My heart is overfilled with joy to announce that I will be running the 2019 Boston Marathon alongside the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Team at Massachusetts General Hospital!! I am honored to partake in this shared personal commitment in the fight against pediatric cancer, and all the hope we have that the efforts at Mass General will lead to a cure for cancer.
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 MGHfC because they continue to be leaders in transforming cancer care for children.
Please consider making a donation on behalf of the youngest warriors in the battle; all donations are amazing steps forward and no step forward is too small!
From Massachusetts General Hospital:
“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.”