I am excited for the opportunity to be running the Boston Marathon for MGH this year to raise funds for their pediatric cancer program.
As many of you know, my father was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. He was cared for by the doctors and team at MGH and with their support and focus on his health he is cancer free today. We felt incredibly lucky to have the team at MGH in our corner during his fight.
Cancer had a massive impact on our lives and I am running in hopes to help other families going through the same things.
The funds raised for the marathon will go towards helping support children with cancer and their families as they receive treatment at the hospital.
Please help me in reaching my goal of $10,000 to help fight pediatric 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 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.