Emily's Fundraising Page

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

Together, we can conquer cancer!

December 2018 will mark the 10th Memorial for Cheun Lee. While time marches on, there will always be a place in our hearts that misses the husband, father and friend that cancer took away all too soon. However, Larissa, Derek and I are committed to raising funds and to finding a cure against this life-altering disease. This is our story…


In April of 2008, our father and husband, Cheun Lee, was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer. While we were lucky enough to be close to some of the leading sarcoma doctors in the field at Mass General Hospital, fighting this disease was an uphill battle. Dad was treated with intensive chemo, radiation and surgery to remove the football sized tumor that had quickly grown inside his body. Despite all efforts, we were on the losing end of this battle. Cheun passed away on December 24, 2008, Christmas Eve. For those of you counting, that is only 8 months from the time he was diagnosed.


Now, we don’t want to spend too much time on what a great father Cheun was (because he was the best!) or what a great husband Cheun was (because he loved our Mom dearly), or what a great friend he was (because he made so many people smile and laugh) because I want to motivate you to walk and donate. Here are just some of the many reasons:

BECAUSE…
•    My dad will never get to celebrate his 52nd birthday
•    My parents weren't able to celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary together
•    My dad was not able to see Derek graduate from college, and medical school
•    My dad will not be able to walk Larissa down the aisle one day or buy her first home (someday)
•    Cheun will not make people laugh with his witty banter
•    Father’s Day will never be the same

While life goes on, it doesn’t hurt any less to not have your father and husband share it with you. Though Cheun is no longer here with us, we try our best to live life in ways that honor his memory. This year, Derek graduates from medical school, while Larissa achieved VP position with Ketchum in the Big Apple and adopted Leia (my furry graddaughter).
We hope that you will donate to our page and support us on our Jimmy Fund walk on Sep 23, 2018. No one should have to lose a loved one before their time.

Remember to hold your family and friends close and thank you for your support!

I am participating in the 2018 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$5,905
Goal:$5,000
Emily Lee's Team: GEM
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Alex Wong
$200
Anonymous
Anonymous
$100
David Rickards
$50
Deborah McWade
$100
Gail Chu
In memory of Cheun. Miss you every day!
$50
John Di Marzo
$40
John Hancock for Corey Gelormini
$100
John Hancock for Cynthia Levy
$100
John Hancock for Gail Chu
$50
John Hancock for Melanie Schneider
$50
John Hancock for Scott Kushner
$50
John Hancock for Sylvia Govan
$50
Judy Dennis
$50
Karen Lee
$100
Kristine Aristide
Laura Wormuth
$100
Laurie & Ken
$50
Melanie Schneider
Miss Aster Chow
$100
Miss Frances Chan
$50
Miss Winnie Pang
$100
Mr. Brian Salvi
$100
Mr. David Basso
$50
Mr. David McKinnon
$50
Mr. Henry Wong
$200
Mr. Jason Oser
$100
Mr. Jeff Hinkle
$50
Mr. John Anderson
$200
Mr. Michael Coletti
$50
Mr. Michael Foreman
$100
Mr. Polly Wan
$50
Mr. Scott Geyer
$500
Mrs. Alex Dalton
$50
Mrs. Amanda Teti
$50
Mrs. Kathy Morrison
$50
Mrs. patty mak
$50
Mrs. Sherry Lee
$100
Mrs. Sylvia Govan
$50
Mrs. Yu Sun
$100
Ms. Betty Choi
$50
Ms. Cynthia Levy
$100
Ms. Emily Lee
$125
Ms. Jennifer Woo
$50
Ms. Rosalind Roos
$50
Ms. Tiffany Wong
$100
Ms. Winnie Pau
$100
Ms. Yvette Ho
$300
Scott Hartz
$150
Scott Kushner
$50
Stella Wong
$100
Sun Life Assurance for Tiffany Wong
$100
The John Hancock Matching Gift Program
$980
The John Hancock Matching Gift Program for Kristine Aristide
$30
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Together, we can conquer cancer!