Race for Hope Profile: Jack McGee, Runner

Name: Jack Martin McGee

Age: 17

Hometown: Guilderland, NY

CRSS Race for Hope participant since: 2010

 1) What is your connection to the Capital Region? Born and raised in the Guilderland NY.  My mother works at Albany Radiation Oncology Associates who provide care and services at St. Peter’s Hospital.  The doctors she works with are corporate donors to this event every year.  Their names are Dr. Savage and Dr. Gasson.

 2) Who or what is the inspiration behind your participation? My mother and the patients at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Program.

 3) Any advice for someone just starting out with their first 5ks/10ks, etc?  Good luck!

4) You turn the last corner and the finish line is in view, the best reward you could find waiting for you is a box of donuts and the satisfaction of finishing the race for such a good cause.

Editors note: A huge thank you to Jack, who is such an enthusiastic participant every year!  And who last year was the 2011 EDUCATOR’S CHALLENGE winner (finish time of 20:27 with a 6:35 pace) earning a new SMARTBoard for his school, Guilderland High School

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About CRSS Race for Hope

Since 2009, the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope events have raised over $200,000, of which all monies have been dedicated to fundraising, since overhead costs are underwritten by Capital Region Special Surgery. This year's 5K will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The major goal of the Capital Region Special Surgery – Race for Hope Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, is to make grants to not-for-profit organizations/programs serving uninsured and underinsured patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to a brain, head, or neck cancer diagnosis in the Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties). Thus far, these proceeds have been allocated to the following local 501c3 organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, Ellis Hospital Foundation, Inc., Saratoga Hospital—Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, and patient services at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center.
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