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Rachael Higgins via Crowdrise
February 27, 2013

I am a pediatric nurse at MGH and I am so excited to be running my first marathon in April to help cure childhood cancer!  See more

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Mileage Tracker: 10

Rachael Higgins

THE STORY:

 

Hi Everyone, 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and for supporting my cause.

As many of you know, I am a pediatric nurse at Mass General Hospital. On April 15, I will be lucky enough to participate in the 2013 Boston Marathon as a member of the Mass General Marathon Team, Fighting Kid's Cancer... One Step at a Time. The team consists of about 100 runners who are committed to raising a minimum of $5,000+ each and many of whom run in honor of a child being treated for cancer at Mass General Hospital for Children in Boston. I am specifically running for a patient of mine, a 16 year old girl named Charlotte. Charlotte is a beautiful, sweet, and very brave young girl who enjoys playing soccer, and spending time with her friends. I met Charlotte and her family when she was first diagnosed, and she continues to inspire me tremendously :)  All I have to do is think of Charlotte and other patients like her, and suddenly my long training runs in the freezing cold don’t seem so bad anymore! If Charlotte has to be stuck in the hospital during her treatments, then I can certainly run my first 26.2 miles in April to help her fight!!

Even though the cure rates for pediatric cancer have drastically improved over the years, it is still not 100%. With your help, I hope to make it another step closer to finding a cure!

I am so grateful for your support to not only finish the race, but also to help fight childhood cancer! All of the money that I am raising goes directly to the Pediatric Hematology- Oncology Division at MGHfC and helps to support clinical lab research in childhood cancer and other programs including parent, teen and sibling support groups, and art and music therapy for our patients during their clinic visits. 

Thank you so much for your support! Together we can help make a difference in the lives of these kids, and one day find a CURE for childhood cancer!

Love,

Rachael

 

$7,752

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melinda Kelly

     

  • Kate Stakes

     

  • Ann, Howard, David, Becca and Aaron

     

  • Mirian Alvarez

     

  • Janice Erlandson

     

  • Dave Crocker

     

  • The Ledoux Family

     

  • Natalie Cusato

     

  • Nilda and Doug Cravens

     

  • Christina Alexander

     

  • Cassandra Hildonen

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • John and Carrie Healy

     

  • Jenn Bertolon

     

  • Cori Fogarty

     

  • Mike and Debbie Caffi

     

  • John's Team

     

  • Team WARBLE

     

  • David Bolcome

     

  • kristen boice

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lindsay Carter

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily Geltz

     

  • Jocelyn Burwick

     

  • Spartacus

     

  • Melissa Catone

     

  • Mandy Fritz

     

  • Elaine O'Neil and Family

     

  • Jane Fallon

     

  • Charlotte Cole and family

     

  • Dunn Family

     

  • Martha Ferguson

     

  • Tatiana Patsimas

     

  • Patricia Lehan - Aunt Patty

     

  • Jill Davis

     

  • The Bonner/Lehan Family, York, ME

     

  • Sadie Holdridge

     

  • Lee & Kaitlyn Kohlenbergee

     

  • Suz Abare

     

  • Julie Piotrowski

     

  • Betsy and Dan

     

  • Kacy Gillis

     

  • Irene Prendergast

     

  • Alexis Higgins

     

  • Drew Tollner

     

  • McGillicuddy Family

     

  • Bill & Mirna Hochberg

     

  • Billy Prendergast

     

  • Patricia Favazza

     

  • Alexandra Saville

     

  • Willy Greenbaum

     

  • The Palermo Family

     

  • Michelle R

     

  • Ellen Lehan, Charlotte's Nana

     

  • Leslie, Will, Talia, and Jack

     

  • Kristen Buckley and Family

     

  • Mr. Arthur N. Ryan

     

  • Ms. Roseann McClory

     

  • Mr. Richard W. Higgins

     

  • Mr. Richard W. Higgins

     

  • Dr. and Mrs. William R. Kimball

     

  • Ms. Susan Rooney

     

  • Mrs. Estelle Hochberg

     

  • Peter Masiakos

     

  • Amy Dion

     

  • Adam

     

  • Brianna Kounelas

     

  • Stacey Kelly

     

  • Jeff and Rita Connolly

     

  • Nathaniel Lindberg

     

  • Eliza Allwein

     

  • Diane and Basil

     

  • Stephanie Daigle

     

  • Kathy Flannagan

     

  • Jill Hunkele

     

  • Patti Rosenfield Pence

     

  • Kristina and Gene Martin

     

  • Kailey Walsh

     

  • Ms. Susan Hoague

     

  • Ms. Ann McArdle

     

  • Ms. Toby A. Higgins

     

  • Mr. David L. Marsh

     

  • Mr. Geoffrey H. Richon

     

  • Kate Riley

     

  • Lisa Tufts

     

  • Mide

     

  • Megan Zerega

     

  • Brianne Baiyu

     

  • The baitys

     

  • Hope and Chip Norton

     

  • Dawnmarie Paradis

     

  • Mr. James R. Gutstadt

     

  • Ms. Jean Brown Bakrow

     

  • Mr. Jay C. MacLauchlan

     

  • Mr. Stephen P. Kent

     

  • Anonymous Donor

     

  • Mr. Richard W. Higgins

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Savitscus

     

  • Mr. Robert F. Tagiuri

     

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129% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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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

Mr. Robert F. Tagiuri

Mr. Robert F. Tagiuri

5 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Savitscus

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Savitscus

5 years ago

Mr. Richard W. Higgins

Mr. Richard W. Higgins

5 years ago

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Donor

5 years ago

Mr. Stephen P. Kent

Mr. Stephen P. Kent

5 years ago

Mr. Jay C. MacLauchlan

Mr. Jay C. MacLauchlan

5 years ago

Ms. Jean Brown Bakrow

Ms. Jean Brown Bakrow

5 years ago

Mr. James R. Gutstadt

Mr. James R. Gutstadt

5 years ago

Dawnmarie Paradis

Dawnmarie Paradis

Thinking of your mum today, Rachael. Have a good run. 5 years ago

Hope and Chip Norton

Hope and Chip Norton

In memory of my sweet friend Nancy Hochberg Higgins, who loved being a mother more than anything in the world. 5 years ago