DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS FROM LAST WEEKS STORM, THE CARING FOR THE CURE RACE WILL BE POSTPONED TO THE SPRING.
We would like to remind our membership of a very special cause close to many of our hearts here at the MSTCA.
Many of us, whether directly or indirectly, have been afflicted with cancer in some form. The Mass General Hospital Cancer Center is one of those rare places in this world that not only help persons with cancer, but also have the personnel in place to help the families and friends of those afflicted with this awful disease. At the forefront are the day-to-day nurses supporting everyone. This is our chance to give back to the people dedicating their lives to give many of us a better quality of life.
All this considered, the MSTCA (in conjunction with Marathon Sports), is assisting Mass General Hospital this year with their annual Caring for a Cure Race (which will take place at the Marshfield Fairgrounds). We hope you will consider walking or running the race, or at least helping us promote it for a great cause. Keep in mind this event is for both WALKERS & RUNNERS!
Online registration: www.lightboxreg.com/caringforacure5k
Marathon Sports Online Race Calendar: https://www.marathonsports.com/road-race-calendar/
Caring For A Cure 5K Sunday, November 7, 2021 Marshfield Fairgrounds, MA. 140 Main Street Marshfield, MA., 02050
For Patients. For Families. For Research. For a Cure.
Caring For A Cure was founded in 2011 by the nurses of the Adult Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant program at Mass General with a goal to improve the journey of patients and families with cancer through research, resources, and awareness. Since we began, we have raised over $1,000,000!
The funds raised have been directed to things both big and small – from flying in a bone marrow donor from halfway around the world, to sending caregivers out to dinner, to impromptu celebrations of anniversaries and birthdays unexpectedly spent in the hospital, to making sure new leukemia patients have real tissues.
Our goal to ease the journey and uplift the spirits of our patients and their families through support, connections and research.
For Patients - At the core of our mission is our patients. We continuously seek opportunities both small and large to make their journey easier and uplift spirits.
For Families- Families support our patients and are incredibly important to us. Recognizing that this is a journey for patients and those who walk beside them, we aim to support and recognize their integral role.
For Research - Research leads to innovations that help our patients recover faster and moves us toward a cure. We are incredibly lucky to be based at Mass General, surrounded by an incredible research team both here and across the river.
For a Cure - We'd love it if we could play even a small part in curing this disease. We'd happily move on to something else and fundraise for another worthy cause.
Caring For A Cure is supporting the Mass General Cancer Center Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Survivorship program by providing funding to ensure adequate social work resources for the program. Social workers play a critical role in the Mass General Cancer Center BMT Survivorship program including:
Conducting a comprehensive psychosocial assessment on transplant survivors
Providing supportive counseling for transplant survivors with significant psychological distress
Participating in studies of interventions to promote the physical and psychological well-being of caregivers (i.e. family and friends) of transplant survivors
Leading educational workshops for patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease