Zach's Fundraising Page

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

Cancer didn't stop me and neither will COVID!! Zach's Pack is Trekin' toward a Million Bucks!

Covid greetings and salutations to you, the greater Zach’s Pack Nation!!

There have been many times in the last few months when I wondered if writing this note was the best idea. I wondered if “doing the walk” was the best idea. I wondered if you, the donors, were in a place in which you could support, or if you would just find me over-reaching, by sending out this letter. Then I thought about my friends and some old students of mine who are currently fighting cancer. I thought a lot about those current patients and came to the decision that, ultimately, cancer has not stopped for COVID so why would I stop?

This year’s Jimmy Fund Walk will be a “Walk Your Way Walk” in which the participants’ walk course is relative to their home area and more “virtual” in its essence. There will be no water stops… There will be no med tents… There will be no snacks along the way, or motivational signs, or orange slice guys on Heartbreak Hill. There will be no party at the finish line. This year will be about walking to just walk. To remember those who are fighting cancer, even among these COVID days. To remember those who have lost their battle against cancer. To raise money in the fight against cancer.

With that realization, I am excited to let you know that though the COVID has managed to end the idea of an  actual sanctioned and supported physical walk this year, I will be walking the route of the Boston Marathon for the 23rd time, this October 3rd and also 4th!  Without all the official supports in place along the course, it is smarter and safer for me to break this into two days of a shorter walk; but in the end I will still make the marathon effort. We will move closer to our goal of $1,000,000 by surpassing the $800,000 mark and 23 year effort by the end of the walk.

I am also excited to share with you all that this survivor of 24 years turned 50 years old this March. With the Covid shutting down the country just days after my50th  birthday, I decided that I was going to “flatten my [own] curve” while I was locked down this spring. The success of this personal effort is that I am 30lbs lighter than I was in March, so I am in the best walk shape I have been in in many years!! 

https://www.facebook.com/zachspack4jimmyfund/videos/454135181275465/  Click this for a surprise link to the past!

Team Zach’s Pack’s 23rd  walk to Boston is October 3rd and 4th and I hope you will find it within you to continue your support again this year.

THANKS FOR 23 YEARS!!!  ~ Zach







PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$13,246
Goal:$20,000
Zach Galvin's Team: Zach's Pack
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Al Mannino
$100
Alfred Kirton
$50
Anastasia Kostoss
$15
Andrew Hollins
ANN&TOM LAMB
$100
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$100
Antonietta Gigliotti
$25
Audrey Galvin
$300
Barbara Jenkins
$100
Bates-Lanspery Family
$40
Brian Harrigan
$250
Carl and Deanie Goodman
$100
Carol Drenga
$25
Carol O'Neil
$500
Cathy Larkin
$30
Christine Briggs
$25
Colleen Campbell and Frank Cava
$100
Daniel E Thomas
Darci (Curran) Mayzer
$100
David & Camille
David & Fran Dorant
$100
David Larivee
$100
David List
David Twiggs
$250
Deb (King) Garber
$100
Diane O Leary
$50
Donald Petrone
$25
Dr. Ann Batchelder
Edward Pacewicz
$100
Eileen Golden
$100
Elizabeth Briggs
$25
Elizabeth McConnon
Erica Cole
$50
Erin Kemp
$50
Francis Buckley
$20
Gwen Nolan Kinv
Hiltrud Walsh
$100
In memory of Thomas J. Galvin
$100
Jacqueline Lewis
$25
Jacqueline Lubinski
$100
James and MaryBeth Connolly
Jane Nielsen
$50
Janet West
$50
Janice Lambert
$100
Jean Chambers
$50
Jessica Baer
$30
Jill Schreider
$30
Jo-Anne Percheski
Joan Manchester
$50
Joan Whitman
$100
Joanne Sandow
$100
Johanna Kelsey
$100
Josephine Golec
$25
Justin Voldman
$36
Karen Liptak
$100
Karen Rufo
$50
Kari-Ann Daley
$30
Kathleen and Dan
Kathleen Golec
$50
Katie Rothschild
Katy Hanlon
Keri & Dan Ircink
$150
Kerry Costello
$30
Kevin Cotter
$100
Linda and Mike Towle
$150
Linda Hauk
$100
Linda Towle
$100
LoPow
Lynn Hall
$25
Marcia King
$25
Margaret Galvin
$100
Margot Nelson
$100
Maria Hanlon
Marilyn Labossiere
$25
Mark Costello
$50
Mark Geyer, MD
$100
Martha Wells
$100
Mary Crowell
Mary Hodgkins
$25
Mary Johnson
$100
Mary Rossini
$50
Marybeth Kinkead
$130
Maureen Carney
$50
Maureen in support of Zach
$50
Meghan Kennedy
Mr. Alfred W Siegrist
$100
Mr. Gerard Ruane
$50
Mr. Paul Webb
$500
Mr. Zach Galvin
$105
Mrs. Alice A. and Mr. Jacob S. Liptak
Mrs. Angelique DeCoste
$50
Mrs. Mary Schneekloth
$50
Mrs. Valerie Alfeo
$50
Ms. Andrea Rogers
$30
Ms. Jane Connolly
$30
Ms. Lisa Balaschak
Ms. Margaret Hagemeister
Ms. Samantha Fuller
$100
Ms. Sheri Hunt
$50
NANTUCKET BEADBOARD COMPANY
Nicholas Mabardy
$200
Patricia O'Brien
$25
Paul Adams
$200
Paul Toner
$50
Phyllis Cavan
$50
Renee Pothier
$100
Richard Leone
$100
Robert Downs
$100
Robert Nolan
$50
Ron & Terry Miller
$50
Sara Klemmer
$200
Scott and Pat Clark
$250
Scott Morrill
$50
Stacey
Stanley Winston
$25
Susan & Dennis Driscoll
$50
Susan Hall
$100
Susie and Chris
$250
Suzanne DiRienzo
$25
Team Braveheart
$20
The Block Family
$100
The Grace Family
$100
The St Bridgets Ladies Guild
$100
Timothy Sheehan
$30
Valerie Foley
$100
Vita Melignano
$300
W J McGinley
$50
William Larkin
$30
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