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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

Shannon Gaffney

THE STORY:

As a physician in the United States Air Force, it is rare to get an opportunity as great as the one that I have been afforded. I was dismissed from my primary military responsibilities for one year to complete a breast imaging fellowship in a civilian program. I am currently training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. My desire to take advantage of all the opportunities at Massachusetts General Hospital and in Boston during this one year has landed me on the MGH Pediatric Hematology Oncology Marathon Team. Over the next five months, I'll be training alongside 142 other inspiring teammates and on April 17, 2017 our efforts will culminate as we take to the streets of Boston to run the 121st Boston Marathon! In addition to the hard physical training that I'll endure over the winter months, I'm aiming to achieve a much larger goal--to raise $10,000 for pediatric cancer research. I work with cancer patients each day at the Avon Breast Center and I've also seen several family members and friends endure their own cancer battles. It is the tenacity and courage of these people that inspires me to take on difficult challenges. I will draw from the strength of the cancer fighters around me to train and complete the 26.2 mile marathon. Stand up with me and be a voice because kids can’t fight cancer alone!  Please support my efforts to raise awareness and together let’s stop childhood cancer!

 

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.

$7,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tracy Skelly

     

  • Jocelin & Eddie

    $200

  • Dr. Dog

     

  • Ferdie Dimatulac

     

  • James Noyes

    $10

  • Fellow Girl Cyclist in Utah

     

  • Mary Kalica

    $50

  • Joseph Capitani

    $100

  • Adorante Pahuriray

    $25

  • Dana Hausler

    $100

  • Christine E

    $50

  • Jeff and Anne Palmer

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jesse Lardner

    $25

  • Tharin Family

    $100

  • JJ Cobb

     

  • Manisha Bahl

    $100

  • Jodie Bolt MD

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,525

  • Gaffney

    $50

  • Patti and Sean

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Leslie Lamb

    $100

  • Dorothy Sippo

     

  • TIMOTHY J GAFFNEY

    $100

  • Nancy Engel

    $50

  • MGH mammo techs fun fund

    $100

  • Britt Haas

    $50

  • Max

    $50

  • Kyle and Penny Jones

    $25

  • T Hassan

     

  • Katie Gallagher

    $50

  • Shirley Blackburn

    $50

  • Jamie Yedowitz

    $150

  • Winget Family

    $100

  • The Wilkins Family

    $25

  • Bobbi Wagner

    $10

  • Angela Hayes

    $25

  • Katy Lowry

     

  • Steve & Alyson Kennedy

    $50

  • Shona Sandlin

    $50

  • Edmund & Colleen Signer

    $100

  • JAMES Grayson

    $50

  • RF. Willett

    $100

  • Mr. Jack A. Cobb

    $200

  • Harrison Tucker

    $50

  • Jack Chen

     

  • Justin and Rebecca Flores

     

  • Ernie and Keeley

    $50

  • Dushyant Sahani

    $50

  • Go Shannon! Boston Big Time!

    $50

  • Gina Torre

    $100

  • Ken Phan

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • James Noyes

    $100

  • Anne Maasland

    $500

  • Dad and Sue

    $100

  • connie lehman

    $50

  • Aunt Donna & Uncle Pat

    $25

  • Katy and Scott Giles

    $50

  • Calleigh Little

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bernadette Jakomin

     

  • Ying Chen

     

  • Shamik & Chhaya Patel

    $100

  • Jen and Demetri Dimitriadis

    $100

  • Angela Campbell

     

  • J Chen

     

  • Shannon Gaffney

    $160

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70% 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

Shannon Gaffney

Shannon Gaffney

DONATION: $160

2 years ago

J Chen

J Chen

2 years ago

Angela Campbell

Angela Campbell

2 years ago

Jen and Demetri Dimitriadis

Jen and Demetri Dimitriadis

DONATION: $100

Go Shannon!! 2 years ago

Shamik & Chhaya Patel

Shamik & Chhaya Patel

DONATION: $100

Deven Patel 2 years ago

Ying Chen

Ying Chen

Good luck, Shannon! 2 years ago

Bernadette Jakomin

Bernadette Jakomin

In memory of Ivan Jakomin 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Calleigh Little

Calleigh Little

DONATION: $10

Love you Shannon! Kick ass out there. 2 years ago

Katy and Scott Giles

Katy and Scott Giles

DONATION: $50

Run yourself silly! 2 years ago