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Megan Hall explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with marathon runner Megan Hall

18/Mar/2013

Megan Hall, running for Izzy age 15, Lymphoma

Megan Hall, running for Izzy age 15, Lymphoma

Q: What is your name?

A: Megan Hall 

Q: Where are you from?     

A: Milton, MA

Q: What is your role at Massachusetts General Hospital?           

A: I don’t work at Mass General.

Q: Why did you choose to run the marathon for MassGeneral Hospital for Children?

A: I chose to run my first Marathon for MassGeneral Hospital for Children to raise funds for pediatric cancer to help better the lives of children and their families affected by cancer and to also honor my grandmother who passed away from cancer.

Q: What kind of experience do you have as a runner?    

A: Running the Boston Marathon has been a long-term personal goal. This is my first Boston Marathon. I am honored to run for the Mass General Marathon Team and to raise money to support the fight against pediatric cancer.

Q: What inspires you as a runner? 

A: I am inspired by the tremendous courage of my patient partner Izzy and the children and their families affected by cancer.

Q: What has been your most memorable moment preparing for the marathon?

A: My most memorable moment preparing for the Boston Marathon has been meeting my patient partner Izzy and her family.

Q: What have you learned about your patient partner and what makes her special?

A: Izzy is a very outgoing, friendly, and strong person! Izzy is very special because of her courage and bravery with battling Lymphoma.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about marathon day?

A: I am looking forward to see my patient partner Izzy and my family cheering me on at Mile 20 to help me complete the final 6.2 miles of the Boston Marathon!

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