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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

J S

THE STORY:

As many of you know, I've been blessed with the opportunity to work at Mass General for the past two years and have spent the majority of my time working in cancer research. As you can probably imagine, as much as I love my job it always tugs at my heart strings to look at the ages of subjects enrolled in pediatric trials and it's always a lot harder to see a death date so close to their birth date. 

While working at MGH, I also got involved with running, admittedly because it meant I could run on the field at Fenway Park and at Gillette Stadium (homes of the Red Sox and Patriots, respectively). But much like surfing, running quickly became addictive and I continued to look for races to run when my body would permit such activities. 

When I saw that MGH had a marathon team that combined two of my passions, I figured it was worth pushing myself to run 26.2 miles to help raise money to fund the fight against pediatric cancer. The distance these kids battle through makes 26.2 miles seem like a walk in the park and knowing that by taking a few steps I can help them with their own treatment marathons, I have no doubt that I will make it through. 

To those who get annoyed when I insist that I don't want birthday or Christmas gifts and I tell you that gifts are for kids-well, here's a way to give a gift to me that'll really help some very deserving kids out! Please consider making a donation instead of purchasing presents for me, I would be most grateful and I'm sure you'll feel good knowing that you're helping kids in their battle against cancer. 

Thank you for your love and support, 

-Jackie

PS--remember your donation is going to help a little kid with cancer go back to being a little kid, period. :)

 

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.

$1,035

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aunt Fran & Uncle Bill

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lauren Ducas

    $20

  • Aunt Paulette and Uncle Richard

     

  • Cheryl Fishman

    $20

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Alex Coglianese

    $75

  • Beow

     

  • Beth Mulligan

     

  • Suzie Hoctor

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Aunt Eileen and Uncle Will

    $50

  • Marty Dowling

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Torunn

    $100

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10% Raised of$10,000 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

Torunn

Torunn

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Marty Dowling

Marty Dowling

DONATION: $30

7 years ago

Aunt Eileen and Uncle Will

Aunt Eileen and Uncle Will

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

You go, girl!! 7 years ago

Suzie Hoctor

Suzie Hoctor

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan

7 years ago

Beow

Beow

7 years ago

Alex Coglianese

Alex Coglianese

DONATION: $75

AWESOME....So proud of you running for this cause. I'm going to run the NYC Marathon next November so I will need your training tips. 7 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $100

Good luck to you Jackie, but more importantly to the children, remember when you feel like giving up or can't do a training run remember they are counting on you! I know you can do this. Love you, Mom & Dad 7 years ago