BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
This is a story of how your generous donations result in happy endings. Lily was diagnosed with ALL leukemia in September 2011, just as she was starting kindergarten. For the next two and half years she was under the amazing care of the medical staff at MGH and is now a healthy, happy eight year old. For those of us that have never experienced such an ordeal, it's hard to imagine the pain and stress the family endures during this time. Thier hope lies in the ability of the medical team and their resources.
This will be my third year running for the MGH Boston marathon team to raise the money to support pediatric cancer reseach and cancer care. Please help me help these kids. With your generosity, the medical team at the MGH can continue thier amazing work to make every child diagnosed with cancer a success story like Lily's.
Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock Financial, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised nearly $9 million to support the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital forChildren (MGHfC). Funds raised are directed to cancer care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.
MGHfC has put these funds to good use advancing cutting-edge research, increasing the number of clinical studies to improve cure rates and providing the best treatment possible to pediatric cancer patients. But MGHfC is also focused on the quality of life of its young patients and their families. The marathon program also supports child life activities such as art and music therapy and support services for parents and siblings of patients.
The 2014 marathon is going to be one of the most historic 26.2 mile runs ever and we are honored to be a part of it. We appreciate your support. MGH Strong!