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Krysta Johnson-Stanley's Fundraiser:

2017 Mass General Marathon Team for Pediatric Hematology Oncology

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May 19, 2017

Today is the last day for donations, and I have spent the past month reflecting on my experience of the marathon. Read on if you wish! (Warning:  See more

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Krysta Johnson-Stanley

THE STORY:

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.

Personally, MGH has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was 4 years old, my favorite aunt passed away from breast cancer after battling for nearly a decade with MGH’s help. When I was in 8th grade, a classmate and friend of mine passed away from very rare form of bile duct cancer, and I remember visiting him many times at MGH while he and his family fought.

When my father was diagnosed with throat cancer the summer going into my senior year of college, my family and I decided we would make the drive into the city to get MGH’s care for him. Thank GOD we did – because my dad made it, and this past October marked 8 years since his cancer went into remission – all thanks to MGH’s dedicated staff who treated him (Side note: my father’s cancer is also the reason I started running. It gave me the opportunity to “run” from the stress and pain of watching him go through his treatment, and I used to pretend I was stomping the malignant cells out of his body with every running step I took!).

Who would have thought that the man I ended up marrying, who is a childhood cancer survivor himself, would have many of his doctors still at MGH too. When we decided to start a family, we knew we would need fertility treatment, and there was no doubt in either of our minds that MGH would be our fertility clinic. April 2017, when I run the Boston Marathon, will mark 1 year since we were blessed with our beautiful daughter’s arrival. 

Now that I have a daughter, the Boston Marathon is the top item on my “bucket list”. For me, running has been my safe haven – my escape from stress and the best way to clear my head. None of the pain experienced during training will even come close to the physical and emotional pain patients of the pediatric oncology unit endure. I want to run to support a hospital that I believe in wholeheartedly and, quite frankly, owe two of the most important lives in my life to: my father and my daughter.

Please help support me and MGH!

$10,558

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kerrie Gondola

     

  • wendy and jamie dolce

     

  • David and Paula Doyle

    $50

  • Laura Clark

    $100

  • Bob Lammey

    $250

  • Loretta Lorusso

    $25

  • Polly Repucci

    $200

  • Crogan

    $25

  • Tina, Cole, Samantha, Reese and Rich

    $100

  • william Gelormini

    $100

  • Sara Goscha

    $50

  • Joanne & Fran Piascik

    $25

  • John + Doree

    $100

  • Sara and David Lane

    $50

  • Kelly Gallagher

    $50

  • The Calkins Family

     

  • Martha & Joey

    $50

  • The Piascik Family

    $100

  • Jillian

    $40

  • Ro, Al and Mike

    $200

  • Pamela D'Ambrosio

    $25

  • Graziano Family

    $50

  • Linda and Dave Coleman

    $25

  • Marie McCarthy

     

  • Mark, Michele, and Ana Natale

    $50

  • Marian Adgate

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jessica tower

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ann Marie Asadoorian

    $250

  • Sean, Courtney and Landon Walsh

     

  • The Dolces

    $100

  • Illinois Tool Works Foundation

    $300

  • John and Trish Cummings

    $50

  • Kathi Glynn

     

  • John and Susan LaBonte

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katie Crowley

    $50

  • Debbi Ring

    $100

  • Illinois Tool Works Foundation

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jen and Rob Morgan

    $50

  • Amy E Ferraro

    $250

  • Polly Repucci

    $100

  • Sarah Forman

    $25

  • Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency, Inc.

    $250

  • Margie Breen

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathy Lituri

    $100

  • Evan, Heppy & Frank

     

  • Jo Erbafina

    $150

  • Jennifer Kuo

    $25

  • Maggie Day

     

  • Beth Browning

     

  • Deborah Maffei

     

  • Candice Kilfoyle

    $100

  • Hannah Yifru

     

  • Robyn Engelman Maislin

     

  • Mark & Jolene DeAngelis

     

  • Melinda & Eric

     

  • Stuart and Wendi

    $100

  • Stella, Dylan, and Greta Baldacci

    $100

  • Jared, Sarah & Jeffrey

    $100

  • The Malo Family

    $50

  • Libby

    $100

  • Susan Barron

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dayle LaPenta

     

  • David, Carla, Daniel & Sarah Carlson

    $50

  • Roy & Mary Traugott

    $25

  • Susan Kangas

    $25

  • Ruth Quirion

    $25

  • Maureen Pellegrini

    $100

  • The Gelormini Family

    $100

  • Pamela Collins Hall

    $100

  • Caydan and Ryan

    $25

  • Conrad Hanno

    $25

  • Ann Marie Asadoorian

    $20

  • Mrs. Krysta M. Johnson

    $95

  • Steven and Krista Cruz

     

  • Meredith Wasko

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pamela D'Ambrosio

    $25

  • Kassandra

    $25

  • Patty & Bill Martin

     

  • Sara Misch

     

  • Elayna Tekle

    $25

  • Olivia Schum

     

  • The Winslow Family

     

  • Kim Davis

    $25

  • Naomi Mathis

     

  • Lisa Wagner

     

  • Ms. Pamela Malone

    $10

  • Ms. Janet McLane

    $50

  • Ms. Sharon Chirban

    $50

  • Ms. Ethel O'Reilly

    $50

  • Ms. Suzanne M. Kelliher

    $52

  • Ms. Elaine Iannuzzi

    $10

  • Ms. Lucinda E. Page

    $25

  • Jenny

    $10

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106% 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

Jenny

Jenny

DONATION: $10

Congrats Krysta! So grateful to have shared in this experience with you, what an incredible journey and cause. I am so impressed you accomplished such fundraising and training as a new mom - inspiring! 2 years ago

Ms. Lucinda E. Page

Ms. Lucinda E. Page

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ms. Elaine Iannuzzi

Ms. Elaine Iannuzzi

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Ms. Suzanne M. Kelliher

Ms. Suzanne M. Kelliher

DONATION: $52

2 years ago

Ms. Ethel O'Reilly

Ms. Ethel O'Reilly

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ms. Sharon Chirban

Ms. Sharon Chirban

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ms. Janet McLane

Ms. Janet McLane

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ms. Pamela Malone

Ms. Pamela Malone

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Lisa Wagner

Lisa Wagner

2 years ago

Naomi Mathis

Naomi Mathis

2 years ago