Ways to Participate

There are many ways in which individuals can help MassGeneral Hospital for Children as it expands its services and programs, and we welcome your support and input to help us make a continuing difference.

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) is committed to offering the highest level of care to its young patients, and to presenting that care in a family-centered and compassionate environment. We are dedicated to meeting the following goals

  • Creating a family-friendly environment of care for our patients
  • Developing cutting-edge therapies with state-of-the art equipment
  • Enhancing patient care facilities dedicated solely to meeting children's needs

For information about how you can become involved with MGHfC, please contact:

Massachusetts General Hospital Volunteer Department
Phone: 617-726-8540
Fax: 617-726-4434
E-mail: mghvolunteer@partners.org
Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteers at MGHfC are coordinated through the Mass General Volunteer Department. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities by visiting the Mass General Volunteer Department website or by contacting:

Massachusetts General Hospital Volunteer Department
Phone: 617-726-8540
Fax: 617-726-4434
E-mail: mghvolunteer@partners.org

MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time

Howard Weinstein, MD

Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC and founder of the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer ... One Step at a Time

In 1998, Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC, founded the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer ... One Step at a Time. This phenomenal team consists of Mass General physicians, nurses and staff, past and present patients, patients’ friends and family members, and accomplished marathon runners—all of whom compete annually in the Boston Marathon to raise essential funds for MGHfC. Many runners participate in the marathon in honor of patient partners who are living with a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

To learn more about the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time, visit the marathon team website or contact:

Ashley Bronson
Associate Director, Special Events
Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office
Phone: 617-726-7837
Fax: 617-726-7661
E-mail: abronson@partners.org
Four Seasons Run of HopeAn annual 5k run and 2k walk hosted by the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, the Four Seasons Run of Hope aims to raise funds for pediatric cancer care and research at MGHfC and the Mass General Cancer Center.

To learn more about the Four Seasons Run of Hope, visit the event web page.
Granite State QuestThe Granite State Quest is a bicycle ride across Southern New Hampshire to raise funds for the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program at MGHfC.

To learn more the Granite State Quest, visit the event web page.
Blood DonationsDonating blood or platelets is one of the easiest ways to make a difference in a pediatric patient's life. The actual process of giving blood takes approximately 30 minutes and can help as many as three patients.

Blood Center hours and location:
The Massachusetts General Hospital Blood Donor Center
Gray / Jackson Building Lobby
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

To Donate Platelets:
The Massachusetts General Hospital Blood Donor Center
Gray / Jackson Building Lobby
Mondays 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7:30 am to 5:00 pm (last appointment at 5:00 pm)
Fridays 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (last appointment at 3:00 pm)

For more information, please call 617-726-8177 or visit the Mass General Blood Donor Center website.
Family Advisory CouncilThe Family Advisory Council is dedicated to the continuous development of a positive partnership among parents, children and staff to ensure the needs of children and families are met during their experience at MGHfC.
Learn more about the Family Advisory Council and other opportunities.
Join Our Online CommunitiesYou can show your support for MGHfC, share your story and stay connected to the latest news and events by visiting our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Visit MGHfC’s online communities.

 

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Marathon team

The Mass General Marathon Team has raised more than $6 million in support of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center.