After 4 half marathons, I decided it was time to take the leap and go for a full marathon. I just became a Bostonian last spring, so what better marathon for my first full than THE iconic Boston Marathon?!
Throughout my marathon training, I'm honored to be partnering with Mass General Hospital to be raising money to help fight children's cancer. "Fighting Kids Cancer One Step at a Time" seems like the best motivation to keep me going for 26.2 miles in April!
THANK YOU for all of your support, both in helping me to raise money for this amazing cause and in cheering me on along the way!
From MGH: 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.
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.