Hi everyone! I am honored and excited to be participating in the 2020 Boston Marathon to raise money for the 2020 Mass General Pediatric Hematology Oncology Team. I have lived in Boston for more than 20 years, and consider it home. It will be inspiring to take part in this iconic event while raising money for such a wonderful cause.
I will be running in memory of Bennett Barclay, a wonderful, brave little boy who lost his battle with cancer in April 2019.
My goal is to raise $10,000, and I know that with your help I can achieve it. I'm grateful for every donation, no matter the size, and I thank you for your support of Mass General's important work on behalf of its youngest patients. Please also consider sharing this link with family and friends.
Thank you for joining me and Mass General Hospital in the fight against cancer!
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.
MGH 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.