Grady's Gladiators' Fundraising Page

Conquer cancer & so much more with the Jimmy Fund Walk!
Conquer cancer & so much more with the Jimmy Fund Walk!

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


This is Grady

He was diagnosed with ALD (Adenoleukodystrophy) on August 17, 2018. Thankfully, it was caught early when his parents spotted some very minor changes in Grady's hearing. An MRI showed a lesion in his brain that was destroying his healthy, normal 8 year old brain. ALD, a terminal disease that leaves many boys in a vegetative state within a year of diagnosis, was just given to the Smiths.

Very difficult decisions were made and many procedures would quickly follow, the largest being a bone marrow transplant at Boston Children's Hospital with the help of the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber. Within a month they had a 10/10 perfect match unrelated bone marrow donor. Grady not only took to the transplant quickly, he had very few complications. He was released almost a month early and has been managing his meds, treatments, therapies and minor setbacks at home surrounded by his great family, team of tutors and therapists. Despite this very grave disease, he is defying all the odds and coming out on top! He takes on each day with a strength well beyond his 8 years. He continues to inspire so many families and children going through this same experience.  

The outpouring of love and support from family, friends, the local community and beyond has been amazing!  “Thank you” is simply not strong enough.

There is still a long road ahead, but we keep pressing forward, knowing:

“Tough times don't last, tough people do.”

Julian Edelman

By participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, our team is making every step count toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer and other rare diseases! 

Your support goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate care. Funds raised through the Jimmy Fund Walk enable Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

Thank you for supporting our team in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$30,105
Goal:$10,000
42team members

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

C = Team Captain
NAME
AMOUNT RAISED
x181x
x$30,105.00x

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Team Honor Roll
Grady's Gladiators Best Day Ever
$1,475
Allison Moran
$50
Anonymous
Anonymous
Aria Covey Foundation
$500
Audra Palermo
$100
Ava Gazda ❤️
$175
Casey Nugent
$125
Chris Delaney
$50
Donna Turner
$30
From Matt, Danielle, Gabby, Kaity and Jake
$100
Grady's Gladiators Best Day Ever
$17,450
Grady's Gladiators Best Day Ever
$480
Healthy Kids Running Series
$50
Julie Purschke
$100
Kathleen Kehoe
$50
Kristan Murphy
$50
Kristen Leonard and Roger Moore
$50
Lindholm Family
$50
Lindsay Gaucher
$30
Lindsay Habib
$50
Lisa Cummings
$200
MARCIA MENES
$100
Maria Fraser
$50
Mark Fallon
$100
Mark, Knar, Marko, Laurel, Taylor & Tamara
$100
Matt Mueskes
$100
Matt Mueskes
$100
Melissa French
$50
Mia Zullo
$150
Mr. Ben Woodhouse
$200
Mr. Dennis Collins
$50
Mr. Jeffrey Smith
$100
Mr. Michael Giarrusso
$100
Mr. Peter Quinlan
$100
Mr. Robert McLaughlin
$50
Mr. Robert Nugent
$150
Mr. Susan Perrault
$50
Mr. Tim Rigby
$100
Mrs. Allison Robb
$105
Mrs. Annie Traub
$100
Mrs. April Bancarotta
$100
Mrs. ashley a morgan
$125
Mrs. Caitlin Doran-Serafino
$50
Mrs. Gail LaCreta
$50
Mrs. Jennifer Chisholm
$30
Mrs. Jillian M Smith
$100
Mrs. Joan McCarthy
$250
Mrs. Karen Ruffen
$100
Mrs. Katie Marino
$50
Mrs. Katie Young
$50
Mrs. Kim Dizazzo
$30
Mrs. Kristen J Gazda
$100
Mrs. Kristin Liberti
$50
Mrs. Lisa Briggs
$75
Mrs. Lois Bullis
$80
Mrs. Mary Beth Ryan
$100
Mrs. Maura Breen
$250
Mrs. Meghan Tarr
$75
Mrs. Nicole Wise
$50
Mrs. Patricia Roget
$100
Mrs. Rebecca Verney
$50
Mrs. Shirley Butcher
$100
Mrs. Tara Lozada
$150
Mrs. Wendi Bibo
$50
Ms. Carol ireland
$50
Ms. Elaine Abraham
$30
Ms. Heather Sampietro
$50
Ms. Jackie Haney
$50
Ms. Justine Turner
$30
Ms. Kristen McLaughlin
$50
Ms. LEA FORDE
$50
Ms. Linda Cummings
$100
Ms. Maria Wilson
$50
Ms. Susan Gustin
$100
NER Construction Management, Inc.
$1,000
Noelle Levis
$100
Noreen Fantasia and Family
Pat and Sandy Corbin
$30
Penelope and Gunnar
$40
Raoul Lavoie
$50
Richard and Judith Connolly
$100
Robin Kazanjian
$50
Rylie Nugent
$125
Scott Bishop
$100
Sheila Murphy
$50
Smith Family
$40
Smith Family
$30
Stacey Croteau
$125
Steven Abraham
$100
Susan Briggs
$100
Susan Grubbs
$100
The Grady Family
$100
The Grady's Gladiators Best Day Ever
$95
The Hampoians
$50
The Jones Family
$30
The Keohan Family
The Licameli Family
$100
The Richard Family
$50
Tracey Partington
$50
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Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's 50-50 balance between lifesaving research and total patient care.
Together, we can conquer cancer!














2019 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Conquer cancer & so much more with the Jimmy Fund Walk!
Conquer cancer & so much more with the Jimmy Fund Walk!

Grady's Gladiators


This is Grady

He was diagnosed with ALD (Adenoleukodystrophy) on August 17, 2018. Thankfully, it was caught early when his parents spotted some very minor changes in Grady's hearing. An MRI showed a lesion in his brain that was destroying his healthy, normal 8 year old brain. ALD, a terminal disease that leaves many boys in a vegetative state within a year of diagnosis, was just given to the Smiths.

Very difficult decisions were made and many procedures would quickly follow, the largest being a bone marrow transplant at Boston Children's Hospital with the help of the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber. Within a month they had a 10/10 perfect match unrelated bone marrow donor. Grady not only took to the transplant quickly, he had very few complications. He was released almost a month early and has been managing his meds, treatments, therapies and minor setbacks at home surrounded by his great family, team of tutors and therapists. Despite this very grave disease, he is defying all the odds and coming out on top! He takes on each day with a strength well beyond his 8 years. He continues to inspire so many families and children going through this same experience.  

The outpouring of love and support from family, friends, the local community and beyond has been amazing!  “Thank you” is simply not strong enough.

There is still a long road ahead, but we keep pressing forward, knowing:

“Tough times don't last, tough people do.”

Julian Edelman

By participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, our team is making every step count toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer and other rare diseases! 

Your support goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate care. Funds raised through the Jimmy Fund Walk enable Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

Thank you for supporting our team in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

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