I will be running the 2019 Boston Marathon as part of the Mass General Marathon Team - Fighting Kids Cancer One Step at a Time.
Funds raised are directed to cancer care and research initiatives that will lead to improvements in cure rates and enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.
In 2001, I lost my dad to cancer. 17 years later, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. During both of these life events, I spent time at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Although both of these experiences were very different, we were provided with the best care possible. For this, I am eternally grateful.
My goal is to raise $10,000 for this wonderful cause. With your help, I believe this goal is attainable. Every penny counts and we will get there - One Step at a Time!
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Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time has raised over $14 million to support the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Funds raised are directed to cancer care, research, and 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.
Each year more patients than ever before are referred to us because we continue to be leaders in transforming cancer care for children.
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.