On April 17, individuals who dedicated months of training finally completed their 26.2 miles at the 2017 Boston Marathon. The Pediatric Cancer team fielded 102 runners this year and 41 runners participated as members of the Emergency Response team. Runners – each with their own unique motivation – reached their goal of $1.3 million for the teams, with steady donations still streaming in. Additional runners also supported hospital programs close to their hearts as part of the Miles for MGH Program – including Botswana Oncology Global Outreach, Caring for a Cure, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome and the Lurie Center for Autism.

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