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2017 Mass General Marathon Team for Pediatric Hematology Oncology

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Thank You Very Much!
May 19, 2017

I am so grateful for the support and the experience! I got to  Run For MGH!!! I am so happy that I have such great, caring people in my life.  See more

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Jennifer Belmonte

THE STORY:

 

I am thrilled to have the honor of being a member of the wonderful team which will run the 2017 Boston Marathon for such an important cause - to raise much needed funds for the Mass General Pediatric Cancer Center. 

I am a Physician Assistant and have worked for the  MGH Cancer Center for the majority of my career.  I have always been passionate about the care and support  of individuals who have been diagnosed with many different forms of cancer.  As I walk through the corridors of MGH,  daily I pass patients with their families,  and,  unfortunately, most of these patients are suffering from this devastating disease.

I also see the admirable parents of some of our tiniest  patients pushing strollers with their other children in tow, pressing through their day, and trying to remain hopeful and positive for their sick child, as well as for the rest of their family.  I think about how difficult it must be to have a child that is diagnosed with a life threatening disease, and  I marvel at their strength as they push those  strollers and wheelchairs--they  keep moving forward.

This will be my first marathon, and I am finally in the physical and mental condition to face this challenge.  I will draw this  physical and mental strength from the visions in my mind of these parents and caregivers pushing those strollers and wheelchairs--constantly driven and constantly moving forward.  

I am running in memory of Danny Haigh, Bob Toner, and Elaine Coliano. They all faced this terrible disease and showed amazing bravery and fought every step of the way.

Danny Haigh ( my late father in law) is missed dearly by his family  but I know he lives on in his energetic little granddaughter—Jessica. 

Bob Toner is missed dearly by all of us.   My cousin Kathleen's young husband was a "Rock Star" in his fight with brain cancer--he lives on in our hearts! 

Elaine "Lainy" Coliano was a wonderful and lifelong friend to my mother and family.  She was a true fighter and had the most amazing strength.  She is daily in my thoughts--so much so that my daughter Jessica Elaine is named, in part, for her.

Thank you  for taking the time to read my testimonial and for considering a donation to the Mass General Pediatric Cancer Center.  

 

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.

$6,220

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shawn Haigh

    $100

  • Robin McCormack

    $75

  • Stephen & Adrienne Grato

    $100

  • Beverly Murray

    $100

  • GAIL PEACH

    $25

  • Shawn McGrail

    $100

  • Gwen Mitchell

    $100

  • Kevin Hughes

    $50

  • Michelle Specht

    $100

  • Amy Comander

    $50

  • Matthew Klain

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sri Kotha

    $50

  • Shripad Nandurbarkar

    $25

  • Robert Mansour

    $50

  • Ben Konick

    $50

  • Todd Yenche

    $25

  • Amish Desai

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Constance Roche

    $50

  • Dana Haggett

     

  • Leane Manderson

    $25

  • Loren W

    $50

  • Joy Williams

    $25

  • Katie Williams

     

  • Jim and Christine Maz

    $250

  • Cailin Delaney

    $50

  • Kim McKenna

    $25

  • Kathy Toner

    $50

  • Kelly McMinis

    $25

  • Janice McLaughlin

    $50

  • Anvy Nguyen

    $50

  • Mom

    $50

  • Bottari Gaetano

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Erin Sullivan

    $100

  • Bert Turner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Elizabeth Loewen

     

  • Barbara Fee

    $50

  • Dyan

    $50

  • Mike and Kris Boisvert

    $150

  • Tom Belmonte

    $200

  • Cailin

    $25

  • Suzanne Coopey

    $100

  • Jenn Shin

    $50

  • Mansi Saksena

    $25

  • Kenneth Ryan

    $50

  • Louise Marsiglia-Wickman and Bill Wickman

     

  • Pam and Bob Bickford

    $25

  • Lisa Mazzone and Lori Czerwonka

    $100

  • Kolleen Taylor

    $25

  • Michele Gadd

    $100

  • Gwendolyn Mitchell

    $100

  • Fibber McGhee's Raffle

    $540

  • Catherine Furlani

    $100

  • Ben Konick

    $80

  • Tom Belmonte

    $100

  • Kathy Callahan

    $25

  • Fibber McGee's

    $500

  • Jesse silvestro

    $25

  • Katy,Dave,and Maddie

    $100

  • Connie Roche

    $50

  • Rong Tang

    $25

  • Maria Leach, your fav patient

    $100

  • Beth Strand

    $25

  • Jessie Howie

    $100

  • Donna Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Ann McMahon

    $50

  • Alphonse Taghian

    $160

  • Jane Miller

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily Doerr

    $20

  • Aimee Fortier

     

  • Dana Haggett

     

  • Adnan Khan

    $50

  • Jennifer Belmonte, CAMEO, and Brit

    $250

  • Jennifer Belmonte

    $150

  • MFS Investment Management

    $50

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104% 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

MFS Investment Management

MFS Investment Management

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jennifer Belmonte

Jennifer Belmonte

DONATION: $150

Thanks Nick, Jean and All! 2 years ago

Jennifer Belmonte, CAMEO, and Brit

Jennifer Belmonte, CAMEO, and Brit

DONATION: $250

For our patients 2 years ago

Adnan Khan

Adnan Khan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dana Haggett

Dana Haggett

You did it Jen! 2 years ago

Aimee Fortier

Aimee Fortier

2 years ago

Emily Doerr

Emily Doerr

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Jane Miller

Jane Miller

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alphonse Taghian

Alphonse Taghian

DONATION: $160

Go Jennifer, have fun 2 years ago