For more than 14 years, Ann Hochberg has opened her home and her heart to hundreds of Mass General fans on Marathon Monday. These fans are cheering on the Mass General Marathon Team, “Fighting Kids’ Cancer … One Step at a Time,” founded by Ann’s husband, Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center.
Their home is located along the marathon route at Mile 20. The number of runners, patient-partners, families, Mass General volunteers and employees who gather here grows each year.
Ann solicits local restaurants, shops and members of her community for food and drink donations in the months leading up to the big day, so that she can entertain Mass General supporters without using hospital funds. She has given pediatric cancer patients, Mass General runners and their supporters a cheering section and a warm, welcoming place to sit, rest and urge on the runners who are raising vital funds to support the clinic. She also supports her children and other local children, who run a lemonade stand and bake sale at Mile 20 that also raises funds for the clinic, and teaches the children about the importance of helping others.
Ann is undoubtedly an unsung hero in the fight against cancer.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Steve Beauville
- Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- Gordon B. Zacks
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Rose M. Watson
- Anne Fallon
- Kathleen A. Stakes, RN, MS, CPON
- Bruce A. Chabner, MD
- Teagan Stedman
- Moireen and Aaron Ruotsala
- Breast Intentions, Massachusetts Chapter
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Kate Murphy
- Jason Maxwell
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- Rhonda McGrail
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Chad Juros
- Pennies from Heaven
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Kevin Campbell
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.