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Mass General Marathon Team

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Becky Bonenfant via Crowdrise
January 18, 2012

Every step in my training for the Boston Marathon with the Mass General team is one closer to a world without cancer!  See more

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Becky Bonenfant

THE STORY:

I'm officially running the Boston Marathon this April in memory of Lisa Isabelle. My first ever 26.2 mile race. My goal is to raise $5,000.00 in her memory to benefit the pediatric oncology programs at Mass General Hospital in Boston. It is a very lofty goal but I believe all the work I am putting into training and fundraising is nothing compared to all that Lisa's family and friends have been through and every single life touched by cancer. These funds can bring real change to this disease and a sincere effort to never have that pain exist in this world.

Lisa Isabelle was a relative of my husband's and I only knew her through Facebook as is often the foundation of out of town relatives and friends these days. Everyone has a Lisa in your life as your Facebook friend. The friend who is always posting thoughts, quotes, and updates while also freely flowing thoughts about what those connected to her had to say. You couldn’t post a picture without Lisa’s “like” or comment going up. I loved it. I immediately sent a note to my mother-in-law the day I received the Facebook friend request from Lisa. “I’m a part of the family now! Lisa is my friend!” I said excitedly and really meant it. Banter over what comments Lisa left was a routine conversation piece and it really made me feel welcome that she wanted me to be a part of her world even though she never had met me. One post a few months back was not so cheerful when she shared that she was diagnosed with highly advanced cancer and was stage 4B. I was so shocked, I didn't even know she was sick. There was little that they could do and every test and appointment came back with worse news. She had to undergo surgeries such as a Radical Hysterectomy. Lisa admitted to being brave but scared. She posted a different picture daily of herself with a loved one and encouraged everyone to treasure time they had together. A reminder to everyone how short time together really is. She had been living in South Carolina for a few years but hastily planned a very packed trip back to her home state here in Massachusetts. Everyone knew that it was a trip to say good-bye but in staying positive Lisa referred to it as a vacation and called it a “Time to Remember.” She made it here but never saw her trip to completion as she entered the hospital here in MA part way through her journey. She passed away June 11, 2011.
 

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. 

$5,525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom & Al Conlon

    $75

  • Aaron & Christine Young

    $50

  • Dan, Janice, and Danny Loughlin

    $50

  • Todd Weil

    $30

  • Dan f

    $50

  • Crystal S

    $50

  • Renee B

    $100

  • Josie Griffiths

    $50

  • Cheryl, Allen and Chloe Isabelle-Alper

    $100

  • Cassie Bonenfant

    $25

  • Nabeela Syed

    $25

  • Katie

    $50

  • Lindsay Leal

    $25

  • jen flynn

    $50

  • Lindsay Schultz

    $25

  • Andrew and Elina Hamilton

    $50

  • Sarah Mamis

    $50

  • brige and jay

    $75

  • Pepere & Memere

    $100

  • Michele

    $25

  • Shaun and Cody

    $100

  • Lara Sarmanian

    $25

  • Megan Samborski

    $25

  • Pat and Amanda

    $75

  • Jess Meisterman

    $50

  • Quinn

    $100

  • Beffy + Nick

    $50

  • jason

    $100

  • Fuller

    $26

  • Bethany

    $25

  • Kate Baldacci

    $25

  • Francis & Lisa

    $50

  • Cara

    $25

  • Lindsey

    $30

  • Jenn Gaudet

    $25

  • Dave Hansel

    $50

  • Beth Pyne

    $25

  • Aunty Jackie Isabelle

    $25

  • Rob and Angela Rizzo

    $50

  • Patty and Steve

    $100

  • Matt and Kristy

    $100

  • Erin Wonn

    $25

  • Danielle Duggan

     

  • Juile Rovelli

    $25

  • The Xuereb Family

    $50

  • The Rosses

    $25

  • Tom, Brenda & Maggie Conlon

    $100

  • Gail

    $100

  • Sandy & Winston

    $100

  • For Matt and Lisa

    $25

  • Barbara Tremblay

    $15

  • Erin & Andrew Haemker

    $50

  • John & Ginger Jones

     

  • Melissa Oliveira

    $50

  • Agnes Budnik

    $50

  • Caitlin Bard

     

  • Go Becky Go! LITB, Melissa

    $20

  • Angela

    $25

  • Shelbi LaValley

    $25

  • Cyndi & Rob

    $100

  • Lindsay and Matthew Dorman

    $50

  • Robin and Bob King

    $200

  • Katie Martin

    $30

  • The Zirulnik Family

    $20

  • Kimberly Crow

    $10

  • Geneva, Aaron & Madison

    $25

  • Todd Weil

    $25

  • Jeff Ventre

    $25

  • Nina Noyes

    $25

  • DT

    $50

  • Shana Grimes

    $25

  • ITS A BOY (and his name is Mike Lemire)

    $25

  • Joe Ponte

    $50

  • Riquier Family

    $50

  • Kelly Cobb

    $25

  • Bob & Beth

    $200

  • Norma & Barry

    $25

  • Ilyse Rubin

    $20

  • Linda

    $25

  • Katie Parry

    $20

  • The Wilson's

    $100

  • Katelyn

    $100

  • Laura Jasilli

    $25

  • Sarah Buckley

     

  • Don and Maureen Lincoln

    $25

  • Jessica Young

    $14

  • james + kathy cobb

    $25

  • Caroline & Nick

    $50

  • Mike Colgan

    $50

  • Korri & Teddy Crowley

    $25

  • Marie & Paul Moraski

     

  • Kerri Bailey

    $25

  • Winchester Hospital

    $90

  • Ms. Julia P. Linde

    $150

  • Joanne K. Ainsworth

    $400

  • Frances Egan

    $100

  • Patricia E. Haggerty

    $50

  • Kathleen M. Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Denise M. Potts

    $25

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111% 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

Denise M. Potts

Denise M. Potts

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Kathleen M. Fitzgerald

Kathleen M. Fitzgerald

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Patricia E. Haggerty

Patricia E. Haggerty

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Frances Egan

Frances Egan

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Joanne K. Ainsworth

Joanne K. Ainsworth

DONATION: $400

6 years ago

Ms. Julia P. Linde

Ms. Julia P. Linde

DONATION: $150

7 years ago

Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital

DONATION: $90

7 years ago

Kerri Bailey

Kerri Bailey

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Marie & Paul Moraski

Marie & Paul Moraski

7 years ago

Korri & Teddy Crowley

Korri & Teddy Crowley

DONATION: $25

7 years ago