Zebra Divas' Fundraising Page

Bringing awareness to prevent, detect and cure NET
Bringing awareness to prevent, detect and cure NET

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

Grief. Loss. Sadness. Anger. Loneliness. Rage. Confusion.  All valid, all present for us when Liz died from neuroendocrine tumor cancer.   Love. Generosity. Presence.  Connection. Integrity. Strength. Hugs. Determination. Tenderness. Caring. Softness. Honesty.  All real, all very present in how Liz lived.

How can we get more of the things Liz brought to our lives and maybe just a little less of the things that showed up when we lost her?  Grief doesn't disappear, it doesn't evaporate like smoke, it is always with us.  How can we grow and develop as better people alongside our grief, in partnership with it if you will? How? We know that is what Liz would not just want for us but expect from us because that is what we saw her do right alongside her NET diagnosis.  She stared it in the face and said "Watch me beat you!"  And if becoming a more present wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend is winning then she did it, she kicked Cancer's ass!!  

In 2014 Liz created Zebra Diva's just a few years after she was diagnosed with NET.  Our team has walked every year since.  Keeping the team going has been a labor of love.  We have had up to 35 people walking in support of Liz's plan to bring awareness to NET, to raise money for prevention, treatment, research and to find a cure.  To date Liz and her team have raised $232,000.00.  We plan on keeping Zebra Divas up and running.  We hope to keep raising money, gaining new members and educating people about NET.

Being honest, longevity of a memorial walk is hard.  If we don't bring that to the forefront of this conversation, we risk the team petering out over time.  We don't want that.  So here we are sharing our struggle and our fears out in the open to release them and replace that with the support and determination of Liz's people.  Liz's family and friends, together we can continue her work and build on the beautiful team she created and see her hope and prayer come to be.

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$3,712
Goal:$10,000
7team members

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

C = Team Captain
NAME
AMOUNT RAISED
x8x
x$3,712.00x

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Team Honor Roll
Cynthia L Acaba
$55
Ilene Hill
$100
Mrs. Christine N Little
$115
Ms. Betsy Bair
$25
Ms. Eileen Y Kadowaki
$60
Ms. Ilene Hill
$5
Ralph Acaba
$310
Ralph Acaba
$21
Ralph Acaba, in memory of Liz Acaba
Sally Landerville
$1,521
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2024 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Bringing awareness to prevent, detect and cure NET
Bringing awareness to prevent, detect and cure NET

Zebra Divas

Grief. Loss. Sadness. Anger. Loneliness. Rage. Confusion.  All valid, all present for us when Liz died from neuroendocrine tumor cancer.   Love. Generosity. Presence.  Connection. Integrity. Strength. Hugs. Determination. Tenderness. Caring. Softness. Honesty.  All real, all very present in how Liz lived.

How can we get more of the things Liz brought to our lives and maybe just a little less of the things that showed up when we lost her?  Grief doesn't disappear, it doesn't evaporate like smoke, it is always with us.  How can we grow and develop as better people alongside our grief, in partnership with it if you will? How? We know that is what Liz would not just want for us but expect from us because that is what we saw her do right alongside her NET diagnosis.  She stared it in the face and said "Watch me beat you!"  And if becoming a more present wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend is winning then she did it, she kicked Cancer's ass!!  

In 2014 Liz created Zebra Diva's just a few years after she was diagnosed with NET.  Our team has walked every year since.  Keeping the team going has been a labor of love.  We have had up to 35 people walking in support of Liz's plan to bring awareness to NET, to raise money for prevention, treatment, research and to find a cure.  To date Liz and her team have raised $232,000.00.  We plan on keeping Zebra Divas up and running.  We hope to keep raising money, gaining new members and educating people about NET.

Being honest, longevity of a memorial walk is hard.  If we don't bring that to the forefront of this conversation, we risk the team petering out over time.  We don't want that.  So here we are sharing our struggle and our fears out in the open to release them and replace that with the support and determination of Liz's people.  Liz's family and friends, together we can continue her work and build on the beautiful team she created and see her hope and prayer come to be.

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