The 1st Annual Meghan’s Light 5K/Family Fun Walk raised $37,000 in October 2015
The 2nd Annual 5K/Family Fun Walk raised over $38,000 in October 2016.
The mission of Meghan’s Light is to support finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and to inspire hope and courage in patients, families and communities impacted by the disease.
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Meghan’s Light 65 Wellness Wishes grants 65 health-focused awards for wellness memberships and activities in and outside the hospital. Recipients are children and adults with CF treated at Boston Children’s Hospital with a percentage reserved for Boston Children’s patients living in Western MA. The target number 65 references sixty-five roses a term used since 1965 by young children with cystic fibrosis trying to pronounce the name of their disease. The project honors Meghan’s lifelong passion for fitness.
Meghan's Light benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Discovery Fund supporting Dr. Craig Gerard’s Pulmonary and Respiratory Disease research at Boston Children's and the Extraordinary Needs Fund supporting patient care, staff education, new technologies and treatments and other initiatives as needed in the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Boston Children's.