HomeDonateGratitude for Athletes and Sponsors!

william_finish_lineWe are grateful to both Jason Wertz and Dr. William Tan, who raced in April 20th’s Boston Marathon to raise funds and awareness for Bright Happy Power. Dr. William Tan finished the course in 2 hours and 57 minutes and Jason Wertz finished it in 2 hours and 59 minutes! Whether by wheel or by foot, both of these men are heroic.

Jason_mile20Your donations helped kick-start funding for what we anticipate to be an ongoing pediatric patient program at Mass General Hospital, similar to the one we maintain at Childrens Hospital Boston-Dana Farber. In the past we have supported individual patients at several area hospitals (Childrens, MGH, Shriners and others). Developing enduring relationships with staff to provide an ongoing presence is a different level of commitment at MGH. We are delighted to start this project at an institution that compassionately and skillfully cared for a local pediatric leukemia patient from the North Shore.

Here are a few glimpses of Jason Wertz and William Tan:


Jason stops at Mass General Hospital’s water stop to greet his family in the midst of a fleet-footed run for the finish line!


William wearing his medal, recovering in a warm sheltered spot after a cold and blustery wheelchair push in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20!


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