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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

Colleen Hansen

THE STORY:

I am excited to annouce that I will be running the 121st Boston Marathon and will once again be running with the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer, One Step at a Time. When I ran with the Mass General Team in 2015, I was able to experience firsthand what a truly wonderful and inspiring team Mass General has and the focus everyone brings to fighting kids' cancer.

In 2015, I participated in the Patient Partner program and was paired up with a young girl recently diagnosed with a tumor on her spine.  I was completely blown away by her strength and resilience.  Cancer, in some form or fashion, has impacted all our lives.  But I think we can all agree there’s a special place in our hearts for children fighting this disease…and those who are working to cure it.  This is an opportunity for me to advance the cause of eliminating cancer from the face of the Earth!  As a mother of two wonderful children, I couldn’t imagine running for a more worthy cause.

I have many cold, slippery days ahead of me to train for the marathon – something I gladly accept in support of fighting kids' cancer.  Plus, it can't be worse than the winter of 2015, right?!  Please consider giving to this program and helping me achieve my fundraising goal!  I thank you in advance for your generosity.

~Colleen

Additional information about the Mass General Marathon Team below:

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.

We are grateful for the hard work of all of our runners and the dedication of their family and friends, as they embark on fundraising and training for the historic 26.2 mile race.

$7,612

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Foley's

    $200

  • The Cannone Family

    $50

  • Pam Sinclair

    $50

  • Michelle & Dan Evans

    $100

  • Kramer family

    $100

  • ODonnell Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Wenzel Family

     

  • Addie & Vivi Juliani

    $50

  • Joe & Reed

     

  • The McCormack Family

     

  • Declan & Nitasha

    $100

  • Robert gelb

     

  • Jennifer Gelb

     

  • The Casarano Family

    $100

  • The Molettieri Family

    $100

  • Cindy - Stella & Dot Fundraiser

    $200

  • The Ronan Family

    $50

  • Esther & Ed Salmon

    $100

  • Ryan Marino

     

  • The McQuilkin Family

    $250

  • Michele Dyment

    $50

  • The Ragu D'Festivale Family

     

  • Grace & Ava Blackwell

    $75

  • Phil & Mary Salmon

    $100

  • Tom Soczek

    $150

  • Macy

     

  • The Malefatto Family

     

  • Herrick Family

    $100

  • Jim & Ruth Doucette

    $50

  • Hough Family

    $100

  • Sandra Hansen

     

  • Kathy Beriau

     

  • McIntyre Family

     

  • Connor & Cole

    $100

  • Meg Doyle

    $62

  • Mary Salmon

    $600

  • Yelp, Inc.

    $50

  • John and Cindy Hanshaw

    $155

  • Jane Patterson Cameron

     

  • Jen Donaghey

    $50

  • Donna & Frank Donaghy

     

  • Bunratty's Fundraiser!

    $1,600

  • Ms. Constance A. Swaebe

    $150

  • Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.

    $250

  • Liz McLoughlin

     

  • Pat Egan

    $50

  • Allison Abate

    $50

  • Quinn and Geoff Collins

    $25

  • Willis-Weafer Family

     

  • Julie, Vin and Dylan Mehta

    $50

  • Todd & Ginger Beaupre

    $50

  • Go get em, love the Russo clan

    $200

  • Kathleen Beriau

    $25

  • Laura La Francesca

     

  • The Murphy's

     

  • Stacey Kelly

    $100

  • Theresa Grady

    $100

  • Karen Mark

     

  • Aaron & Kara

    $100

  • Diane Melton

    $100

  • Karen Pearl

    $50

  • Etain O'Dea

    $25

  • Lesli and Don Kelleter

     

  • Anonymous Donor

    $100

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95% Raised of $8,000 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

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Donor

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Lesli and Don Kelleter

Lesli and Don Kelleter

2 years ago

Etain O'Dea

Etain O'Dea

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Karen Pearl

Karen Pearl

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Diane Melton

Diane Melton

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Aaron & Kara

Aaron & Kara

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Karen Mark

Karen Mark

2 years ago

Theresa Grady

Theresa Grady

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Stacey Kelly

Stacey Kelly

DONATION: $100

Thank you for runny for our special kids! May their strength support you and guide your steps! 2 years ago

The Murphy's

The Murphy's

Have a great run Colleen!! 2 years ago