On April 20, 2020 I will be running the Boston Marathon (what!?!?) with the MGH Pediatric Team! I am so excited to be running and to be raising money for pediatric cancer in tandem. Running is a recent hobby that I've picked up over the past couple of years, and being able to pair it with such a worthwhile cause that is so close to my heart makes it even more worthwhile. I would appreciate any support to help me reach my fundraising goal with 100% of all donations going towards Pediatric Cancer Research at MGH!
See below for more information on the organization:
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.