I’m excited to be running the 2019 Boston Marathon for the Mass General Pediatric Oncology team! On April 15th I’ll be running in honor of my survivor, my mom. I will also be running for my aunts and uncles, my friends’ loved ones, and for the families who have provided love and support to help them get through the surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation appointments. Unfortunately, we all know someone who has been touched by cancer so help me run in honor and in memory of the strongest, toughest people we know, especially for the children fighting this terrible disease.
I’m incredibly grateful for any donation you are able to give. You’ll be helping me cross the Boston Marathon off my bucket list but, more importantly, you’ll be helping advance cancer research and the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.
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.