BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
My friend Michelle ran the Boston Marathon on the MGH Pediatric Hematology and Oncology team last year and described it as a 'magical' experience. She has inspired me to run my first marathon this April and I am super excited, nervous and honored to be running for such an amazing organization!
As I think about our future kids, my little cousins, niece, nephew, best friend's little ones - I hope and wish for health and happiness. There are countless brave children and families that endure many hardships to fight this disease. Cancer touches upon so many people's lives in one way or another and MGH is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized care to cancer patients and their families.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal. Your donation will go to the care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for children with cancer. I am grateful for all of your support!
x.o. - Sarah
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!