Emily's Fundraising Page

Striving for cancer free world!
Striving for cancer free world!

Together, we can conquer cancer!

2021 will mark the 13th 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 my 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 won’t be able to celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary together

             My dad was not able to see Derek graduate from college, medical school, and Residency.

             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.  Derek is in his last year of Residency and achieved Chief Resident Title, while Larissa achieved EVP position with Ketchum and moved back to the Big Apple. Lastly, Gary and I got married during the Pandemic, devoted to share our life together.

Our family is committed to help find cure for cancer. We hope that you will donate to our page and support us on our Jimmy Fund walk on Oct 3, 2021.  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! Together, we can conquer cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$9,785
Goal:$9,000
Emily Lee's Team: GEM
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
$250
Anonymous
Anonymous
$150
Bev & Don Myers
$30
Cathy Hoodlet
$100
Charlotte Anderson
$100
Cindy Levy
$100
Corey G.
Derek Lee
Donna Roessler
$50
Ed and Sherry
Fred & Nina Lee
Fulcrum Research Group
$100
Helen Spurlin
$100
Janet Lee
$200
Jeff & Claudia Hinkle
$100
John C. S. Anderson
John Hancock for Cynthia Levy
John Hancock for Emily Lee
$1,000
John Hancock for John McLaughlin
John Hancock for Kathleen Boyce
John Hancock for Scott Kushner
Josh Rozovsky
$50
Karen Lee
$100
Kathleen Boyce
$25
Ken & Laurie Lake
Kush
$50
Laila Maalouf
$100
Linda Mandolini
$500
Marie O'Rourke
$100
Michael P. McGee
$50
Mr. Alex Lee
$200
Mr. Alex Lee
Mr. Carney Mulligan
$50
Mr. Chuck Lee
$100
Mr. Frank Lee
Mr. John McLaughlin
$100
Mr. patrick dawkins DAWKINS
$100
Mr. Scott Navin
$50
Mrs. Stefani Pettit
$25
Mrs. Tiffany Wong
$100
Ms. Emily Lee
$5
Ms. Lillian Zhou
$50
Na Ju Gallegos
$100
Nick Oliver
$50
patty mak
$100
Polly & Benny
Purple Jeff and Laura
Rosalyn Stults
$100
Rose Liu
$30
Scott
$100
Steve and Amanda Teti
$75
Sue and Jeff Jones
$100
The Deschamp Family
$100
The Lee Family
$1,000
wanthani inkatanuvat
$300
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