Welcome to my Marathon page for the 2020 Boston Marathon. I will be raising funds for two reasons this year Fighting Pediatric Cancer, one step at a time with Mass General and In Memory of my boyfriends mom Joanne Gratzer, as she passed away from Cancer in 2018. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this team and cause, as this was a dream come true for me for so many reasons. Here is what my team is about below and thank you for taking the time to come and donate to my page.
Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time has raised over $15.5 million to support the pediatric cancer program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Funds raised are directed to cancer care, research, and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.
Thanks in large part to the philanthropic dollars raised by this Marathon Team, MGHfC is advancing cutting-edge research, increasing the number of clinical studies to improve cure rates, and providing the best treatment possible to pediatric cancer patients.
MGHfC is also focused on the quality of life of its young patients and their families through the child life program, which utilizes therapeutic play - music and art therapy to help pediatric cancer patients and their families cope emotionally and developmentally with their illnesses.
Each year more patients than ever before are referred to us because we continue to be leaders in transforming cancer care for children.
We are grateful for the hard work of all of our runners and the dedication of their family and friends, as they embark on fundraising and training for the historic 26.2 mile race.
Any amount will help and again thank you!