Mel's Fundraising Page

2018 walking with the team
2018 walking with the team

I walk for them

This year I will participate in my 12th Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk and take steps to change the odds for patients facing cancer, for my son and my Dad.

My son is celebrating 12 AMAZING years off treatment this coming fall and we are very blessed to be so lucky. I walk because every step is a step for finding better treatment options and possibly a cure for Pediatric Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors (AT/RT) Brain Tumors. I walk for all our friends who are battling cancer and for those that have angel wings. I walk because I love my son and want him to live a long life. And this year I also walk for my Dad, who has walked beside me each year doing the Jimmy Fund Walk, and this year is fighting his own cancer battle. We need continued research to help them. Please support my walk.

Please consider donating one dollar for each of the below items that are a part of Declan's life:

  • MRIs - $31 (as of Dec 2018)
  • Radiation treatments - $30
  • Rounds (about 1 week each round) of Chemotherapy - $57
  • Miles round trip our house to Dana-Farber - $112
  • Approximate number of blood and platlet transfusions - $207
  • Approximate number of nights in hospital - $267
  • Days in active treatment - $484
  • Days cancer has directly impacted his life (as of 3/12/19) - $4650
  • Or consider donating $100 for each year Declan has been off treatment: $1100 (off treatment since October 2007)

Thank you for supporting Dana-Farber & the Jimmy Fund. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.


Mel Pepin's Team: Cure AT/RT Now


Fundraising Honor Roll
Alan Cantor
Alice Straub
Angela Straub
BAE Systems for Jodi Coulter
Claire S. Collins
Corrin Wilson
Elaine Labonte
Heather, Todd & Charlotte Ferillo
In honor of DECLAN, Joe P, and all of the other brave warriors. With so much love...
Jen & Kate
Jill, Dave and Aidan
Julie A Skinner
Julie Patch
Kathleen Pieroni
Linda and Tom Atherton
Linda Paquette
Lisa Plotnik
Mr. Andre Campagna
Mr. Dana Cook
Mr. Michael Snyder
Mrs. AnnMarie Nolin
Mrs. Karen Baum
Mrs. Rachel Higgins
Ms. Amy Saphier
Ms. Jessica Lavoie
Ms. Lois Gould
Ms. Mel Pepin
Ms. Melodie Esterberg
Peter Ames
The Bourcier Family
The Coulter Family
The McCrettons
The Rehm Family
With love, Julie Chase
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