On April 15th 2019, I will have the privilege of running the Boston Marathon for MGH's Pediatric Oncology team, and am aiming to raise $10,000 for this incredible cause! I'm humbled to have the opportunity to run these many, many miles in the coming months in honor and remembrance of the kids who can't because their lives have been impacted by or cut short because of a cancer diagnosis.
My donation is in honor of my cousin Sarah, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in September of 2015. Following brain surgery and recovery, she has since participated in the Ulman 4k for Cancer, in which she biked across the country to raise thousands of dollars for the Ulman Cancer fund, and is now doing research at MGH/BWH in hopes of going to medical school. She has truly taken her experience and turned it into motivation to help other kids whose lives are impacted by cancer. She's an inspiration to me and I couldn't be more thrilled to make this donation in her name!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who are able to support me in reaching this fundraising goal!
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.