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2017 Mass General Marathon Team for Pediatric Hematology Oncology

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April 18, 2017

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Jenifer Agosti

THE STORY:

A LITTLE OF MY STORY....

As many of you probably know, I have never been a distance runner. But I love running and over the last several years have committed to doing more 5Ks with Mike and the kids. My goal ever since 1995 has been to run the Boston Marathon before I’m 50, and after my last birthday (#46) and my last year (cancer treatment and the loss of Sue, my dear sister-in-law), I realized that the time is now.

Thanks to Mira and Keith, all of my treatment was through Mass General. What a gift. Not only did my cancer team (Barb, Bev, and Rachel -- goddesses all!) blow me away with their care and compassion, but so did the interventional radiology team, proton therapists, nursing staff, OR teams, and even orderlies. MGH may be known for its amazing clinical skill, but combined with this compassion it is what every hospital should aspire to be.

As I went through proton radiation with my three wonderful new friends (Nive, Sandy, and Tina), we regularly saw children there for treatment. There was no doubt, as we sat there fatigued, still a little sick, sore, burnt, and bald, that we were the incredibly lucky ones. We would have it be us rather than our children any day.

So I see this marathon as an opportunity to take my mental and physical strength and do something that’s a little bit selfish – just me, my sneakers, some warm clothes, good tunes, and the road – but also a little bit good. Being able to combine my selfishness with raising money for the most amazing caregivers in the world (staff at Mass General) who are caring for children with this icky diagnosis feels like the least I can do to give back. Thanks for your support!!!

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS CHARITY from MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL:

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.

$11,859

MONEY RAISED
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  • S2

    $72

  • Mom

    $50

  • Frank & Mary Agosti

     

  • Susan and Norman Talpins

    $100

  • The Bergheiser Family

    $100

  • Mady and Eli Wilk

    $25

  • B&B&R&M

     

  • Helene Pasternak & Jim Magyar

     

  • Sharon and Donald Jacobs

    $100

  • Family

    $100

  • Sandi and David Shulman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mira & Keith & Hazel & Ruby

     

  • Erika

     

  • Darlene Fleischman

    $50

  • Laura Ellis

     

  • Brian Condon

    $100

  • Fred and Iris Kauffman

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The McGoldrick Family

     

  • Toby Hantman

    $15

  • Laura Weisberg

    $25

  • Bernie & Suzanne Perkins

    $15

  • Dick and Mary Lou Southwick

    $250

  • Mary Gambon

    $25

  • Celeste

    $50

  • The Callahan Family

    $50

  • The Levy Family

    $250

  • Stephen Hoff

     

  • Dennis & Julie Reno

     

  • Karen Fritz

     

  • Yale Alumni Schools Committee

    $100

  • Marc Barrachin and Delina Codey-Barrachin

    $350

  • Tina

    $100

  • Coutu Family

    $250

  • The Doucettes

     

  • Mechelle Sciaudone

    $50

  • Filippo Oppici

    $250

  • Vera Godley

    $50

  • June Meckel

    $25

  • Phyllis Gelman-Mash

    $25

  • The Lovett Family

     

  • The Custers

    $100

  • Loth Family

     

  • Kim Hearst

    $50

  • Karen M Gildea

     

  • Lindsey Robb

     

  • Dubois Family

     

  • Teri & Stephen & Kate & Celia

     

  • Tracey Densmore

    $100

  • Mitch Gordon

    $100

  • Kristin Nordahl

    $100

  • VeraGodley

    $50

  • Klipfel Family

    $50

  • Sally & Chuck

    $200

  • Carl,Kelli,Madison & Cameron Mercurio

    $50

  • Gail and David Medeiros

    $50

  • Paula J Bloom

    $50

  • Caroline Buchta

     

  • Daniel Moore

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jane and Scott Halladay Goldman

     

  • Anne Douglass

    $50

  • Amanda Agosti

    $100

  • Stephanie Godley

    $25

  • John Hayes

    $100

  • Julie Spong

    $100

  • Anne Comstock

     

  • Hope Ralph

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Irma (Grama) Fritz

     

  • JCRuth

    $500

  • Holly and Rob Lynch

     

  • Brenda Faulkner

    $25

  • Celeste Ortins

    $50

  • Vera Godley

    $50

  • Lisa Richardson

     

  • Cheryl M

     

  • Eva Ehrlich

    $25

  • Selma Keil

    $18

  • Peterson family

    $25

  • Agosti

    $100

  • Marissa Oliveto and Family

     

  • NATALIA AGOSTI

    $10

  • Lauren Dayton

     

  • Elaine Fritz

     

  • Sandra Gillis

    $100

  • Skydive Pepperell Family

    $266

  • Mark Rains

    $26.22

  • Thibideau Family

    $100

  • Sharon and Todd

    $50

  • Peter Blake

     

  • Dubs

    $100

  • The Bullock Family

    $25

  • Mark S. Jaffe and Sandy Henderson

    $100

  • Alexandra Bradstreet

    $50

  • Smith Family

     

  • Kathryn Tout

    $50

  • Barbara Levy-Jacobs

    $18

  • Andrew Agosti

    $25

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119% Raised of $10,000 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

Andrew Agosti

Andrew Agosti

DONATION: $25

Happy Mother's Day, Mama! I am very proud of you! 2 years ago

Barbara Levy-Jacobs

Barbara Levy-Jacobs

DONATION: $18

In loving memory of Miriam Goldenberg, mother of two, grandmother of 4. May you cherish her memory. 2 years ago

Kathryn Tout

Kathryn Tout

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Smith Family

Smith Family

2 years ago

Alexandra Bradstreet

Alexandra Bradstreet

DONATION: $50

To my guardian angel, an instant soulmate, the one who helped me cross the finish line! 2 years ago

Mark S. Jaffe and Sandy Henderson

Mark S. Jaffe and Sandy Henderson

DONATION: $100

Jenifer Agosti 2 years ago

The Bullock Family

The Bullock Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dubs

Dubs

DONATION: $100

You are an inspiration!!!! 2 years ago

Peter Blake

Peter Blake

2 years ago

Sharon and Todd

Sharon and Todd

DONATION: $50

2 years ago