BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Dear Team Cindy,
Welcome to Year 7!! You all have trained hard over the years - raising over $30,000 for kids with Cancer. And some of you are in such great shape, you are asking ME about how to donate this year since you haven't heard from me. Thank you all for being such strong supporters and showing your commitment to such an important issue. To answer your question, yes, I am honored to be running the Boston Marathon for the Mass General Hospital for Children Pediatric Oncology program on April 15, just 4 short weeks away!! Unfortunately, the fight is not over and we have more work to do.
Cancer continues to affect people I love and this is the only power I have to do something about it. My family has been blessed with two healthy children. But every day, there are children fighting this horrible disease - going through chemo treatments, too sick to run and play, too sick even to get out of bed, with parents scared to dream of a future for them. And we have to stand up and let them know that we will fight every day to find a cure and to assist in their fight. The program at Mass General is a leader in this area. It is a source of hope with some of the most amazing and committed people I've ever met.
Your donations go directly to support kids, either to fund needed research to find new treatments (a cure someday?) or programs to help kids during treatment through the Child Life program. This program utilizes therapeutic play — including music and art therapy, massage and acupuncture — to help pediatric cancer patients and their families cope emotionally and developmentally with their illnesses and is funded in large part by philanthropic dollars like yours.
The other part of the training is going well too! I've completed two, 18 mile runs and will do 20 miles next weekend. Each run gets better and without a repeat of last year's weather (90+ degrees !!) I am looking for a great time! I'll send more information on the race and how you can follow me as we get closer to race day.
All the best,
Learn more about our cause at http://give.massgeneral.org/marathon/our-causes