And thank you for checking out my fundraising page. I'm incredibly fortunate, and excited, to be running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology and Oncology team in my first ever Boston Marathon!
Those who know me know it will be an absolute dream come true to toe the line in Hopkinton and (eventually) make my way down Boylston. The Boston Marathon has been a big part of my life for many years. My family and I cheered my dad on during his seven Boston Marathons from in front of La Cantina in Framingham.
In my previous life as a newspaper reporter in MetroWest I wrote about runners and volunteers from the area participating in the marathon, including many impacted by the 2013 bombings.
I am honored to now be able to take on this historic run, and to do so for such an important group.
To say my family is a "MGH family" is an understatement. I am the communication specialist for the MGH Department of Medicine, my wife Jenna completed her residency at the Mass General Hospital for Children, and my daughter Alice was born here in 2017. So yeah, I'm a big fan of this place.
Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team…Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time…has raised $14 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.
I am eternally grateful for whatever donation you are able to give, which will not only allow me to fulfill this dream, but also make a signficant impact for an important cause.