Nicholas Elfner's Fundraiser:

Mass General Marathon Team

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Running in the dark at 5am I have plenty of time to reflect. I run in honor of these brave children and my Aunt Carole, a cancer survivor.

via Crowdrise 3 years ago

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Nicholas Elfner

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.

$9,397

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nicholas and Raina S. Elfner

    $500

  • Frame Family

    $100

  • Norma Greenberg and David Cole-ROUS

    $300

  • Anthony Greco

    $50

  • Neil Grabowski

    $250

  • m iler

    $25

  • Martha Hodgman

     

  • Ji Young

     

  • Donna & Mike Susnick

    $300

  • The O'Keefe Family

    $100

  • Kim MacAdam and Andrew Gelson

    $25

  • Joel and Tara

    $25

  • Kim Druker Stockwell and Pel Stockwell

    $100

  • Rudgies

    $200

  • Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

    $250

  • The Olearczyk Family

    $100

  • The Sullivan Family

    $75

  • Alriona Costigan

     

  • The Perkins Family

    $100

  • Chip & Jane Elfner

    $250

  • The Dean Family

    $50

  • Kingman Gordon

    $100

  • Matt Buscone

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • The O'Halloran Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Constantina Vardas and Stuart Susnick

    $100

  • David Forgash

    $100

  • The Chisholm Family

    $300

  • Eric "Big Buns" Harnden

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Wilkes Family

    $50

  • The Havlicek Family

     

  • Peter Walsh

    $100

  • MVE

    $100

  • The Wrixons

    $50

  • Pam & Spike Lingel

    $100

  • Todd Vandam

    $100

  • JT and Alli Gilbert

    $40

  • Brandy and Paul Chapman

    $25

  • Washburn Family

    $100

  • Chris Heckscher

    $40

  • The Stefans

     

  • Betty and Bruce Levin

    $300

  • The Zappi-Hall Family

    $100

  • Anna and Taylor Fravel

    $100

  • Jason, Samantha, Claire & Sophie

    $100

  • The Reed Family

     

  • Rob Fernandez

    $50

  • Ray & Claire Haddad

    $50

  • Phil, Catherine and Brad Saines

     

  • Alex Iler

    $75

  • Curt Curtis

    $250

  • Kiley Clapper

    $20

  • Patrick & Kevin Araujo-Lipine

    $25

  • Susan Mooney

     

  • Josh U

     

  • The Lubitz Family

    $25

  • Sweta Singh

     

  • Valerie & Daisy Hanson

    $100

  • Jim Bottoms

    $50

  • Hondo and The Biz

    $50

  • Greg Saunders

     

  • The Bernier Family

    $100

  • Carole, Michael and the kids

    $333

  • Rajesh Prasad

    $20

  • Breckenridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

    $150

  • Breckenridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

    $500

  • Peter Coffin

    $500

  • Lisa & Jim Ellis

    $150

  • Charlie Clapp

    $100

  • The Filtzer Family

    $100

  • The Whoriskey Family

    $125

  • Tyler Chapman

    $50

  • The Boveys

    $25

  • Alan Sacks and Family

    $100

  • Vicki Kaufman

    $100

  • Drew Meyers

    $25

  • Scott and Mary Henry

    $50

  • Sara Chanda

     

  • Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

    $25

  • Frederick G. Smith Jr.

    $94

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188% 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

The Filtzer Family

The Filtzer Family

DONATION: $100

In memory of Mary Knowles and in honor of Marigrace Filtzer 3 years ago

Charlie Clapp

Charlie Clapp

DONATION: $100

For all those great kids - stay cool - go out SLOW 3 years ago

Lisa & Jim Ellis

Lisa & Jim Ellis

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Peter Coffin

Peter Coffin

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Breckenridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

Breckenridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Breckenridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

Breckenridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Rajesh Prasad

Rajesh Prasad

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Carole, Michael and the kids

Carole, Michael and the kids

DONATION: $333

I am very touched and honored that you are doing this on my behalf and for all the other people who have suffered or will suffer from this bizarre illness 3 years ago

The Bernier Family

The Bernier Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Greg Saunders

Greg Saunders

3 years ago