Drew's Fundraising Page

At the finish line with Marcos in 2019!
At the finish line with Marcos in 2019!

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

In August 2017, we got the very shocking news that Marcos was diagnosed with stage four bone cancer. We were roommates at the time, and I happened to be on vacation. I remember he texted me that he was moving out, but he wouldn't tell me why. He said that we could talk about it when I got back.  I assumed I must have done something to piss him off -- maybe I left too many dishes left in the sink, stole too many of his Mexican chocolates, got drunk and left an eggroll in his shoe?  

I frantically texted our other friends to see what I had done. Eventually, they convinced Marcos that he needed to give me a call. I'll never forget when he told me. My jaw dropped. I felt numb. I asked why he didn't tell me. He replied, "I wanted you to enjoy your vacation." 

That's the type of guy Marcos was. He always thought of others before himself - even during the hardest parts of his treatment, the lowest of lows. He never wanted anyone to worry or to be a bother. He was a warrior...without a doubt, he was the strongest guy I know. He did it with a smile and genuine kindness in his heart. He was a gem, truly. Without exaggeration, Marcos was one of kind: a 6'3" 250lb. hockey and professional rugby playing Mexican Jew with a weird Canadian accent and a repertoire of dad jokes a mile long. 

I miss him a ton.

We did our first Jimmy Fund Walk about ~4 weeks after Marcos was diagnosed. We've done it every year since, and we'll continue to do it every year going forward.

I hope that our minor impact can one day save someone else's Marcos.

Love you, Kitos. 12/21/2020.




Thank you to all those that participated in our Third Annual Viva La Marcos Super Bowl Squares.


PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$9,000
Goal:$12,000
Drew Breuninger's Team: Viva La Marcos
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Mr. Drew Breuninger
$1,000
Pleasantrees
$5,000
Superbowl Squares Participants!
$3,000
I'm Living Proof buttons
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!