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2013 Mass General Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Michael Shea

THE STORY:

The theme for the Boston Marathon this year is "This is my moment... This is my marathon"  For my daughter Elizabeth and I -  "This is OUR Moment" (really her moment!).

Elizabeth is celebrating her 10 year anniversary of completing her treatment at Mass General Hospital for Hystiocytosis.  Hystiocytosis is a very rare blood disorder.  In Elizabeth's case, she had several tumors that affected her leg, pelvis, and vertebrate.  Her treatments included an operation, radiation treatment and chemotherapy.  It was a difficult time for her and our family, but she is 100% cured and we are eternally grateful to the MGH team of doctors and nurses that treated her.

After her treatment in 2002 - 2003, I was so inspired by the MGH Staff that I ran the Boston Marathon in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 for the MGH Marathon Team.  The highlight was in 2007 when Elizabeth ran the last 6.2 miles with me.  After that race, I thought I was done with marathons, but I had told Elizabeth I would run with her if she ever want to.  She decided this was the year!

We are also honored to be running for Issac, a 14 year old boy who is currently being treated for Hystiocytosis at MGH.  Issac has been through many of the same treatments that Elizabeth had so she can appreciate what he is dealing with.  He is great kid who is fighting through the adversity and doing well.

To top it all off, we were selected to represent our team for a marathon promotion for John Hancock on WBZ.  Please check out our spot here http://youtu.be/OBVmVfHwml0 , and look for it on WBZ TV channel 4.


Now the punch line... I need your help to raise money for MGH.  If you are so inspired, please click on the this link:

http://www.crowdrise.com/TeamMassGeneralHospital/fundraiser/michaelshea1

Donations by check can also be made payable to MGH Marathon Team and sent to me.


I appreciate any contribution you can make

Thank you.
M.Shea



Michael Shea
59 Pratt Street
Reading, MA 01867

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

$11,602

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew Yaksic

    $50

  • Ed White

    $100

  • Snyder Family

    $100

  • Tony Caruso

     

  • The Clifford Family

     

  • Doug Bolton

    $200

  • Diana Sawyer

     

  • Tad Parker

    $100

  • Michael & Terry Colameta

    $100

  • Dawnmarie DeAngelo

     

  • Hyechung Shin

    $75

  • Mary Gail McCarthy

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Steve Rosseel

    $50

  • Julie Flores & Family

     

  • Wanda Nevills

     

  • The Connells

    $500

  • The Folgers

    $500

  • Anne & Steve Franzino

    $250

  • The O'Connor Family

     

  • Ted Dolan

    $100

  • Meika Azul & Family

    $25

  • Winslow & Pete

    $250

  • Linda adn Bill McLaughlin

    $500

  • Peter & Cathy Tobin

    $200

  • Nicole & Rob

    $500

  • Andrew & Danielle

    $100

  • John Barrasso

    $50

  • Mark O'Donoghue

    $100

  • Terry & Elizabeth French

     

  • Paul, Margaret, Allie & Daniel Campion

     

  • John & Fay Sarto

     

  • The Balakrishna Family

    $500

  • Sharon Dobias

    $75

  • Therese Connell

    $100

  • Alex Wilson

     

  • Ligia Moura

     

  • Lisa Maher

    $25

  • George McGuirk

    $100

  • Al Sheridan

    $100

  • Denver Freinds

    $500

  • Greg Monty

     

  • Dave and Kathy McCarthy and Family

     

  • Cathy Peters

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Roxanne Warniers

    $50

  • Jeanne Dolan

    $100

  • Peter Schaefer

    $500

  • The Strakosch Family

     

  • Christine Hagopian

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brian and Sarah McGoldrick

    $50

  • Howard Hoke

    $25

  • Rita Ricard

    $50

  • Off Line

    $1,187

  • Tom Estabrook

    $50

  • Linda Camerato

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Art and Denise

     

  • Barbara Walsh

    $100

  • Mike & Deb Brusko

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christine Holmes

     

  • McGoldrick Family

    $100

  • Bob Zuccaro

    $100

  • Barbara Kittle

     

  • Alex & Barbara Wilson

    $75

  • Brittany Wilson

    $25

  • MIke I'm OUT! Go Capt. and Elizabeth

    $1,000

  • John & Maura Crowley

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

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232% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $951,779 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$181,450

 

24% Raised of $750,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised

$93,188

 

124% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Cincotta

Amount Raised

$35,562

 

142% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bonnie and Bob Monahan

Amount Raised

$20,558

Fundraiser Title

Lindsey Beggan

Amount Raised

$18,247

Fundraiser Title

Phyllis Joyce

Amount Raised

$17,730

 

24% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Bronk

Amount Raised

$15,271

 

153% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Flagg

Amount Raised

$13,145

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

John & Maura Crowley

John & Maura Crowley

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

MIke I'm OUT!  Go Capt. and Elizabeth

MIke I'm OUT! Go Capt. and Elizabeth

DONATION: $1,000

5 years ago

Brittany Wilson

Brittany Wilson

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Alex & Barbara Wilson

Alex & Barbara Wilson

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Barbara Kittle

Barbara Kittle

5 years ago

Bob Zuccaro

Bob Zuccaro

DONATION: $100

Best of Luck MGH Marathon Team! 5 years ago

McGoldrick Family

McGoldrick Family

DONATION: $100

Congratulations Elizabeth and Mike! We can't wait to see you cross the finish line! 5 years ago

Christine Holmes

Christine Holmes

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago