On Sept. 10, 2017, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center hosted its first annual Everyday Amazing Race.
Highlights included New England Patriots player Dion Lewis greeting runners and walkers with high fives as they crossed the finish line. Meanwhile, guests partook in a delicious pancake breakfast generously provided by our friends at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, and Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson from ESPN’s Dining Playbook helped to award prizes to our top fundraisers and race finishers.
Daniel A. Haber, MD, PhD, director of the Mass General Cancer Center, gave brief remarks. “This is a time of huge progress in cancer research. A time of new and better treatments. A time that’s truly amazing for all of us,” Dr. Haber said.
An Opportunity to Give Back
For some participants, the Everyday Amazing Race was their first opportunity to give back to the Cancer Center. After his cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment with immunotherapies at Mass General, Steve Harvey ran the 5K to thank his care team for helping him get back on his feet. An active marathoner and father of four, Steve hopes to inspire other patients who are going through similar experiences.
Erin Murphy was just 27 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer earlier this year. Each member of her treatment team, from her oncologist to her nurse practitioner to her scheduler, has guided Erin as she navigates this difficult journey. Erin’s friends and family rallied around her to form Team Erin Murphy Strong and raised nearly $20,000!
Proceeds from the Everyday Amazing Race help enable the Mass General Cancer Center to develop new therapies and early detection technologies to continue to help patients like Steve and Erin.
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