I am so honored to be part of the 2020 Boston Marathon team to support the fight against Pediatric cancer. Your support will allow young patients and their famililies to receive the best treatment possible at MGH.
I first became involved in the fight against pediatric cancer during my training for the 2016 Chicago Marathon. It was during that time that I witnessed the courage, strength, and incredibly positive outlook even the youngest patients had while being treated. From then on, I felt like the least I could do was run, and looked them them for inspiration during training.
Running Boston has been a dream of mine for many years, and am trilled to combine my passion for running with raising funds to support this incredible cause.
Thank you for your support!
More aout the Pediatric-Hematology-Oncology Program at MGH:
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.