Neuk the Leuk's Fundraising Page

Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

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

In 2014, 6 days before I turned 25, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In 2019 (two days before Christmas), Gracie received the same diagnosis, also six days before her birthday - except Gracie was turning 2. For the past year and a half, amid the pandemic, Gracie has been battling for her life with the help of her family and the amazing individuals at Boston Children’s Hospital. Having walked the same path Gracie is currently on, I know how long that road is, how challenging it is, how painful, how daunting, how scary — but I also know how the support of others, including strangers, can lift you up and give you strength to keep going. It’s a really, really hard road to be on, so those on the journey, need as many fans cheering for them as possible until they cross thru that finish line. Gracie’s 18 months into her treatment, and she’s hoping to cross that finish line in February 2022. So that’s where we come in. For the second year in a row, Team Neuk the Leuk, will be walking in honor of sweet, warrior Gracie, as she continues to fight for her life— to cheer her on on her final leg of the race of her life. Gracie isn’t able to articulate what it’s like to go through this experience, and while I will never know what it’s like to be a toddler dealing with cancer, as a survivor, I’ll articulate for her in the ways it impacted me — this disease strips you down to your core, the side effects of the treatment are endless and it puts your life on hold, it sidelines you from a “normal” life experience, be it 3 years old or 25 years old. It can feel really isolating but what gets you (& your family) by is support from your community, kind words, prayers, hugs, cards, positive vibes, friends showing up — what gets you by is LOVE. Love from those in your life and love from those you don’t even know. And LOVE is what “Team Neuk the Luek” and all its supporters are here to shower Gracie and her family with.

Team Neuk the Leuk, is based off a phrase I used quite often as motivation while in treatment and we raise funds specifically for the ground-breaking research that my main oncologist, Dr. Daniel DeAngelo, and his team are conducting to find cures for the many kinds of blood cancers that are currently without successful treatment plans. Although I was lucky to have a treatment plan that worked, only 61% of patients diagnosed with leukemia survive 5 years past diagnosis. That number needs to get to 100% survival—and your donation can help. Every dollar donated to our team will go directly towards the research needed to close that gap.

Team Neuk the Leuk’s goal is to carry the torch of HOPE — the one thing a cancer diagnosis can never take away and the one thing for me, personally, that pulled me out of some of the darkest moments throughout my journey. HOPE for all those currently in the fight that they will reach their finish line. Hope for those that have survived, that alternative treatments and cures will be found so others won’t have to endure as much as they once did. Hope to those who have lost loved ones, that there is a future world that no one will have to endure the same pain they experienced. The hope for a CURE so that little kids like Gracie never have to suffer from this disease again. Hope that one day the incredible scientists, just like Dr. D, will find a cure and we ‘Neuk the Leuk’ forever. With every step we take along the various routes our team will walk this year, we will keep Gracie in our hearts and minds and lift her up with collective love and good energy for a positive outcome. We would absolutely LOVE to have you on our team -- whether that means walking one mile, a 5k, 10k, a full marathon--- or even just walking around your block—what matters is that you’re raising funds—that’s what counts and that’s what is needed more than ever! Your support to our team means more than I can ever put into words – thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

GO GRACIE GO!!! <3 




PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$17,844
Goal:$20,000
15team members

