MGfC Pediatric Cancer...Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time
Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team was founded with the purpose of “Fighting Kids’ Cancer…. One Step at a Time” and has raised over $18.5 million to support the MassGeneral for Children Pediatric Cancer program. Funds raised are directed to cancer care and research initiatives that will lead to improvements in cure rates and enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.
Runners who support our pediatric cancer mission are a diverse and dedicated group of individuals. They are Mass General doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, parents and relatives of our patients, cancer survivors, friends, and anyone whose life has been impacted by cancer and wants to make a difference. Most importantly, the team is a partnership with our patients, who are fighting childhood cancer every day and hoping for a cure. They are the true heroes of the Marathon Team because they are running the biggest race of all: the race to a full recovery from cancer.