Hi everyone, thank you for visiting my page!
On April 15, 2019, I will be competing in the Boston Marathon, a dream of mine for many years. It is the world's oldest annual marathon and takes place in my favorite city, so I couldn't be more excited!
But far more importantly, I will have the honor of running on behalf of Massachusetts General Hospital's Pediatric Hematology Oncology Team. Throughout my life, I have been close to several families who have been affected by pediatric cancer. The strength and positivity that they have shown while pushing through the greatest battle of their lives is truly incredible. Their fighting spirit along with the groundbreaking work of Mass General has proven that we can all come together to beat pediatric cancer.
I am very proud to be running on Mass General's Fighting Kids Cancer One Step at a Time marathon team. Every dollar donated to this page will go directly to helping Mass General in their future cancer research initiatives, as well as allowing them to continue providing children with some of the best cancer care on the planet. Though I have set the bar high for my fundraising goal at $10,000, please know that no donation is too big or too small. Every dollar will make a difference for this wonderful cause.
Moving forward, please feel free to spread the word to your own friends qnd family. I truly appreciate your support and I look forward to crossing the finish line in April!
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 $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.