BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
January 2012 I started training for the 2012 Boston Marathon. Always being a spectator with my sister and never even thinking of running it. I decided it would be a great thing to do and it would be great to have my sister and her little baby cheering me on at mile 20 with my family, friends and patients of MGH. Little did I know that training for it and fundraising for MGH would have captured my heart and full attention. Running with some amazing people who's stories inspired and motivated me beyond belief, having a mother of 12 year old patient standing next to me at another MGH 5k race thank me up and down for helping save her son's life was far too gratifying for me to stop. These moments encouraged me to do things I didn’t know I could do like win the MGH 5k race, participate in an MGH 100 mile bike ride on my bike that I hadn’t ridden since I purchased it 3 years prior, run 50 miles in the desert, jump into a half Ironman with no swim training and best yet to reach out to and now surround myself with really great people.
I'm willing to do anything to help these little warriors and what fuels my fire is the thank you's I get from their mothers and fathers.
Just an FYI: 95% of all donations go to the research and development of children’s cancer and also to post treatment support.
Please donate and help these little guys fight their battles, help find a cure to end children’s cancer and put an end to diagnosis day for all parents.
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL wrote -
The Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer ... One Step at a Time was established in 1998 and has raised nearly $8 million in support of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Thanks to the generous support of John Hancock Financial and other partners, we will continue to run until we find a cure … One Step at a Time.
Apply to run on our team today at http://give.massgeneral.org/marathon/join
Learn more about our cause at http://give.massgeneral.org/marathon/our-causes