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Tim Pennell via Crowdrise
April 14, 2012

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Tim Pennell

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,  

On April 16, 2012 I will run the Boston Marathon - 26.2 Miles - to raise money to support pediatric cancer research and patient care programs at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center. As I continue my training for the race I am counting on your support - to not only help reach my $5,000 fundraising goal but to inspire and encourage me every step along the way. Preparing for a marathon is nothing compared to the daily courage and strength required of children and their families fighting cancer.  

Your donation will go directly to the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center and help support clinical and laboratory research in childhood cancer, as well as supportive programs including wellness services like art and music therapy; parent, teen and sibling support; and child life specialists who help patients cope with illness and treatment.   

I hope you will consider supporting my marathon run by contributing to this special and important program. Thank you for your support - for me and, more importantly, for the courageous kids fighting cancer one step at a time.   

Sincerely, Tim  

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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. 

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.

$5,114

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Pennell

     

  • Hannah Conklin

     

  • James O'Keefe

     

  • Mary Beth Johnson

     

  • Virginia Browne

     

  • Brooke Cartus

     

  • Ken/Adrienne Meyers

     

  • Jim Broyles

     

  • Jess MacIntyre

     

  • Tim and Jacque

     

  • Davis Murphy

     

  • Susan and Jack Braswell

     

  • Nancy & Dick

     

  • Susan Gleiser

     

  • Katie Janeway

     

  • Ashley McClain

     

  • Wayne and Diane Jamison

     

  • Sheila Virgil

     

  • Ben and Rita Floyd

     

  • Ed and Melanie Broyhill

     

  • David Palko

     

  • Kate Sullivan

     

  • Linda Browne

     

  • Dr. and Mrs. Grover R. Mims

     

  • Perry and Ann Fisk

     

  • Natalie Braswell

     

  • Cliff P

     

  • Susan Harmeling

     

  • Ailing Shih

     

  • David Stolow

     

  • Pauly B

     

  • Michael Foley

     

  • Barbara and Roger Bear

     

  • Superbatman

     

  • Marjorie Holleman

     

  • Steve and Nancy Scoggin

     

  • Sandra Crouch

     

  • Gray and Elisa Clark

     

  • Andrea Dharte

     

  • Price Williams

     

  • James Broyhill

     

  • Becky & Ted Dougherty

     

  • Boston University School of Management

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Adam Wallick

     

  • Katy and Mickey Boles

     

  • Bob Setzer, Jr.

     

  • Dana Connolly

     

  • Lori Murphy

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Amy O'Brien

     

  • Hannah Conklin

     

  • James O'Keefe

     

  • Alex de Aguiar Reuter

     

  • Kelly Hughes

     

  • Chris & Pam Cash

     

  • Jay Meyers

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Cleo H. Rowley

     

  • Joy Calico

     

  • The Gortney's

     

  • RKC

     

  • Megan Connolly

     

  • Anya Thomas

     

  • Your biggest fans!

     

  • Ruth & Sierra Hites

     

  • Ms. Lucia O'Keefe

     

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102% 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

Ms. Lucia O'Keefe

Ms. Lucia O'Keefe

6 years ago

Ruth & Sierra Hites

Ruth & Sierra Hites

in honor of Rima 6 years ago

Your biggest fans!

Your biggest fans!

6 years ago

Anya Thomas

Anya Thomas

Rock the Marathon Tim! 6 years ago

Megan Connolly

Megan Connolly

6 years ago

RKC

RKC

6 years ago

The Gortney's

The Gortney's

We are so proud of you! 6 years ago

Joy Calico

Joy Calico

6 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Cleo H. Rowley

Mr. and Mrs. Cleo H. Rowley

6 years ago

Jay Meyers

Jay Meyers

6 years ago