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

C = Team Captain
NAME
AMOUNT RAISED
x187x
x$17,844.00x

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Team Honor Roll
Aaron and Lauren
Abbey Tiderman & fam
$50
AJ HAS A SMALL DONATION
Alex Villa
$50
Alissa Zajac
$30
Amanda Fulton
$100
Ana S
Andrea & Bruce
Andrea Feyler
Angela Menke Ballou
$100
Angela, Tim and the girls
$100
Anna Pousland
$100
Anne McSweeney
$100
Anonymous
$150
Anonymous
$150
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
$30
Anonymous (UPS)
$100
Aunt Sally and Uncle CArl
$100
Aunt Shannon & Uncle Lou
$100
Auntie Carol
$100
Auntie Susie in support of HERO Grace Theroux
$100
Barbara McCaffrey
$30
Becca Minkoff
$50
Beth and Hadley Lyons
$30
Boston's Best Dog Walkers
$50
Bourcier Family
Bryanne Tartamella
Burgess Family
$100
C&J
$100
Caitlin Gill
$30
Carly DiVittorio
$50
Casey V
$50
Cheslee Morrison
$100
Colby & Nolan
$50
Colin Trainor
$30
Dan Lawton
$25
Dave and Bonnie Salt
$50
David Theroux
$500
Denise & Joe Sherwood
$50
Eileen Moran
$75
Elaine cheers you all on!
Erin, Brian, and Vivian Regan
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$500
Facebook Fundraiser
$250
Facebook Fundraiser
$200
Facebook Fundraiser
$105
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$95
Facebook Fundraiser
$95
Facebook Fundraiser
$70
Facebook Fundraiser
$60
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$40
Facebook Fundraiser
$30
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$10
Fernanda Larios
$30
Gail Eastwood
$100
Gerber Family Farm
$100
Gloria Proulx
$30
Grammie Noodle
$200
Greg
Greg Cormier
$100
Hattman Family
$150
Hayley G
$25
Janell Harding
$100
Jeff & BriAnne Newman
Jenn Stapleton
$20
Jess Ottaviano
$30
Jessica Ottaviano
$50
Jimmy O'Brien
$100
JJ Moran
$50
Jocelyn Charles
$30
Johanna Shirman
$100
John F Foley
$250
Juliana Duff
$20
Julie
$20
Kaitlin and Derek Burkhardt
Kara Graney
$30
Kathryn Crawford
$100
Kathryn Crawford
$5
Kathy N.(UPS)
$44
Katie Lang
$25
Katie Wood
$30
Kelly and Eric Hausen
$100
Kendra Lowther
$20
Kevin O'Shaughnessy
$200
Kristen Doucet
$50
Kristin Galvin
$50
Lee Goodman
$100
Leslie & Aaron Lux
Liam Houghton
$50
Linda Lydon
Lisa Natale/Some Yoga Studio
$30
Look Left Marketing LLC
$500
Luke P
$30
Maddie Goodnuff
Marc & Lisa
$1,000
Marianne Berube
$25
Mark Battista
$200
Martina Loughlin
$50
Mary Crawford
$100
Matthew Cavicchio
$25
Matthew Mancini
$50
Maureen & Jim Holland
$100
Maureen and Dan Richardson
$50
McKensie Saldo
$25
Meghan Shilo
$25
Melissa Kolenski
Mia and Ava Campbell
Michael Hilton
$50
Michelle Bailey
$50
Mike and Rachael
$100
Miss Victoria G Stevens
$105
Molly Bromley
$30
Mr. Benjamin Coffin
Mr. David N Fischer
$105
Mr. Greg Bennett
$105
Mr. Jim F Stevens Jr.
$105
Mr. JJ Moran V
$5
Mr. John Moran
$305
Mr. John Moran
$55
Mr. Karl Hattman
$50
Mr. Michael A Stevens
$405
Mr. Pete Lynch
Mr. Roger Neild II
$100
Mrs. Amy Labrie
$100
Mrs. Elizabeth Dumais
$25
Mrs. Gina M Stevens
$105
Mrs. Gina M Stevens
$105
Mrs. Jackie Ignachuck
Mrs. Jennifer Theroux
$55
Mrs. Jessica K Stevens
$105
Mrs. Kelly Soucy
$50
Mrs. Melissa Flaherty
$50
Ms. Caitlin M Healey
$55
Ms. Courtney K Argiras
$105
Ms. Elisabeth Jeffcote
$30
Ms. Kathryn Eagan
$25
Ms. Kathryn M Moran
$105
Ms. Kaylee Millett
$30
Ms. Lily Miller
$100
Ms. Margaret Nicholson
$50
Ms. Nancy Richardson
$30
Nancy Boyle
$50
Nathaniel Tiplady
$100
Oldham Staff
Olivia Collins
$25
Pam Hamlin
$100
Patti and Mike Lacourse
$30
Phyllis Messier
$300
Rachel Casey
$30
Renee - GYKA
$20
Rhett Sosebee
$20
Rick Devanna
$100
Sarah Mangels
$20
Shannon Casey
Shauna Sirois
$15
Sheila Kirschbaum
$100
Sophie Henneman
$20
Stephen DiCillo
$25
Sue D.(UPS)
$40
Sylvain Lucarelli
The Bengtsons
$30
The Coffin Family
The Dunns
Tim Vigneau
Tom and Janice Poltak
$100
Torrey And Kelsey Duerr
Uncle Dan
$100
Uncle mike
$30
UPS Friends!!
$200
Walsh Family
Willie Randolph
$250
I'm Living Proof buttons
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!














