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Mass General Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Alison Keir

THE STORY:

Pediatric Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary service that provides an additional layer of support for children and families when a child faces a serious disease. We focus on maximizing a child's quality of life, providing relief from pain, symptoms, and stress, smoothing transitions of care, coordinating communication and improving a family's experience of care. Our aim is to find a way forward together. 

 

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -

About the Marathon Team

Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock Financial, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised over $6.7 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. Apply to run on the 2012 Mass General Marathon Team today!

Patient-Partner Program

The MassGeneral Marathon Team is centered around the Marathon Patient-Partner Program, in which runners are paired with patients undergoing cancer treatment at MGHfC. When our runners set out on Boston’s grueling 26.2-mile course, they not only raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research; they inspire and bring hope to the youngest patients we serve.

Last year, 50 children undergoing treatment were paired with Mass General runners. Some runners take part to support young patients they already know and love while others bond with a courageous child they have never met through the Patient-Partner Program. At an emotional pre-race pasta party and ceremony on the night preceding the marathon, runners presented a medal of honor to their patient-partner. It symbolizes a shared personal commitment in the fight against pediatric cancer, and represents all the hope we have that our efforts at Mass General will lead to a cure for this devastating disease.

The Child-Life Program

The Child-Life Program within the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC benefits every year from the funds raised by the Marathon Team. The program utilizes therapeutic play — including music and art therapy, massage and acupuncture — 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, an indication of the growing popularity of the programming, the recognition of its importance and the program’s ability to continue to expand its offerings — thanks in large part to philanthropic dollars.

Learn More

Learn more about the causes we support and the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MGHfC at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children web site.

$6,375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jen Accomando

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Miss Strop-on

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Steven Raeside

    $50

  • Mike Profit

    $40

  • BostonBrits Running Committee Chairman

    $75

  • Cyril Figgis

    $10

  • Paul Heinzelmann, MD/Cast andCrew Care

    $50

  • Cuffs & Collars AMR Clothing

    $40

  • Jonathan Michaud

    $20

  • Tony Russo

    $20

  • Emu

     

  • Solly Schwager

    $20

  • Emily

    $10

  • Sir Snog-A-Lot

    $50

  • Will Stirling

    $100

  • Sambath Eth

    $20

  • Richard

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $262

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marjie

    $100

  • CHARLENE

    $100

  • Muks

    $20

  • Annabel

    $30

  • Elena

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katelyn Zwickau

    $100

  • Double Decker :D

    $100

  • Holly Rothermel

    $50

  • Nigel Smith

    $20

  • Marc Grella

    $25

  • Danielle and Jess Kaplan

    $50

  • Mike Quilter

    $25

  • Dave & Dani

    $25

  • Rick

    $100

  • Jillian Coen

    $25

  • Kevin Schwartz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Dan

    $50

  • Marta Bergamaschi

    $100

  • michelle day

    $100

  • Suzi Boxer & Colin Murphy

    $50

  • Denise T

    $50

  • Robin

    $25

  • The Sarnaks (Flora)

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patrick

    $100

  • Constance Winner

    $20

  • Amy Yee

    $25

  • Caitlin and Josh Merrill

    $40

  • Sara Swiatlowski

    $20

  • Sonia Lewin

    $100

  • Michelle and Kurt

    $40

  • Julie Madjar

    $50

  • Jeanne Desmond

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jonas D. Burton

    $20

  • MGH Pediatric Group Practice

    $27

  • Sylvia Perry

    $50

  • Leo Carroll and Helen Abrams

    $100

  • David & Kathleen

    $25

  • Susan Cokash

    $50

  • smiles

    $25

  • Tara

    $25

  • Dr. Mark and Myrna Goldstein

    $25

  • Mariette Murphy

    $100

  • Celeste

    $25

  • Ms. Nancy L. Radford

    $26

  • Ms. Janet Livingston

    $50

  • Ms. Patricia M. Perry-Pratt

    $25

  • Anonymous Donor

    $700

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jo Hodge

    $25

  • Deniz Kalaycioglu

    $50

  • Lj and Kirstey

    $25

  • Amanda Cottrell

    $20

  • Ronnie

    $50

  • Chris & Jenn Rogers

    $500

  • Erik

    $50

  • MGH Back Bay Health Center

    $35

  • Steven A. Durant, MD

    $60

  • Lorie Smith

     

  • liz

    $50

  • Cathy & Frank

    $185

  • Kirsty, John and Xanthe Mawer

    $50

  • Pioneer Investment Management USA, Inc.

    $50

  • Ms. Patricia C. Rogers

    $200

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The Team: $707,429 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised

$86,257

 

86% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$15,281

 

2% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zita Mulligan

Amount Raised

$12,656

Fundraiser Title

Charles Gillis

Amount Raised

$11,755

Fundraiser Title

Sarah and Patricia Psutka

Amount Raised

$11,418

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steven Davis

Amount Raised

$10,686

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicholas Elfner

Amount Raised

$9,397

 

188% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Smita Sihag

Amount Raised

$9,111

 

91% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ms. Patricia C. Rogers

Ms. Patricia C. Rogers

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Pioneer Investment Management USA, Inc.

Pioneer Investment Management USA, Inc.

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kirsty, John and Xanthe Mawer

Kirsty, John and Xanthe Mawer

DONATION: $50

Amazing cause, good on you! 6 years ago

Cathy & Frank

Cathy & Frank

DONATION: $185

run for Abby 6 years ago

liz

liz

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Lorie Smith

Lorie Smith

6 years ago

Steven A. Durant, MD

Steven A. Durant, MD

DONATION: $60

6 years ago

MGH Back Bay Health Center

MGH Back Bay Health Center

DONATION: $35

6 years ago

Erik

Erik

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Chris & Jenn Rogers

Chris & Jenn Rogers

DONATION: $500

Alison, thank you so much for running in memory of Abby. It means a great deal to all of us who knew her that she touched so many hearts. Your work makes a great difference in people's lives. Thank you. 6 years ago