Never in a million years did I think I would be running a marathon, let alone the most prestigious one of them all, the Boston Marathon! I am honored to be a part of this historic race and so excited to be able to raise money for the MGH Pediatric Hemotology Oncolongy Team!
The next 6 months will be the hardest but most rewarding time in my 32 year life. I know I will be leaning on lots of great family and friends for support throughout this journey, and it starts with this fund raising page. The money raised could not be going to a better cause or for a better hospital. Your contributions will not only help me achieve this life goal of running the Boston Marathon, but even better, you could help save a young child's life!
Thank you all so much for your help, support and contributions, and I look forward to seeing you cheering me on April 20, 2020!
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.