2021 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

Neuk the Leuk

In 2014, 6 days before I turned 25, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In 2019 (two days before Christmas), Gracie received the same diagnosis, also six days before her birthday - except Gracie was turning 2. For the past year and a half, amid the pandemic, Gracie has been battling for her life with the help of her family and the amazing individuals at Boston Children’s Hospital. Having walked the same path Gracie is currently on, I know how long that road is, how challenging it is, how painful, how daunting, how scary — but I also know how the support of others, including strangers, can lift you up and give you strength to keep going. It’s a really, really hard road to be on, so those on the journey, need as many fans cheering for them as possible until they cross thru that finish line. Gracie’s 18 months into her treatment, and she’s hoping to cross that finish line in February 2022. So that’s where we come in. For the second year in a row, Team Neuk the Leuk, will be walking in honor of sweet, warrior Gracie, as she continues to fight for her life— to cheer her on on her final leg of the race of her life. Gracie isn’t able to articulate what it’s like to go through this experience, and while I will never know what it’s like to be a toddler dealing with cancer, as a survivor, I’ll articulate for her in the ways it impacted me — this disease strips you down to your core, the side effects of the treatment are endless and it puts your life on hold, it sidelines you from a “normal” life experience, be it 3 years old or 25 years old. It can feel really isolating but what gets you (& your family) by is support from your community, kind words, prayers, hugs, cards, positive vibes, friends showing up — what gets you by is LOVE. Love from those in your life and love from those you don’t even know. And LOVE is what “Team Neuk the Luek” and all its supporters are here to shower Gracie and her family with.

Team Neuk the Leuk, is based off a phrase I used quite often as motivation while in treatment and we raise funds specifically for the ground-breaking research that my main oncologist, Dr. Daniel DeAngelo, and his team are conducting to find cures for the many kinds of blood cancers that are currently without successful treatment plans. Although I was lucky to have a treatment plan that worked, only 61% of patients diagnosed with leukemia survive 5 years past diagnosis. That number needs to get to 100% survival—and your donation can help. Every dollar donated to our team will go directly towards the research needed to close that gap.

Team Neuk the Leuk’s goal is to carry the torch of HOPE — the one thing a cancer diagnosis can never take away and the one thing for me, personally, that pulled me out of some of the darkest moments throughout my journey. HOPE for all those currently in the fight that they will reach their finish line. Hope for those that have survived, that alternative treatments and cures will be found so others won’t have to endure as much as they once did. Hope to those who have lost loved ones, that there is a future world that no one will have to endure the same pain they experienced. The hope for a CURE so that little kids like Gracie never have to suffer from this disease again. Hope that one day the incredible scientists, just like Dr. D, will find a cure and we ‘Neuk the Leuk’ forever. With every step we take along the various routes our team will walk this year, we will keep Gracie in our hearts and minds and lift her up with collective love and good energy for a positive outcome. We would absolutely LOVE to have you on our team -- whether that means walking one mile, a 5k, 10k, a full marathon--- or even just walking around your block—what matters is that you’re raising funds—that’s what counts and that’s what is needed more than ever! Your support to our team means more than I can ever put into words – thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

GO GRACIE GO!!! <3 




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