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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

Steven Davis

THE STORY:

My participation with the Mass  General  Marathon Team was unexpected. It is as if the event reached out to me back in 2011. My lovely wife of forty years, Ginger, passed away in May of 2011 from ovarian cancer. She had been a patient at MGH for over four years and we both found the care to be simply amazing.  Ginger was so touched by the care that she received that she wanted to give something back, and we came up with a plan while she was still a patient. Soon after she passed away, I began to interact with the MHG Development Office, and we established the Ginger Sutherland Davis Nursing Scholarship to help MGH nurses pursue their nurse practitioner degree with a focus on oncology.  The first two were awarded in November of 2012, an event that my family and I will always remember fondly.

This scholarship, to be awarded annually, will help future patients and contribute to an eventual cure, both goals of Ginger and me.  It was through my interactions with the MGH Development Office in setting up the scholarship that I first heard of the MGH Marathon Team. It seemed like a perfect fit for me in several ways: it would not only honor Ginger but also help the brave children being treated at the MGH Pediatric Oncology Department. Being a member of the team and making many new friends also helped me so much during a difficult time.

Thus, I ran my first ever marathon last year and was privileged to be a patient partner for Stephen Broderick, a wonderful, twelve year old boy undergoing treatment for leukemia. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Stephen and his family over this last year, and I am so happy to be running for him again this year.  I will also be running in memory of Ginger and for Barkley Sutherland, my sister-in-law who passed away from breast cancer only six months after Ginger.

I am reaching out to my friends and family once again to help support me and my goal to raise $10,000 for the MGH team and the pediatric oncology department. This is another way that we can collectively help find better treatments and eventually a cure.

About the Marathon Team

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.

Patient-Partner Program

The MassGeneral Marathon Team is centered around the Marathon Patient-Partner Program, in which runners are paired with patients undergoing cancer treatment at MGHfC. When our runners set out on Boston’s grueling 26.2-mile course, they not only raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research; they inspire and bring hope to the youngest patients we serve.

Last year, 50 children undergoing treatment were paired with Mass General runners. Some runners take part to support young patients they already know and love while others bond with a courageous child they have never met through the Patient-Partner Program. At an emotional pre-race pasta party and ceremony on the night preceding the marathon, runners presented a medal of honor to their patient-partner. It symbolizes a shared personal commitment in the fight against pediatric cancer, and represents all the hope we have that our efforts at Mass General will lead to a cure for this devastating disease.

The Child-Life Program

The Child-Life Program within the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC benefits every year from the funds raised by the Marathon Team. The 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. This year, more patients than ever before utilized Child-Life services, an indication of the growing popularity of the programming, the recognition of its importance and the program’s ability to continue to expand its offerings — thanks in large part to philanthropic dollars.

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

 

$8,217

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • M. Stafford

    $50

  • Heidi (Lamoriello) Sammartino

    $50

  • Jane Tarin

    $25

  • Sarah & Jon Scaramella

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $51

  • Diane & Mike Geragosian

    $50

  • Deb Sofia

    $30

  • Sharon, Emily, & Dave Sonnenfroh

    $100

  • John Lennhoff

    $100

  • Ernest C.

    $50

  • Donna Lamb

    $50

  • David Oakes

    $50

  • Ginger's friend

    $100

  • Janet Davis Allison

    $1,500

  • Linda M. Mercier

    $25

  • Jack and Dianne Wright

    $50

  • Dave and Janet

    $100

  • Steve and Debbie Genestreti

    $100

  • Sun Lee

    $100

  • Mircea

    $100

  • Sandy & Bart

    $150

  • Quinn Shriver

    $25

  • Noah and Gracie

    $1,000

  • George & Mary Kate Durante

    $25

  • Melissa & Rob Norcross

    $50

  • Courtney and Matt Gervais

     

  • The Kesslers

    $100

  • Mike and Nancy Hinds

    $100

  • The Crowley Family

     

  • Dave Rosen and Paula Solomon

    $100

  • Bron & Jim Sutherland

    $200

  • Dick and Claire

    $100

  • Joy Stafford-Evans

    $100

  • Skip and Heidi Seaverns

    $200

  • Kelly Buckley

    $26

  • Mark Druy

     

  • Katie Kuczek

    $25

  • james knee

    $130

  • Mark Merritt

    $50

  • Harry, Jack and Elliott Garte

    $100

  • Alice And Rick Connors

    $100

  • Taylor

    $75

  • Sweet Gingi Girl

    $120

  • Tui and Adam

    $250

  • The Browns

    $100

  • Charlotte Doench

    $100

  • Delia

     

  • Steve and Linda Wakefield

    $100

  • Kiley Couch

    $50

  • Tom & Andrea Cooper

    $25

  • Paul & Sarah Damaske

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • The Mulhalls

    $100

  • Rebecca Fleury

    $100

  • Amy Lawrence

     

  • Robin and Don Pulver

    $100

  • The Rawlins

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shawn Lockyear & Maria Kellett

    $50

  • Frankie & Steve Knapp

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Merlin

    $100

  • sarah lessard

    $25

  • Juanita Sullivan

    $40

  • Ms. Kathleen A. Wicker

    $100

  • Ms. Suzanne E. Hunt

    $75

  • Ms. Laura A. Sullivan

    $15

  • Ms. Susan J. Brown

    $40

  • Mr. John V. Bartel Jr.

    $25

  • Ms. Marjorie A. Palmer

    $100

  • Ms. Diane M. Breeden

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. James M. Martin

    $100

  • Ms. Marie E. Greene

    $25

  • Ms. Susan W. Handy

    $25

  • Ms. Patricia H. Plouff

    $25

  • Ms. Wendy Matthews

    $5

  • Mr. and Ms. Jamie McCarthy

    $5

  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lindermann

    $10

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Guerrin

    $25

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82% Raised of $10,000 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. and Mrs. Jerome J. Guerrin

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Guerrin

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Mr. and Ms. Jamie McCarthy

Mr. and Ms. Jamie McCarthy

DONATION: $5

5 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lindermann

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lindermann

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Ms. Patricia H. Plouff

Ms. Patricia H. Plouff

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ms. Wendy Matthews

Ms. Wendy Matthews

DONATION: $5

5 years ago

Ms. Marie E. Greene

Ms. Marie E. Greene

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ms. Susan W. Handy

Ms. Susan W. Handy

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ms. Diane M. Breeden

Ms. Diane M. Breeden

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Martin

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Martin

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Mr. John V. Bartel Jr.

Mr. John V. Bartel Jr.

DONATION: $25

5 years ago