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2017 Mass General Marathon Team for Pediatric Hematology Oncology

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Beth Callahan

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

It is with much excitement, enthusiasm, and a bit of nervousness that I announce that I will once again be running the Boston Marathon as a member of the Mass General Hospital Pediatric Cancer Team.  Since experiencing first hand the amazing work that occurs each day at the MGHfC Cancer Center, my family and I have been committed to giving back, in anyway possible, in support of the organization that gave us so much – a healthy four year old little man.

In June 2013, one day before his first birthday, our son, Joey, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma- a rare childhood cancer.  We spent much of the summer coming and going from Mass General.  The people caring for Joey were remarkable and we quickly realized how incredibly fortunate we were to have access to such amazing medical care.  Thanks to his pediatrician and the wonderful physicians and staff at Mass General, Joey is doing great and has a full life ahead of him.   We are very grateful and blessed.   As a result of this experience, our family has a much different perspective on life - enjoying each day more fully and celebrating the little things.  We are acutely aware that not every family's story has this same outcome.

It was such an amazing privilege to run the Boston Marathon with Mass General in 2014 and I am thrilled to be involved again.  I feel forever indebted to the physicians, nurses, and staff at MGHfC for the care they provided my son and our family during some of our most difficult days. Seeing my little one fight along side so many other children was an experience I never imagined having.  It has changed my life forever.

Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time has raised over $12 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.

Thanks in large part to the philanthropic dollars raised by this Marathon Team, MGHfC is advancing cutting-edge research, increasing the number of clinical studies to improve cure rates, and providing the best treatment possible to pediatric cancer patients. MGHfC is also focused on the quality of life of its young patients and their families through the child life program, which utilizes therapeutic play - music and art therapy 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, which indicates the growing popularity of the programming, the recognition of its importance, and the program’s ability to continue to expand its offerings.

In honor of Joey’s fight, and the many patients and families we met during our time at Mass General Hospital for Children, I am running the 2017 Boston Marathon.  Please support me in my run and help me reach my fundraising goal.

With much love and thanks,

Beth Callahan

 

$6,385

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marissa Piligian

    $50

  • Marzilli Family :)

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Caroline Theerman

    $25

  • Christina tenaglia

    $25

  • Cristina Michaud

    $100

  • Schroeder family

    $50

  • Denise McGovern

     

  • Karen Festa

    $25

  • Janene Stefancik

    $50

  • Natalie Lozoski

    $500

  • Elmwood School

    $150

  • Pat Ahearn

    $25

  • Duncan & Kathy McLean

    $100

  • Dan Mazur

    $50

  • Annette ONeill

    $100

  • The Jost family

    $50

  • Jim and Michelle Pelletier

    $500

  • Connie and Andy Chagnon

    $250

  • The Kelley's

    $140

  • Beth Callahan

    $410

  • Wells Family

     

  • Meaghan Winters

    $50

  • Ilene and George Silver

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Patchell, Jr.

    $50

  • Nancy and Mike O'Connor

    $25

  • Jay Sarkar

    $50

  • Bruce and a Linda Britton

    $25

  • The McCluskis

    $25

  • Grammy and Papa Callahan

     

  • Bridgette Kaczenski

    $100

  • Dori Panetta

    $100

  • Debra Cushman

    $50

  • Michael Koziara

    $100

  • Cristy Maw

    $25

  • Molly Steen

     

  • Jen, John, Connor, Paige, Caitlyn Umile

    $25

  • Catherine McCahill

    $25

  • Kaczenski

    $50

  • Lynn Kaczenski Skidmore

    $50

  • John Angelo

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Philip Koziara

    $500

  • Jessica Bruce

    $50

  • Joey's paternal great grandparents; Elizabeth and the late John Sulliv

    $1,000

  • Kerri Staring

     

  • Coleen Pelletier

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Denise Shanahan

    $50

  • Chris MacPherson

    $25

  • Ms. Beth A. Callahan

    $400

  • Ms. Barbara A. Fischer

    $50

  • Mrs. Joan E. Olson

    $50

  • Ms. Gail E. Welsh

    $150

  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kozub

    $60

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106% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $1,044,096 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$99,039

 

10% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised

$81,316

 

108% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Cincotta

Amount Raised

$29,210

 

97% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lyman Missimer

Amount Raised

$25,404

 

127% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Bronson

Amount Raised

$18,083

 

106% Raised of $17,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alyssa and Rich Maglione

Amount Raised

$16,835

 

120% Raised of $14,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Fernando Goldsztein

Amount Raised

$16,000

 

267% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tim Sullivan

Amount Raised

$15,886

 

106% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kozub

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kozub

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Ms. Barbara A. Fischer

Ms. Barbara A. Fischer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mrs. Joan E. Olson

Mrs. Joan E. Olson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ms. Gail E. Welsh

Ms. Gail E. Welsh

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Ms. Beth A. Callahan

Ms. Beth A. Callahan

DONATION: $400

2 years ago

Chris MacPherson

Chris MacPherson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Denise Shanahan

Denise Shanahan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Coleen Pelletier

Coleen Pelletier

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kerri Staring

Kerri Staring

2 years ago