Karen's Fundraising Page

Annie is why I walk :)
Annie is why I walk :)

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

I am participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

My daughter, Annie, was shockingly diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer - one of the worst forms of the disease - in February 2016.  Our family was devastated not only because of the diagnosis, but because have no history at all of the cancer.  How could this happen to young, strong and healthy very young woman?  

We scheduled a second opinion at Dana Farber Cancer Institute with oncologist Dr. Ann Partridge - a world-recognized expert in young women's breast cancer.  We really didn't want to take treatment at Dana Farber - too big, a cancer factory, just a number - but figured it was right in Annie's backyard - why not.    We were so wrong.  Both of us were totally impressed with the personal attention, the comfortable atmosphere and the incredible staff and patient support.  Once we met Dr. Partridge, our decision was a no brainer.  

Annie was put on a trial drug that we 100% believe saved her life.  We would not have been able to receive the drug anywhere else.  We support Dana Farber with our Jimmy Fund walk every year with hopes that other families, like ours, will have the opportunity to benefit from the research and incredible care that we so greatly benefited from.  

Today Annie is almost 3 years out from treatment.  We celebrate each milestone reflecting on just how cancer changed our lives, yet in an odd way enriched it.

When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

Lots of love, 

KB

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$3,960
Goal:$8,000
Karen Bali's Team: Young & Strong
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Bob & Margie
$25
Bob and Holly Crowther
$100
Bob Primmer
$100
cheryl & sean
$100
Cindy Franklin
$100
Cody, Terry & Kevin
$100
Cyndi Kreisher
$50
Dave Matthews Band
$100
Ed & Ronnie Maloney
$25
Edwin Hewitt
$500
Eileen Siegel
$30
Greg Bubnash
$50
Janice DeDominicis
$25
Joanne and Roy Pomerantz
$50
Katie Villa
$50
Liz Wilson
$50
Micheline Lecours-Beck
$50
Mj & John Sandell
$50
Mr. Dave and Barbara Bush
$50
Mr. Dave and Rosanne Medeiros
$50
Mr. Gary Rogers
$100
Mr. George Galske
$30
Mr. James Peters
$100
Mr. Jay Bailey
$25
Mr. John Verrengia
$50
Mr. Joseph Springman
$50
Mr. kevin schultz
$50
Mr. Michael Wallace
$250
Mr. Paul Klopp
$200
Mr. Pete DiSturco
$50
Mr. Robert Dunn
$100
Mr. thomas kornacki
$100
Mr. Thomas Shea
$50
Mr. Tom Gleason
$30
Mrs. Betty Burkholder
$50
Mrs. Courtney Donati
$50
Mrs. Jacqueline Robie
$100
Mrs. Leslie Pelzar
$50
Ms. Christine Boswell
$50
Ms. Karen L Bali
$20
Ms. Sheila Misericordia
$75
Paula and David Cloud
$100
Peter Adamowicz
$50
Sandor Bali
$100
Shaun Murphy
$50
Steve & Marcia
$75
The Egan Family
$100
The Neary's
The Pyatt's
$50
The Waggoners
$100
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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!