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

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO FIGHT CANCER

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – and as we all know cancer does not take a break for COVID-19. About 21,750 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer this year. Approximately 13,940 women will die from it. Ovarian cancer ranks 5th in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.

October 4th will mark my 29th year walking in the Jimmy Fund Walk. This year, due to COVID-19, we will not be walking the marathon route. The team will be splitting up and walking in their own neighborhoods. I am sad to say that this year the Ovarian Cancer Brigade will be walking in honor and in memory of our 2019 hero – Sandy Martin who lost her battle in May. She called me 2 days prior to her passing and made me promise to continue the mission. Her 14 yr. old son, Shaun, who has now lost both his parents to cancer will be walking with me, my co-captain and a few of our team members on route to be determined on October 4th.

I formed the Ovarian Cancer Brigade 9 years ago to fulfill the promises I made to my best friend, cousin and several closer acquaintances days before they passed. All our proceeds go directly to the Dr. Ursula Matulonis Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Matulonis has dedicated her life to finding early detection and a cure for ovarian cancer. Weeks before Massachusetts went into lockdown, our team was recognized for raising over $500K since we were founded, thanks to all of you. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your generosity. My goal is to raise 1 million dollars. We are more than halfway there and this is because of people like you!  Please stay safe and healthy!

 

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$7,210
Goal:$10,000
Ellen Caliendo's Team: Ovarian Cancer Brigade
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Carolyn and Steven Barg
$2,500
Cody Hunter-McKenzie
$300
Donald Siddell
$100
Ellen Caliendo
FOR THE DR. URSULA MATULONIS OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND
Heather Ostendorff-Bach
$50
Janice Shubin
$25
Jessica Lipsky
$25
Karen and Terri
$150
Kathleen Purcell
$50
Linda Degnan
$50
Ms. barbara ditzian
$50
Ms. Ellen Caliendo
$80
Ms. Nancy Venditti
$2,000
Ms. Pauline Mnieckowski
$400
Pam Davis
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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!