It's the final stretch!
April 07, 2017
BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I am happy to announce that I am running for the 2017 MGH Pediatric Hematology Oncology Team!! As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, I have had the opportunity to work very closely with pediatric cancer patients receiving their treatment at MGH. This has perhaps been one of the most challenging and by far one of the most rewarding experiences of my medical training. I have learned a lot from these brave kiddos and realize that they and their families are some of the most resilient people I will ever meet!
Inspired by my experience working with these children and families, it is a huge honor to have the opportunity to fundraise as part of the MGH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology team. As a runner, I have dreamed of being able to run the Boston Marathon! This fundraising effort will give me the opportunity to not only reach my personal running goals, but to also give back in a way that is very meaningful to me.
Please donate to help me reach my fundraising goal of $6000!! 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the MGH's Pediatric Hematology Oncology unit.
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -
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.