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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

Tarrah Zedower

THE STORY:

I'm thrilled and honored to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon on the Mass General Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Team! Yes, you heard me correctly! This event gives me and all of you the POWER to fight pediatric cancer.  Every dollar raised is directed to cancer care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients, one in particular who's near and dear to my heart!

On July 29, 2014 I was one of the 46 moms who heard the words "YOUR CHILD HAS CANCER." When I think back to that day the words still echo in my head as if someone were screaming them at me over and over again. Our happy, beautiful two year old son Caden, who was having belly aches, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. Our world was rocked and we were devestated. How would we move forward? What would we tell his 5yr old sister Callie anxiously waiting for us to come home from a very long doctor's appointment? We felt powerless!

Thanks to the amazing Pediatric Oncology team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), Caden celebrated his 3rd birthday on November 29th and will have many more to look forward to. We are forever greatful for the loving care, support and guidance our entire family continues to receive from his entire team at MGHfC. Caden feels like a rockstar every time he walks into the clinic. He's developed an incredible bond with the team and constantly asks when he's going to see them again.   

Caden benefits directly every day from the funds raised by the MGH marathon team.  The cure rate for his type of ALL has increased to over 90%, a result of cutting edge research and clinical trials. The child life program, made possible by funding, has enhanced his quality of life while undergoing treatment. Within weeks of visiting the clinic we watched a little rockstar emerge, all while his cancer disappeared! His love for the guitar and drums is shared and encouraged by the music therapists every visit. Clinic to Caden has nothing to do with medicine and being sick, but everything to do with music and fun. Check out the video attached to my fundraising page of the music therapy team jamming with my little drummer and Ario, a former patient, on the electric guitar. This is how you receive chemo at MGHfC!

Caden has a very long, challenging road of treatment ahead.  He'll be running his marathon for the next 3.5 years. Please consider a donation to show Caden I can do this mere 26.2 for him!

Mass General Marathon Team...Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time...Together we finish!

Like Caden's page   https://www.facebook.com/cadenzedower

Follow Caden's journey    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/cadenzedower

http://vimeo.com/112984243

 

$22,843

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patty Baribeau

    $26

  • Marianne

    $100

  • Jim McDevitt

    $100

  • Joanne McDevitt

    $100

  • Betty & John Horne

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Colin McDevitt

     

  • Caryl Halpin

    $100

  • Grumps & Nancy

    $100

  • Lauren Falvey

     

  • The Wunn Family

    $100

  • Angel and Gabe WV

    $150

  • Sue

    $200

  • DEE FOLEY

    $20

  • Victoria Demgard Boothroyd

    $20

  • John & Ashly Lynch

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jacqueline Aubie

     

  • Debbie Finch

    $100

  • Valerie Paul

    $50

  • Kirk & Peggy Shaw

    $100

  • Joe and stefanie

    $200

  • Stacie & Keith Whinnery

    $75

  • Angela & Ed Planche

    $100

  • Valerie + Janos Drozsdik Waterville Valley

    $50

  • Jan Jarrett

    $25

  • The Lalicata Family

     

  • Catherine Passaretti

     

  • Al Maass

    $50

  • Rob Marks

    $100

  • Rebecca and Adam Palermo

     

  • D'Ippolito Family

    $400

  • Carrie Coughlin

    $25

  • Liz Bridge

     

  • The Drews Family

    $100

  • Lynne Roderick

    $50

  • The Marabella Family

     

  • One hundred dollars

    $100

  • Joan Conforti

    $20

  • Four Seasons Bora Bora Sales Team

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kristy Daley

    $100

  • Nuny

    $200

  • Lisa Heller

    $25

  • The Reidy Family

    $100

  • Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal

    $250

  • Delsontro family

    $50

  • Eddie & Heather

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • George and Linda Geisser

    $75

  • Megan Lozeau

    $50

  • Kristin

    $200

  • Carmen & Griffin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hye Jong Kang

    $100

  • the ballard family

    $100

  • Gary and Ann Roderick

    $50

  • Margarita Keith

    $50

  • Jennifer Jones

    $50

  • The Cicoria Family

     

  • Julie

    $25

  • Carolina Marsigliano

    $100

  • Arleen Cavanaugh

    $100

  • Antoinette Caira

    $50

  • The Hackett Family

    $25

  • Rogers Family

    $25

  • Kirsty and Bella Heath

    $20

  • Franklin- Fiderio Family

    $100

  • Alicia Doyle Lynch

    $50

  • Mary McManus and Brian Honan

    $100

  • Barbara DiNatale

    $100

  • Franklin family

     

  • L St. Tavern Fundraiser

    $6,376

  • Kristin Murphy

    $50

  • Patricia Keating/Nana

    $100

  • Lisa O'Rahilly

    $50

  • Laurie Grina

    $100

  • Karrie Chris Jenna & Kate Eaton

    $25

  • The Langelier Family

    $150

  • Dianne Hagopian

    $50

  • Allison Drescher

    $100

  • Chris, Jen & Sara Mackie

    $100

  • Dan & Maryann MacKay

    $25

  • Tomicich family

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Picard family

    $100

  • The Ward Family

    $50

  • The Amin Family

    $51

  • Duje Bozikovic

    $100

  • The Carrillo Brothers

    $100

  • Jenn Cahill

    $25

  • Drummond family

    $200

  • Daus Family

    $50

  • Dostie Family

     

  • South Boston Catholic Academy

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Carr

    $25

  • Mrs. Barbara Keohane

    $25

  • Libertad Aviles

    $100

  • Ms. Courtney J. Sheppeck

    $50

  • Nick Calias-Auction

    $200

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114% Raised of $20,000 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

Nick Calias-Auction

Nick Calias-Auction

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Ms. Courtney J. Sheppeck

Ms. Courtney J. Sheppeck

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Libertad Aviles

Libertad Aviles

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mrs. Barbara Keohane

Mrs. Barbara Keohane

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Carr

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Carr

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

South Boston Catholic Academy

South Boston Catholic Academy

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dostie Family

Dostie Family

2 years ago

Daus Family

Daus Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Drummond family

Drummond family

DONATION: $200

Go Caden! 2 years ago

Jenn Cahill

Jenn Cahill

DONATION: $25

2 years ago