Melanie Rosay Fund for Breast Cancer Research's Fundraising Page

Vaincre le cancer du sein!
Vaincre le cancer du sein!

WHY WE'RE FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO FIGHT CANCER

Melanie Madeleine Rosay (Apr 10, 1973 – Nov 16, 2020)

This fund was created to honor Melanie's intelligence, determination, generosity, love of family & friends and adventurous spirit.​

Thank you for your consideration!


MELANIE'S CANCER

In late 2015 Melanie was first diagnosed with breast cancer. A tenacious woman, she won her battle and worked hard to maintain excellent health through the summer of 2020 with the expectation of a long, happy life with her husband, Paul, and daughter, Kate.

An avid hiker, skier and runner, Melanie hiked and backpacked with family in Alaska in August and ran a trail half-marathon in September 2020. She was in fantastic shape, yet soon after the race she began to experience unexplained fatigue.

On October 5th she was hospitalized, just two months shy of her 5-year, cancer-free anniversary. Melanie's diagnosis was metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her liver.

Sadly, Melanie succumbed to this aggressive, fast-moving cancer on November 16, 2020. We miss her very much.


RESEARCH

There is currently no cure for metastatic breast cancer which accounts for roughly 40,000 deaths each year in the US. Our desire is to change this.

Donations  to Melanie's fund support Dr. Rinath Jeselsohn's Lab which focuses on discovering why HR+ breast cancer tumors become resistant to treatment.

Dr. Jeselsohn's team plans to advance a new preclinical model to better understand why this type of breast cancer is non-responsive to immunotherapy. The goal is to identify tumor vulnerabilities that can be exploited to greatly improve the efficacy of targeted or combination therapies.


WAYS TO GIVE

Click on the blue "DONATE" button to make a donation by credit card or Donor Advised Fund.

Or checks may be made payable to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, noting "Melanie Rosay Fund for Breast Cancer Research" in the memo.

Please mail checks to: 

Elizabeth Patterson

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Division of Philanthropy

10 Brookline Place West

Brookline, MA 02445-7226

Does your employer provide matching gifts? 
http://www.jimmyfund.org/ways-to-give/giving/matching-gifts/  

Questions? Please contact Dana-Farber's Elizabeth Patterson directly at (617) 632-6597 or Elizabeth_Patterson@dfci.harvard.edu

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$197,575
Goal:$250,000
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THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

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AMOUNT RAISED
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THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Event Honor Roll
Aaron Rossini
$250
Adam Smith
Amrit Venkatesh
$50
Ana Carolina Zeri
Anna De Angelis
Anne McManus
$25
Anonymous
$100,000
Anonymous
$50,000
Anonymous
$12,500
Anonymous
$50
Bernie O'Hare
Beth Greany and Gretchen and Leif Korslund
$100
Chris Jaroniec & Iness Jedidi
Clemens Anklin
Daniel Morgan
Dennis Hall
Dianne Ricotta
Dr. Anthony Siaw
Frank Laukien, NMR colleague
Françoise Josette et Jacques
$350
Frieda Grotjahn and Jochem Struppe
Galia Debelouchina
Ivan V Sergeyev
$100
Jacqueline Wong
Jean Pierre and Genevieve Rosay
Jeffrey Silveira & Beth Logan
Jessica Kelz
Jim Kempf & Melinda Mesmer
Joerg Hinderer
John Gross
Karen Teller
$100
Karsten Seidel
Kate Ricotta
Kjartan and Nancy Stefansson
Linda DeCiccio
Marc Caporini
Marianne and Mark Holman
Mark Chaykovsky
Matthew Hirsch
Mei Hong
Merck for Hung Jeff Ko
$1,000
Merck for Hung Jeff Ko
Mr. Aymeric de JAVEL
$200
Mr. FREDERIC DE JAVEL
Mr. Jochem Struppe
Mr. John Geckle
Mrs. Kristin Todd
$250
Ms. Gillian Gould
$50
Oliver Holman
$50
Phil, Barb and Jill Ricotta
Philip Grandinetti
Rachel Martin
Ray Berkeley
Razvan and Tina Teodorescu
Richard Temkin
Rob Krull and family
Rob Tycko
$250
Robert Griffin and Judith Herzfeld
$500
Roberto & Francesca
Samuel Holman
$50
Sandy and Jeff Ko
$1,000
Shane Pawsey
Ta-Chung Ong
thierry dubroca
$100
Thorsten Maly
Vik Bajaj
Vlad Ladizhansky
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Vaincre le cancer du sein!
Vaincre le cancer du sein!

Melanie Rosay Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Melanie Madeleine Rosay (Apr 10, 1973 – Nov 16, 2020)

This fund was created to honor Melanie's intelligence, determination, generosity, love of family & friends and adventurous spirit.​

Thank you for your consideration!


MELANIE'S CANCER

In late 2015 Melanie was first diagnosed with breast cancer. A tenacious woman, she won her battle and worked hard to maintain excellent health through the summer of 2020 with the expectation of a long, happy life with her husband, Paul, and daughter, Kate.

An avid hiker, skier and runner, Melanie hiked and backpacked with family in Alaska in August and ran a trail half-marathon in September 2020. She was in fantastic shape, yet soon after the race she began to experience unexplained fatigue.

On October 5th she was hospitalized, just two months shy of her 5-year, cancer-free anniversary. Melanie's diagnosis was metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her liver.

Sadly, Melanie succumbed to this aggressive, fast-moving cancer on November 16, 2020. We miss her very much.


RESEARCH

There is currently no cure for metastatic breast cancer which accounts for roughly 40,000 deaths each year in the US. Our desire is to change this.

Donations  to Melanie's fund support Dr. Rinath Jeselsohn's Lab which focuses on discovering why HR+ breast cancer tumors become resistant to treatment.

Dr. Jeselsohn's team plans to advance a new preclinical model to better understand why this type of breast cancer is non-responsive to immunotherapy. The goal is to identify tumor vulnerabilities that can be exploited to greatly improve the efficacy of targeted or combination therapies.


WAYS TO GIVE

Click on the blue "DONATE" button to make a donation by credit card or Donor Advised Fund.

Or checks may be made payable to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, noting "Melanie Rosay Fund for Breast Cancer Research" in the memo.

Please mail checks to: 

Elizabeth Patterson

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Division of Philanthropy

10 Brookline Place West

Brookline, MA 02445-7226

Does your employer provide matching gifts? 
http://www.jimmyfund.org/ways-to-give/giving/matching-gifts/  

Questions? Please contact Dana-Farber's Elizabeth Patterson directly at (617) 632-6597 or Elizabeth_Patterson@dfci.harvard.edu

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