Mel's Fundraising Page

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

This year I will participate in my 13th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, and take steps to change the odds for patients facing cancer, for my son and in memory of Dad. Thirteen is my Memere’s lucky number – and she is 102 so she knows a thing a two about lucky numbers.

My son is celebrating 13 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. I walk because I miss my Dad, and all the the years of training walks and JFW walks we shared together. We need continued research to help others. Please support my walk.

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

  • MRIs - $32 (as of Dec 2019)
  • Radiation treatments - $30
  • Rounds (about 1 week each) 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 7/26/20) - $5152
  • Or consider donating $100 for each year Declan has been off treatment: $1300 (off treatment since October 2007)

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

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$985
Goal:$7,500
Mel Pepin's Team: Cure ATRT Now
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Angela McCourt
$100
Anonymous
$25
Cheryl Gray
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$300
Facebook Fundraiser
$15
For Declan the Elder and the Younger!
French Family
$50
Jeanne and Stan Popielarz
$100
Joanne & Bruce Wilhelm
Mr. Keith M Pepin
$100
Mrs. Claire S. Collins
$150
Ms. Mel Pepin
$5
Ms. susan gingras
$50
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!