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March 01, 2012

On 4/16 I will run the Boston Marathon to raise funds for kids' cancer research. please consider donating.  See more

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

David Systrom

THE STORY:

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.

$1,800

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Systrom

    $200

  • Phillip Burgess

    $100

  • Suzanne Rothschild & John Baynard

    $100

  • TB

    $100

  • Art Page

    $250

  • Robert and Becky Vail

    $100

  • Spencer Norton

    $50

  • Jack And Pat Carucci

    $100

  • Bill and Nancy Blaze

    $100

  • Hunter Boll

    $200

  • Dick Weaver

    $100

  • Patrick Hall

    $100

  • Ann & Peter Pfister

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. David Estridge

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Chris M. Erikson

    $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

Mr. and Mrs. David Estridge

Mr. and Mrs. David Estridge

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Chris M. Erikson

Mr. and Mrs. Chris M. Erikson

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Ann & Peter Pfister

Ann & Peter Pfister

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Patrick Hall

Patrick Hall

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Dick Weaver

Dick Weaver

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Hunter Boll

Hunter Boll

DONATION: $200

7 years ago

Bill and Nancy Blaze

Bill and Nancy Blaze

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Jack And Pat Carucci

Jack And Pat Carucci

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Spencer Norton

Spencer Norton

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Robert and Becky Vail

Robert and Becky Vail

DONATION: $100

7 years ago