BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Dear Friends and Family!
The 2013 Boston Marathon is fast approaching and my Mom and I are getting very excited to hit the hills one last time in the name of fighting cancer. This year we are running again on behalf of the MGH Cancer Center for Children (MGHfC). This is our 5th year on the team, and we have set a goal of raising $10,000 for this incredible organization this year.
It is also my last year in Boston after a wonderful 14 years and 6 great years of residency at MGH. It's hard to believe that my time at MGH is coming to an end - I've been lucky enough to run Boston every year of my training with the steadfast support of my program, the MGH Department of Urology, to whom I am very grateful for this opportunity. My mom has joined in the fun the last 3 years and we are very excited and honored to tackle the hills from Hopkinton to Boston one more time in support of the MGH Cancer Center for Children!
The MGH Cancer Center for Kids is a truly phenomenal place that tirelessly provides medical care and support for children with cancer and their families. You can't imagine a more passionate group of physicians, health care providers, researchers, and support staff who make a HUGE difference in the lives of the children for whom they care. I have directly seen the effects of the MGH multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with cancer as a resident in urology and appreciate the exceptional care that the MGH Cancer Center provides for all patients, and their families. It has been a privilege to train at this incredible institution. My experiences here have inspired me towards my next goal which is to pursue fellowship training in Urologic Oncology with the hopes that I will be able to provide care of the caliber I have seen at MGH to my future patients. This year, our team has over 100 runners who are going to try to raise over $600,000 to keep MGH fighting for these courageous young patients and their families. To learn more about the MGHfC, check out the video below.
Mom and I are running in support of all of the people in our lives whom cancer has affected, including my grandfather Paul, our family friends: Dave, Gerry, Gillian, Jose, Alyssa, Andrew, Lisa, Reinhard and many others. We are reaching out to you: our amazing friends and family, to help us meet our goal of fundraising in the name of curing children's cancer. With your help over the past 4 years, Mom and I have raised over $31,000 for this charity. Please help us to support this phenomenal organization and help us move ever closer to beating cancer "one step at a time".
Thank you, in advance, for your incredible generosity and your support. We couldn't do this without you.
We'll see you Heartbreak Hill on April 15th!!!
Sarah & Patsy