MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote:
Hello and welcome to my fundraising page! For the 12th year I am proudly raising funds for the MGH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Your generous donation will go towards making a huge difference in the lives of children who really need your help.
This year holds special meaning. Ten years ago, I ran for my buddy Jack - a really special 3 year old battling cancer. It was an amazing experience to run for Jack and interact with his incredible family. He was cured by the amazing team at MGH and is living the life of a normal teenager. This year, however, the family received a shock when Jack's younger brother was diagnosed with cancer. To see his family rally around their youngest has been amazing to witness, and I am so honored to run for "mighty" Quinn. Inspirational doesn't do him justice.
Cancer is a terrible disease, but with the help of your donation, we can put an end to it. Your donation will go to a wonderful clinic that works overtime to provide the best and most compassionate care in the world.
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.