On April 20, 2020 I'll be running my first marathon (!!) and I'm lucky enough to be running for the MGH Pediatric Hematology Oncology Team! I've set a fundraising goal of $10,000, which I know I can hit with your help! Please consider donating to this incredibly important cause. Every dollar counts!
Funds raised though this team are directed to cancer care, research, and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients. 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).
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.