Hi everyone! I am incredibly excited and honored to be running the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 for the MGH Pediatric Hematology Oncology Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time! Since 1998, the team has raised over $14 million for cancer care, research, and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for MGH’s youngest cancer patients.
Over the last two years as an MGH radiology resident, I’ve had the privilege of working with the MGH pediatric hematologists and oncologists to care for pediatric patients with cancer. Through imaging, I have come to know many of these patients and I feel a great responsibility in the role I play as a radiologist, but from the beginning I knew I wanted to do more. When I learned about the MGH Pediatric HemOnc team, I jumped on the opportunity to combine my passion for running with my interest in helping pediatric patients in a different but critically important way.
With your support and donations, I’m confident we can fight kids’ cancer, one step at a time. Thank you!
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.