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Help Defy Cancer with the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge!
Help Defy Cancer with the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge!

WHY I’M FUNDRAISING WITH THE DANA-FARBER MARATHON CHALLENGE TO DEFY CANCER

     Cancer has impacted my life for the last 30 years, following the diagnosis and death of my mother, Charlene when she was 53. And, as you may know, I lost both my dad and my beloved younger sister Kara to cancer this year. I am running the Boston Marathon next year in their honor and to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dana-Farber is renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence, with more than 1,200 clinical trials annually that speed lifesaving treatments to patients worldwide.  As recently as November 2002, the FDA gave accelerated approval to a new medication (Elahere) based on a worldwide clinical trial led by DFCI. That therapy resulted in substantially better responses than standard treatments. 

     Kara often used the phrase, “hard things are hard.” Running a marathon is hard; cancer is hard; cancer research and treatment are hard. She also told her children every day to “share your joy.” Memories of my mom, my dad, and Kara bring me joy; treatments that work bring me joy; running the Boston Marathon with your help, knowing that every dollar raised supports cancer research and vital treatment, would be a joy.

     As many of you know, I have been a runner for years and have been fortunate to run the Boston Marathon several times. Running has brought me serenity, solace, and community. I love that this is a chance to combine my love of running with raising money to help people diagnosed with cancer.  It is important to me that all the money, 100% of every dollar raised, goes directly to cancer research.

     Thank you so much for reading this. I am so grateful for your thoughts, prayers, and financial support.  

     

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$21,165
Goal:$26,200
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Al and Margie Einstein
$100
Alex Lawlis
$103
Amanda Moss
$103
Amy & Sherman Griffin
$250
Amy Roe
$100
Andrea Buch
$103
Anna Restovich
$100
Anonymous
$1,000
Anonymous
$206
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
$50
Bob & Mary Rodde
$1,030
Boeing for Martha Koshiyama
Brandi Bogosian
Brian, Grace, Luke and Maxwell Mensink
$2,500
Brigitte Shulze
$103
Chelsea, Wright and Margot Braudt
Christina Shires
$50
Christy Palmquist
$103
Cindy Woo and Rob Rosales
$100
Dana Manalang
David Telander and family
$250
Denise and Stephanie
$257
Diane Carlisle
$100
Dr. Susan Barrett and Mr. Jonathan Sweeney
$103
Elizabeth Crews
Gade Family
$103
Gates Foundation for Brandi Bogosian
Hans & Lisa Illingworth
Hilary & Dave Romero
Jason and Johanna Barrows
$103
Jay and Meredith Goldstein
Jen and Joe Hurley
$257
Jon & Jen Rodde
$103
Karen Woo
$103
Kasey Herzberg
$100
Kat Randolph
$100
Kate Duncan
$25
Katie Mraz
$61
Kevin, Jodie, Carter & Hailey Mensink
$100
Lara Duke
$100
Lisa Staton
$103
Liz Dorn
$103
Lori & John Roeller
Mandy Charpentier
$103
Mark Dison
$50
Marnie
Martha Koshiyama
$103
Mary & John Pope
$50
Mary Esser
$25
Mary Kay Dison Duncan niece, sister, sister in law 🫶
$103
Matt Ferber
$103
Milliman for Stephanie Drake
Mirabile Family
$250
Mr. Ken Tarleton
Mr. ROBERT VOCE
$51
Mrs. Sharon Allen-Dison
$103
Ms. Eleanor Laws
Ms. Laura L Rodde
$250
Ms. Sandee Myers
$50
Ms. Tracie Matysik
Nancy and Todd Jourdan
$257
Neil Morton and Barbara McKague
$103
Nicci, Doug, Grace and Wyatt
$206
Nikki Hein
$100
Paul and Amanda
$5,000
Peter Melin
$75
Renata
Ross Ishikawa
$50
Roxanne Carini
Sallie Ragsdale
$154
Shannon Buesgens
$103
Shannon O'Reilly
$103
Shelly & Chris Jarnot
$206
Shigley Family
$103
Shona Schmall
$100
Stephanie Hess
$103
Stephen Hodges
$100
Tamara Gellert
$200
Tami Klimpel
$100
Teri Matz
The Bigelow Family
The Davis Family
$51
The Lee Family
The Steingraber Family
The Vik Family
Thom Casebolt
$103
Tien Doan
$100
Tiffany Gathers
$103
Todd Mair
$100
Tom and Molly Page
$103
Tony DeEulio
Pacesetter
Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can defy cancer!