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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

Katie VanVorst

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.

$5,085

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katelyn Sparks

    $200

  • cheryl lippi

    $25

  • Majestic

    $100

  • Lori Williams

    $25

  • John Malmborg

    $100

  • Holley engel

    $50

  • Mr. Irwin Kirschbaum

    $50

  • Janice and Dave Hwang

    $50

  • Colleen Shea

     

  • Hannah Jelly

    $50

  • Sammy

    $50

  • Corey Fehnel

    $25

  • Klare O'Keefe

    $50

  • Cristina Matthews

    $100

  • Trish Beamish

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ms. Karen L. Anderson

    $50

  • Ms. Sharon M. Busone

    $25

  • Ms. Karen M. Coleman

    $25

  • John H. Coughlin Jr., MD

    $250

  • Ms. Mary J. Dunham

    $50

  • Ms. Samantha G. Marinelli and Ms. Gayle F. Marinelli

    $50

  • Ms. Mary M. Mackey

    $50

  • Ms. Susan A. Malone

    $50

  • Mr. Theodore F. Lombard

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Grande II

    $50

  • Ms. Sharon McGuirk Wagar

    $25

  • Praveen C. Vallabhaneni, DMD, PLLC

    $100

  • T & J Electrical Corp.

    $50

  • Ms. Amy K. Sears

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Hannah Owens-Pike

    $50

  • Mackenzie Sargis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Sparks

    $25

  • Pauline Davy

    $75

  • Carol Corcoran

    $100

  • Jen Burke

     

  • Eileen Doherty

    $50

  • Kelly

    $50

  • Jon, Sue and Lou

    $100

  • Stephanie Cusworth

    $50

  • Jenn Roy

    $30

  • Tina Ward

    $50

  • Joan Levangie

    $50

  • A. Friend

    $250

  • Nancy Davis

    $25

  • Ms. Shannon E. Kelleher

    $25

  • Ms. Katelyn Sparks

    $20

  • Ms. Heidi M. Mariani

    $20

  • Ms. Maianh P. Tran-Allen

    $20

  • Ms. Esi A. Ofosu

    $20

  • Ms. Carol J. VanVorst

    $160

  • Ms. Sherry A. Sears

    $100

  • Ms. Robin C. DiGiacomo

    $50

  • Ms. Patricia Nardini

    $50

  • Ms. Carol J. VanVorst

    $360

  • Catholic Central High School

    $100

  • Van Vorst & Assoc

     

  • Patty & Mike Bouchard

    $50

  • Annabeth Gallagher

    $20

  • Mrs. Lara Jenkins

    $40

  • Ms. Tracy E. Duggan

    $30

  • Mrs. Kaitlyn M. Ceglarski

    $25

  • Ms. Mary Hansen

    $20

  • Ms. Carole-Ann Seneski

    $50

  • Ms. Kathleen VanVorst

    $370

  • Ms. Brenda M. Eklund

    $50

  • Ms. Robyn L. Mackey

    $50

  • Mr. Mark E. VanVorst

    $100

  • Mr. John L. Coughlin

    $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

Ms. Brenda M. Eklund

Ms. Brenda M. Eklund

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Ms. Robyn L. Mackey

Ms. Robyn L. Mackey

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Mr. Mark E. VanVorst

Mr. Mark E. VanVorst

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Mr. John L. Coughlin

Mr. John L. Coughlin

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Ms. Kathleen VanVorst

Ms. Kathleen VanVorst

DONATION: $370

7 years ago

Ms. Mary Hansen

Ms. Mary Hansen

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Mrs. Kaitlyn M. Ceglarski

Mrs. Kaitlyn M. Ceglarski

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Ms. Tracy E. Duggan

Ms. Tracy E. Duggan

DONATION: $30

7 years ago

Mrs. Lara Jenkins

Mrs. Lara Jenkins

DONATION: $40

7 years ago

Ms. Carole-Ann Seneski

Ms. Carole-Ann Seneski

DONATION: $50

7 years ago