Howard Weinstein explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.
Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein, MD
Runner Howard Weinstein with patient partner Carson
Q: What is your name?
Q: Where are you from?
Q: What is your role at Massachusetts General Hospital?
A: Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Q: Why did you choose to run the marathon for MassGeneral Hospital for Children?
A: I know firsthand the value of the money raised by our runners in supporting the mission of the childhood cancer program at MGHfC.
Q: What kind of experience do you have as a runner?
A: Finding time and energy to train is always a challenge but the marathon experience is worth all of the pain.
Q: What inspires you as a runner?
A: The opportunity to honor one of my patients, or a friend or family member means a great deal to me and that is more than enough to get me from Hopkinton to Boston.
Q: What has been your most memorable moment preparing for the marathon?
A: My most memorable moments come from watching my teammates get inspired by our patients.
Q: What have you learned about your patient partner and what makes him special?
A: My patient partner, Carson, always maintains a great attitude and focus on getting better and at the same time he keeps up with his usual everyday life that includs school and competitive squash.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about marathon day?
A: Without question, stopping at Mile 20 to get hugs from my patient partner and family.