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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

Mick Brown

THE STORY:

STUFF ABOUT ME:

I'm a 39 year-old Aussie Clydesdale, meaning I weigh over 195 lbs (politically correct way of saying that I'm overweight).  My first marathon was Big Sur in California in 2010 and I got the bug!  Ran Boston in 2011 for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Division, when I was partnered with my good buddy, Franklin, who is recovering from leukemia, and finished in 3.33.54.  Recently ran Philly in 3.08.08 and managed to qualify for Boston, in addition to the privilege of being selected to run for MGH again in 2012.  Goals for Boston 2012 include smashing the $5,000 fundraising threshold and breaking 3 hours.

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 forChildren (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.




WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME:



I might not be the best Volunteer or Fundraiser but I'm decent at it and I can't think of a downside of throwing a vote my way.

$4,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • A Friend

    $100

  • Mick brown

    $100

  • Howard S Diamond

    $200

  • Maureen & Rick Clarke

    $100

  • Clancy

    $200

  • Champ!

    $50

  • Anja

    $50

  • The George Family

    $50

  • Run Mick Run!!! -Becca

    $50

  • Thomas Hough

    $20

  • Matey Cosgrave

    $25

  • Susan

    $50

  • Anna Ford

    $100

  • Jeremy Bikman

    $200

  • Ed D

    $100

  • Cheap Ray Brown

    $50

  • Duleep Wikramanayake

    $100

  • GK

    $50

  • John Ariatti

    $50

  • Alex M

    $20

  • Tom Docherty

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Steve Power

    $100

  • A friend

    $75

  • Rick Campbell

    $250

  • Peter Urbain

    $50

  • Steven Herrmann

    $50

  • Steve Passeri

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jim Pressler

    $100

  • Lisa Gould

    $100

  • Tory Wood

    $100

  • Christie W

    $75

  • Scott Marnoch

    $100

  • Bob Otovic

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rich and Jean Guarino

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jeff Fleming

    $100

  • Anna & Amelia

    $25

  • Michaela on behalf of Noah

    $50

  • Peter Kingma

    $100

  • J Conroy

    $100

  • David Chambers

    $100

  • Leigh Jasper

    $200

  • Tom Daunt

    $200

  • john mowry

    $100

  • Mary Harp

    $100

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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

Mary Harp

Mary Harp

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

john mowry

john mowry

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Tom Daunt

Tom Daunt

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Leigh Jasper

Leigh Jasper

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

David Chambers

David Chambers

DONATION: $100

Mate, when you going to get over this 'living in the USA' thing? Its only been eight years, we thought it might be just a phase you were going through! And anyhow some of us really are missing you down under!! LOL. Jokes aside, its a great cause and well done old buddy! 6 years ago

J Conroy

J Conroy

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Peter Kingma

Peter Kingma

DONATION: $100

To the memory of friends... 6 years ago

Michaela on behalf of Noah

Michaela on behalf of Noah

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anna & Amelia

Anna & Amelia

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Jeff Fleming

Jeff Fleming

DONATION: $100

Stay cool my man. 6 years ago