BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Friends and Family,
MassGeneral Hospital’s Marathon Team, Fighting Kid’s Cancer One Step at a Time, is heading back to the starting line for its 18th year of fundraising in support of the Children’s Cancer Center. I’m excited and privileged to be running with the Team for a third year.
We are all too familiar with the challenges that a cancer diagnosis brings, especially to a child and their family. The funds raised through MGH’s Marathon Team play a vital role in supporting many of the programs that help children and their families cope with the illness, the treatment and the follow-on care.
Programs that benefit from the funds raised by the MGH Team include child-life specialists, wellness and long-term follow-up clinics, funds for financially struggling families, and research and development. Because public funding sources are limited and their availability on the decline, providing these important services would not be possible without the funds raised each year by the Team.
As many of you know, our daughter, Andrea, completed treatments for leukemia at MGH two years ago. Because her follow-on care will continue for many years, the MGH clinic will remain a vital connection to the team of care givers that will monitor every aspect of her well-being. We know firsthand the benefits of MGH’s comprehensive approach to care, both during and after treatment, and we’re committed to helping them continue their work for other families.
I’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal of $37,000, that will bring my three-year fundraising total to a milestone $100,000, and I need your help. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.
If you care to give, you can donate on line by visiting my fundraising page:
Or if you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to Massachusetts General Hospital and mail it to my attention at:
New England Development
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
We are grateful for your support of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center, and thank you for taking the time to consider giving.
Paul & Mary Cincotta