BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I am honored to have been chosen to run the Boston Marathon on April 17 for the 2017 Massachusetts General Hospital Marathon Team for Pediatric Hematology Oncology. My run is being dedicated to my 6 year old niece, London. London is currently being treated at MGHfC for her 3rd brave battle with Medulloblastoma.
This is my first marathon, and I cannot be more excited to be running in my hometown! Every single dollar of your generous donation will fund critical cancer research and provide programs for children and their families at Mass General Hospital- for kids just like London!
I have never met anyone who has more courage and strength than London. I think of her every single time I hit the pavement while I'm training and I feel so blessed to be running in her honor. She gives me strength with every step I take- and her beautiful smiling face will get me to that finish line in April.
Together We Can Make a Difference!
Thank you SO much for your love and support!
This run's for Lon! #LondonStrong #RunforMGH
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 our 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.