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Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!
Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!

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

This is my 7th straight year participating in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, and my 5th year  as Team Captain of the Maurine, Cindy, Paul and Patrick’s Troopers team. 

The main reason I walk is for my late sister-in-law Maurine Turcotte.  Maurine lost her almost 6 year battle with breast cancer on April 22, 2013 at age 51.  Even though Maurine lived with the disease all that time, it was hard to imagine that it would eventually take her life.  She was one of the most positive and optimistic people you would ever meet.  She left behind so many people who loved her, including the three most important, her husband Jim (my younger brother) and her sons Dylan and Tyler who were 15 and 13 when she passed.  Those three guys will always and forever miss her, as will everyone whose life she touched.  I spent a lot of time with Maurine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for doctor appointments, chemotherapy and radiation treatment and various blood tests and scans.  So I got to see firsthand the incredible treatment she received.

On May 29, 2013, just a little over a month after Maurine left us, my cousin Cynthia Trottier Denya passed away from Melanoma at age 54.  This was so shocking since it happened so quickly.  Cindy had a relapse from the disease that she had 15 years earlier and in just a matter of months, she was gone.  Her sister Pat Trottier Robitaille stayed by her side as the end neared and took such good care of Cindy.  Cindy leaves behind her children Paul and Kimberly, their spouses and 5 young grandchildren.  As well as her Mother Therese Trottier, sister Patricia Robitaille and brothers Rick and Bob Trottier and many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

My Aunt and namesake Lynda Bushey also passed away from breast cancer over 20 years ago and my Mother was a 14 year breast cancer survivor until her passing on December 14, 2014.  Sadly on March 31, 2015 I lost a friend of 30 years, Kathy Garnett to lung cancer.  It’s all around us and everyone has been touched by someone who has survived or succumbed to this horrific disease.  So I walk in memory of the loved ones we lost and to raise money and awareness in order to help anyone diagnosed in the future.  I would love nothing more but to see a cure in my lifetime.  Once again, all of the funds raised by our team for this year’s Walk will go directly to support the research of Dr. Harold Burstein of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Dr. Burstein was the oncologist who treated Maurine and I have much admiration for him.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.


PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$5,995
Goal:$10,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Alyssa Lungarini
Anne and auntie Pat
$100
Anonymous
$250
ASNDREW DEERING
$50
Catherine Long
$50
Charley Lanier
$500
Chris Amore
$50
Comedy Show Fundraiser
$900
Dr. Darlene Bourgeois
$50
EDWARD KING
$50
Elaine & Stu Clark
$50
EPIK Fitness Boot Camp
$350
Francine Cecieta
$50
Gloria Graham
$50
In loving memory of my husband John David Panula
$100
jim abram
$50
Julie Archibald
$30
Julie Norris
$30
Karen McGuinness
$50
Keller Williams Realty
Kimberlee Chalifour
$200
Michael Tallo
$100
Miss Tara Whelan
$20
Mr. Beth Dorsey
$100
Mr. Jeffrey Stelman
$100
Mr. Peter Mione
$50
Mr. Richard Ciarletta
$50
Mr. Ron Chane
$50
Mr. Thomas Cataldo
$30
Mr. Tomas Sanchez
$70
Mrs. Ann Mehrman
$100
Mrs. Maria Woodward
$100
Mrs. Michelle Broderick
$25
Mrs. Susan Benner
$50
Ms. Deborah Terlik
$50
Ms. Jean Schuebeler
$200
Ms. Judy DiRubio
$25
Ms. Linda Hermann
$250
Ms. Linda Turcotte
$300
Ms. Linda Turcotte
$75
Ms. Martha Lewis
$50
Ms. Mary Phoebe Francis
$30
Ms. Robin Foster
$25
Nancy Denwood
$100
Pam Jackson
$50
Roberta Tiplady
$25
Robin ODonnell
$100
Steven Demetriou
$250
The Gurgigno Family
$25
The Kirkland And Shaw Inc
$50
The Prospect Hill Realty Inc
$100
Tina DiPaolo
$75
Todd glidden
$100
Todd Patkin
$150
Yoga on the Beach!
$100
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