Fighting Pediatric Cancer Through Research Funding!

The Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Marathon Team runs in support of Pediatric Cancer care and research as well as emergency preparedness programs.

What is the Fire Walk Challenge?
The Fire Walk Challenge is a fundraising effort in which participants are challenged by their friends and fellow participants to walk the Fire Walk or donate to support Pediatric Cancer research with Dr. Howard Weinstein, Unit Cheif, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Mass General Hospital.

Who started the Fire Walk Challenge?
The fundraising effort has been organized by the friends and family of Harry Burns, who was diagnosed with ALL leukemia in the spring of 2015. Since his diagnosis he has been under the exceptional and loving care of Dr. Howard and his team at Massachusetts General Hospital.

We are organizing and promoting this effort as a way to express our gratitude to all those who are helping with this fight.

Example of a FireWalkChallenge video - Ben & Sammy Burns

How do I participate in the Fire Walk Challenge?

  1. ACCEPT: Accept the challenge

  2. RECORD: Take a video of yourself participating in the Fire Walk Challenge to increase awareness of childhood cancer research.

    Suggested Script - Hi my name is [say your name] and I am doing the Fire Walk Challenge to help raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research.

    I nominate
    [name at least three people you wish to nominate] to take the Fire Walk Challenge, if you do not take the challenge within 24 hours, you must go to FireWalkChallenge.org and make a donation.
    Thank you!

  3. UPLOAD: Upload your video to social media, tagging/challenging at least three of your friends and tag the video #FireWalkChallenge, #Run4MGH.

  4. GIVE: Make a donation to support the FireWalkChallenge.org community by clicking here : DONATE NOW

Do I have to donate if I take the challenge?
No, by participating in the Fire Walk Challenge you are helping to raise awareness of the cause. Making a donation, however, will help drive forward the research for treatments and a cure.

Do I have to be challenged to participate in the Fire Walk Challenge?
No! If you want to take the Fire Walk Challenge, please do! Be the first in your community to get the Fire Walk Challenge started.  Then challenge your personal network of friends and family members to do the same in their communities.

Who is the Beneficiary of the Fire Walk Challenge?
All proceeds go to the research efforts of Dr. Howard Weinstein, Unit Cheif, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Mass General Hospital (click here to learn more about Dr. Weinstein).