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Mass General Marathon Team

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May 06, 2012

Thank you SO much to everyone who donated & supported runners on marathon monday!! I've hit $5,000 -- thank you!!  See more

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 650

Alison Reeder

THE STORY:

This year I'm beyond excited that I'll be running my second Boston Marathon!! Better yet, this time, I won't be running for myself - I'll be running for a child undergoing cancer treatment at Mass General Hospital.

Although I will run almost 700 miles (mostly in the freezing New England winter!!) and fundraise $5,000, it will be nothing compared to the emotional and physical strength required of the children in MGH's oncology unit.

For this incredibly task, I'll need the support of my friends and family more than ever. I hope that you'll join me in this amazing experience by donating to MGH's cancer research. Together we can find a cure for cancer and see the day when childhood's aren't taken away by cancer.

You can support me by:

  • Donating $262 - $10 for every mile of race day!
  • Donating $131 - just $5 for every mile of race day!
  • Donating $26.2 - just $1 for every mile of race day!
  • Donating any amount to support cancer research and the marathon!
  • Attending one of my fundraising events
  • Joining me on a run :)

Thank you again for all the ways you support me everyday! I'm incredibly lucky to have YOU  to share this experience with.

With love,
Ali

 

To learn more...

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. 

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.

$4,865

MONEY RAISED
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  • Becky Vogel

    $26

  • Barbara Wilson Reeder

    $25

  • Cara Press

    $50

  • Michael Strock

    $100

  • Steve Pitts

    $25

  • Mel & Craig Foster

    $100

  • Amy Sherman

     

  • Jack Reeder

    $100

  • Krissy Marshall

    $50

  • Hai Son

    $100

  • John

    $26

  • The D'Ambrosio's

    $25

  • Laura DeMartis

    $27

  • Liza LB

    $26

  • Todd Monson

    $26

  • Robbie

    $50

  • Mik & Steve

    $40

  • Kirsten

    $15

  • Kristen Dunn

    $100

  • Delia Casey

    $15

  • Mike K

    $20

  • Jillian Boyd

    $26

  • Alli Rosen

    $27

  • Virginia and Laura

    $25

  • Kelly Conron

    $26

  • Scott Reeder

    $262

  • Matt Quinlan & Dani Cohen

    $26

  • Jen Scherck

    $30

  • Georgia Lee

    $50

  • J-Guini

    $100

  • Adrienne O'Rourke

    $10

  • Michael Noble

    $100

  • Heidi Suskin

    $50

  • Megs

    $25

  • Greg Horne

    $20

  • Lis

    $30

  • Kathiecakes

    $15

  • Tierney Smith

    $15

  • Meg Carley

    $20

  • Megan Webb

    $50

  • Ami N

    $25

  • Jill Corsi

    $26

  • John and Nancy Geiger

    $71

  • Hot Rod

    $25

  • Amanda Harper and Will Cox

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Ann Lambert

    $30

  • Barbara Reeder

    $20

  • Barbara Reeder

    $20

  • Jon Downing

    $20

  • Sam Schwager

    $15

  • RC

    $25

  • Dan Holley and Deana D'Ambrosio

    $50

  • Aja and Andy

    $30

  • Mr. Wallace M. Kain

    $100

  • Carrie McCann

    $10

  • Sarah Roth Shank

    $15

  • Thomas/Trybus

    $20

  • Casey

    $50

  • Megs

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Steve, Teresa, Steffie and Maddie Fox

    $50

  • Rach

    $15

  • Hushmath

    $25

  • Bonnie Ste. Marie

    $26

  • Superbowl Squares!

    $45

  • Chris Ellis

    $100

  • Tim Riggins

    $25

  • John Nettles

    $25

  • Mel & Craig Foster

    $25

  • Cameron Hill

    $10

  • Dan B

    $27

  • Greg Hogan

    $100

  • Lynnie

    $50

  • Megs

    $15

  • Coach Taylor

    $15

  • Emily and Cory

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • cj mitchell

    $40

  • Betty

    $25

  • Frozen Running

    $15

  • Pitt Family

    $50

  • MARCH MADNESS BRACKETS!

    $35

  • Delia Casey-march madness

    $15

  • Leah Press

    $10

  • Lir Fundraising Night!

    $750

  • Ben

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Britt & Adam Murray

    $25

  • Ms. Patricia A. Collins

    $500

  • Nance

    $15

  • fred and Debbie Bryant

    $147

  • The Phillips Family

    $50

  • Mr. Adam N. Greene

    $15

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97% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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

Mr. Adam N. Greene

Mr. Adam N. Greene

DONATION: $15

7 years ago

The Phillips Family

The Phillips Family

DONATION: $50

So proud of you!! 7 years ago

fred and Debbie Bryant

fred and Debbie Bryant

DONATION: $147

We are so proud of you Ali, love Nancy's Mom 7 years ago

Nance

Nance

DONATION: $15

I'm so proud of all that you do lovebug<3 Best of luck tomorrow!!!!!!!!!! 7 years ago

Ms. Patricia A. Collins

Ms. Patricia A. Collins

DONATION: $500

7 years ago

Britt & Adam Murray

Britt & Adam Murray

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Dan "The Doose" Dusenberry 7 years ago

Ben

Ben

DONATION: $40

7 years ago

Lir Fundraising Night!

Lir Fundraising Night!

DONATION: $750

7 years ago

Leah Press

Leah Press

DONATION: $10

Good job future roomie!!! 7 years ago