Ten years ago, I joined the Worrell family with their on fundraising initiatives for MGH. Watching how this hospital went above and beyond for our dear Cindy and the entire Worrell family, proved that this is in fact Man's Greatest Hospital. After running the Disney 5K for MGH's cancer research with our Bentley clan, I said that I would one day run the Boston marathon for this cause. Now that time has come, and I am honored to run the Boston Marathon for Mass General Hospital. With close friends and family affected by cancer, there is no cause that I feel closer to and more passionate about.
I am very excited to be a part of the Mass General Marathon Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer…One Step at a Time to raise money to support the pediatric hematology-oncology program, pediatric cancer research and patient care programs at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Compared to the struggle these amazing kids go through, running 26.2 miles and training through winter will be nothing!
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).
The funds raised by the Mass General Marathon Team go directly to the MGHfC and help support clinical and laboratory research in childhood cancer, as well as supportive care programs including wellness services like art and music therapy; parent, teen and sibling support groups; and child life specialists who help patients cope with illness and treatment. The kids inspire us to run 26.2 miles; we need to inspire them in return, so they can continue to fight this disease.
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.
I am so lucky to live in a city where the greatest hospital in the world is based. I am honored to run and fundraise for MGH's pediatric hematology-oncology Program. Any contribution that can get us one step closer to a cure, I appreciate more than words can explain. Thank you for your support on this journey!