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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

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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.

$5,235

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dan, Jane and Jenna

    $250

  • Al

    $40

  • barry

    $50

  • Deborah and Orrin

    $100

  • Jurriaan Peters

    $25

  • David B Wheeler MD PhD

    $50

  • Wendy

    $50

  • Nancy Daoud

    $50

  • David Cohen

    $100

  • Dave, Annie, Sophie, Eliza

    $100

  • Ed Bajwa

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Zachary Cash

    $100

  • Kevin Durand

    $100

  • Brian & Cindy

    $100

  • Judy Damore

     

  • Phyllis and Mark Cash

     

  • judy and Stuart Nevins

     

  • Dan, Julie, Molly & Katie Kikuchi/Walsh

     

  • Rosette & Paul Scheib

    $100

  • Brian Gormley and Shan Liu

    $150

  • miranda ip

    $50

  • Blair Miller

     

  • Emily S. Wan

     

  • Theo, Barb, Allie, Risa, Ruby & Ava

    $100

  • The Maibach Family

    $50

  • Brad Hyman

    $100

  • Kenneth C. Sassower

    $100

  • Joan Sapir and Joel Ristuccia

    $50

  • Anna Pomykala

    $50

  • Judy & Michael D'Amore

     

  • Cenk Ayata

    $200

  • Marjorie Curran

    $100

  • Sonia Lewin

    $100

  • Herbert M. Weiss

    $100

  • Nitin B.

     

  • Tim, Leigh Anne, Emily, Charlotte

    $50

  • Leigh Hochberg

     

  • the Schissel family

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Krouskoff

    $50

  • Justin

    $100

  • Marygrace Neal

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mirela Simon

    $50

  • Bianchi

    $50

  • Juan and Diana Alcala

    $100

  • Julie

    $20

  • Karon Konner

    $40

  • Naomi Leeds

    $50

  • Joan Griffith

    $50

  • The Sohur Family

     

  • Benjamin Lapkin, PhD

    $50

  • Ms. Ellen Warren

    $50

  • Giorgio

    $50

  • Frank and Myra Fan

    $50

  • Ken & Annie Kao

    $200

  • Anne Young

    $100

  • Meredith Meeks

    $50

  • Phuc Tran

    $50

  • Rachel Dobrow Stone, Scott Stone, Hannah, and Karenna

     

  • Alex Chan

     

  • Alma Milan Ksenija Eric Halgren

    $200

  • Deanna

    $50

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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

Deanna

Deanna

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Alma Milan Ksenija Eric Halgren

Alma Milan Ksenija Eric Halgren

DONATION: $200

7 years ago

Alex Chan

Alex Chan

7 years ago

Rachel Dobrow Stone, Scott Stone, Hannah, and Karenna

Rachel Dobrow Stone, Scott Stone, Hannah, and Karenna

7 years ago

Phuc Tran

Phuc Tran

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Meredith Meeks

Meredith Meeks

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Anne Young

Anne Young

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Ken & Annie Kao

Ken & Annie Kao

DONATION: $200

7 years ago

Frank and Myra Fan

Frank and Myra Fan

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Giorgio

Giorgio

DONATION: $50

In loving memory of my brother in law Andreas Jager, who recently lost his battle against cancer. 7 years ago