in the fight against cancer.  Your contribution will be greatly appreciated.  

 

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!

$6,552

MONEY RAISED
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  • Annonymous

     

  • Sandie and Richard MacDonald

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alby Mieli

    $25

  • Jill Martinelli

     

  • Daniel W. MacDonald

    $2,100

  • Bob and Barb Grinnell

    $100

  • Pamela and Don

    $100

  • Henley Enterprises

    $500

  • Carol Elliott Tennant

     

  • Lindsey & John Ciglar

    $50

  • Bob and Ellie Tennant

    $100

  • Janice Bell Meisenhelder & Robert Heyn

    $100

  • Barbara Russo

    $25

  • Chris, Steph and Em

    $25

  • Lynn & Walter Tennant

    $250

  • Scott and Kelli Morgan

    $50

  • Joan & Randy Borgatti

    $50

  • Caitlin, Greg & Tenley

    $50

  • David and Sandel Livingstone

     

  • The Arnolds

    $25

  • Scott & Beth Ross

     

  • Janet Rosa

     

  • Matt and Pat Buonomo

    $100

  • The Palamidis Family

    $200

  • Rick and Judy Bowness

     

  • Bonnie and Fred Jordan

     

  • Don and Ann MacKay

     

  • Mr. Patrick F. Dundas

    $52.40

  • Mr. Kenneth D. MacDonald

    $25

  • Eric Bookbinder

    $50

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82% Raised of $8,000 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

Eric Bookbinder

Eric Bookbinder

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mr. Kenneth D. MacDonald

Mr. Kenneth D. MacDonald

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mr. Patrick F. Dundas

Mr. Patrick F. Dundas

DONATION: $52.40

2 years ago

Don and Ann MacKay

Don and Ann MacKay

Congratulations on your run! Don and Ann 2 years ago

Bonnie and Fred Jordan

Bonnie and Fred Jordan

2 years ago

Rick and Judy Bowness

Rick and Judy Bowness

2 years ago

The Palamidis Family

The Palamidis Family

DONATION: $200

Thank you, Robbie for once again running in honor of Nick. It means so much to us. Good luck on Marathon Monday - we will be there cheering you on!! 2 years ago

Matt and Pat Buonomo

Matt and Pat Buonomo

DONATION: $100

Have a great run, Robbie 2 years ago

Janet Rosa

Janet Rosa

2 years ago

Scott & Beth Ross

Scott & Beth Ross

Good luck, Robbie! 2 years ago