Working closely with MGH Global Health and the Global Health Collaborative in Uganda, Wellesley teenager James Mooney and his supporters have raised money to help construct a new 15-bed pediatric oncology unit at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and to train the only oncologist in Southwestern Uganda, which has a population of more than 10 million people. Money was raised through Mooney’s 5K Uganda Color Run for Cancer, launched in 2015. In July, 350 runners participated in the third annual event, raising $31,000 to expand the program.

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