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 hematology-oncology 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.
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.
As an individual, I am deeply committed to this cause. I have a great appreciation for the work done by Massachusetts General Hospital at large, and consider it a privilege to be running for the Pediatric Team in the 2020 Boston Marathon.
As a Wellesley College student, I am extremely excited to experience "MarMon" from the other side of the Scream Tunnel! Here is one moment not to be ministered unto, but to minister.