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

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

Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues: 


In May 2015, our world was rocked when our daughter, Allison, then 27, was diagnosed with advanced Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (“A.L.L.”).  She was very ill, but her wonderful Oncologist, Dr. Dan DeAngelo, and her equally amazing medical team at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (“DFCI”) were with us every step of the way as she battled through two years of grueling chemotherapy.  There were life-threatening complications and many hospitalizations, but each crisis was handled confidently, expertly and compassionately - we never felt alone.  Allie was the beneficiary of a protocol that had been developed in a clinical trial led by Dr. DeAngelo.  This protocol is now the basis of treatment for young adults facing this form of Leukemia throughout the US and world over.  In June 2020, Allie celebrated five years in remission. We will forever be grateful to DFCI for giving us our daughter back.  Walking and raising money, 100% of which will benefit patient care and the groundbreaking research at Dana-Farber, is one way we can give back.  


Sadly, this year, the Jimmy Fund Walk is virtual, to be held on October 4, 2020.  The need is even greater under these difficult circumstances.  Like many other large institutions, Dana- Farber has lost millions of dollars as a result of the Pandemic, but people continue to get cancer and to need the world-class treatment and compassionate care they offer.  We are humbly asking for donations to our 10/4/20 virtual Jimmy Fund Walk in honor of Allie.  Over the last three years, Allie’s Team, The Acute Lymphomaniacs, has raised $67,821.20 to benefit patient care and research at Dana-Farber.  Over 8 million dollars was raised for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber by the thousands of individuals that participated in The Jimmy Fund Walk last year.  We are so grateful for your continued support!   


Although Dana-Farber is located in Boston, your contribution benefits all of us.  DFCI is the setting not only for excellent patient care, but also groundbreaking cancer research.  Many cancer patients are alive today as a result of findings by Dana-Farber researchers.  In our time at Dana-Farber, we have met patients from all over the US and many other countries participating in clinical trials and receiving treatment.  Many types of cancers are essentially being treated as chronic illnesses as a result of these breakthroughs, and Dana-Farber researchers have contributed greatly to new and expanding areas of cancer treatments, including Immunotherapy.


Most of us are impacted by cancer in some way and it benefits everybody to fund major cancer centers like Dana-Farber that offer wonderful patient care and do critical research into the causes and cures of all types of cancer.  The Jimmy Fund Walk is one of the important fundraising tools that DFCI relies upon to fund its work!  Your donation is tax deductible and will advance the fight against cancer.  Let's work together to eradicate cancer!  Any support, no matter how small, will be most appreciated!!      


Warmly,

Jeff and family



PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$8,330
Goal:$7,500
Jeffrey Klein's Team: Acute Lymphomaniacs
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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Alex Gutierrez & Family
$310
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Anonymous
$30
Barry Langsam
$100
Ben Benrubi
$20
Beth and Ron Cohen
$50
Betty & Joseph FischMay the New Year be healthy an
$50
Bruce M Berg
$100
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Charlotte Coren
$100
Connie Cappelli
Daniel Mintz
$300
David Finch
$50
Deborah Mintz
Denise Ciraldo
$25
Donald W
$100
Frank & Gina Cotaj
$200
Frank Adipietro Jr.
Gina R Parra
$30
Glen M Applebaum and Cynthia S Cohen
$200
Jake
$50
Jean Gottlieb
$100
Jeffrey Weil
Jim & Kathy Blose
$200
Joanna Heintze
$50
Joseph Apicella
$100
Krista Davis
$50
Leah and Rob Crane
$50
Marcia Kaplan
$100
Mary Amato
Michael Bitondo
Michael Cappelli
$1,000
Michael Hargis
MITCH BODNER
Mr. Anthony Dalto
$100
Mr. Anthony Mancini
$100
Mr. Greg Caggainello
$100
Mr. Henry Zabatta
$100
Mr. Jeffrey B Klein
$5
Mr. John Longabucco
$100
Mr. Kal Ajram
Mr. Peter Preza
$100
Mr. Thomas Rich
$1,000
Mrs. Alice Axenfield/Storm
$200
Mrs. Barbara Essick
$100
Mrs. Irena Cotaj
$200
Mrs. Maria Faria
New Roc FEC LLC - Ron Getlan
$500
Paul Slaney
$100
Peter Palazzo
$300
Rhonda and Andrew Halpern
Rich Dannenbaum
$100
russell cooper
$100
Ryan Napoli
Stefanie Serio
$50
The Benrubi Family, Ben, Jake, WIll, Sam & Katie
$100
The McManus & Associates LLC
$150
Tim Kennedy
$50
Vjeko Cotaj and Family
$150
William Perry
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