Michael's Fundraising Page

Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!
Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!

I'M WALKING SO YOU WON'T HEAR THESE WORDS, "YOU HAVE CANCER."

I am participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!  This year again the walk will be a virtual walk because of the Corona-virus.

Most of you have known me for years and know my passion for supporting the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber in their mission to find a cure for cancer and providing the best patient care possible. My first exposure to cancer came in 1951 when I lost my father when I was 7.  Since that time I have lost many family members and friends to cancer and in 2017 I myself was treated for melanoma.  Having been a police officer for almost 40 years there hasn't been much I haven't seen.  I've had guns and knives pulled on me and been in some very scary situations.  But I can truthfully say nothing put the fear of God into me more than when I got the call from my Dermatologist telling me the biopsy she took was in fact melanoma cancer.  I was fortunate that it was diagnosed early and hopefully it has all been removed.  However I still need to go every 6 months for a check up.  I was the lucky one.  Every year I walk for people I know and their family members who are battling cancer.  Some have been successful and beat cancer.  Others have not been so fortunate and lost their battle.  Since my walk last year I have been made aware of 3 other friends who have received the diagnosis statement, "You have Cancer."  This year I walk for them and all those I know who are fighting for their lives.  As I have said in the past my wife Penny and daughter Kimberly were diagnosed about 5 years ago as having BHD (Birt-Hogg-Dube') an extremely rare cancer gene.  So there are many selfish reasons for my participation each year in support of the Jimmy fund.  I walk with Team Police Chiefs, which represents police chiefs across the Commonwealth. Since 1947 the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association have had the Jimmy Fund as their only charity.

This year with the walk again being virtual the numbers of participants and money raised is expected to be low.  We all know that cancer does not take a break because of the Corona-virus.  More than ever the Jimmy fund needs our support as do those fighting cancer.  Each of us can relate to cancer and know someone either with cancer or who has lost their battle.  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.

If you would be kind enough to donate to my walk you can log into “Jimmy Fund” and go to “Team Police Chiefs” and click on Michael Healy or if you would rather you can go directly to my personal web page and see exactly all those I walk for which is located at http://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/goto/MichaelHealy .

If you feel more comfortable contributing by check please make it payable to Jimmy Fund and send it to me at PO Box 51, West Dennis, MA 02670.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Jimmy Fund and remember this year more than ever they need your support. 

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

 

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$10,785
Goal:$10,000
Michael Healy's Team: Team Police Chiefs
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Al &Penny Hadfield
$100
Alfred & Judith Lizotte
$100
Angel Rosario
$50
Ann Nash
$50
Anonymous
$100
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Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$50
Bob and Nancy Trombley
$100
Bonny and John Gifford
$100
Bradford Newman
$200
Bruce MacDougall
$100
Carole Mathieson
$100
Christine Geraghty in memory of Martin Geraghty
$200
Cindy and Jack Neshe
$100
David Healy
$100
Dawn Bird
$50
Debra J Piehl
$30
Denise King
$50
Denise King
$20
Dennis & Barbara
$50
Diane Ryan
$25
Don Jutton - MRI
Donald Baima
$50
Drew Balunas
$200
Eileen Wheeler Sheehan
$50
Elizabeth E Skinner
Ernest Phillips
$50
Fran and Angela Hagerty
$50
Glenn & MaryEllen Parker
Gloria Miller
$50
Gordon & Deborah Gauntlett
$50
Greg Galanis
$50
Heather and Brian Dolan
$100
James Dowling
$25
James Tomkinson
$25
Jane Eacobacci
$40
Jim & Joan Smith
John and Caroline Bell
$50
John Sharp
$50
John Shea
$50
john/Anne Schiraga
$50
Kathleen (Katy) Burgess
$100
Kathleen Abu
$200
Kathleen Gonsalves
$50
kelly burns
$30
Kenneth Goldner
$100
Kevin Grady
$25
Kimberly Murphy
$100
Lafrance Hospitaly
$50
Laura Lyndes and Gary Cretcher
$100
Lauren Elg
$100
Leslie Whitney
$50
Libby Watson
$25
Lorraine Feldt
$25
Lorraine Gaysunas
$25
Mary and Walter Quinn
Megan, Amy & Jean
$50
Michael Healy
$5
Michael McAuliffe
$100
Michael Roche
$100
Mr. & Mrs. George A. MacConnell
$350
Mr. Alan Davis
$250
Mr. Alan Gould
$100
Mr. Ben Surner
$100
Mr. Christie Bielinski
$100
Mr. Gerry Shattuck
$100
Mr. John J. Love
Mr. Steven Carl
Mrs. Karen O'Connell
$50
Ms. Debra Tambeau
$50
Ms. Diane Bonanno
$300
Ms. Jean Klaucke
$100
Municipal Resources, Inc.
Nancy and Bob Braga
$50
Neil & Denise Shailer
$50
Pamela Marr
$100
Pat & Bob Hoban
$25
Patricia Cochrane
$100
Patty & Rick Wright
$100
Paul Armitage
$100
Paul Bartsch
$50
Paul Hayes
$25
Peg Myers
$50
Penelope Healy
$115
Peter Laitinen
$300
Peter Wildermuth
Powers Richard
$100
Reed Hillman
$100
Richard & Brenda Neshe
$100
Rick and Berri Cayer
$100
Robert & Theresa Ledoux
$25
Robert Faulconer
$25
Robert Grady
$100
Robert Redfern
$100
Ronald Jones
$100
Sam DiPasquale
$50
Sean Baxter
$50
Sharon & Dale Riebold
$100
Steve & Maryjane
$100
The Badgequest, Inc
$200
The Central Mass Chiefs Of Police Assoc
$100
The Golen Family
$50
The Northborough Lions Foundation
$300
The Regan P Remillard Foundation
$1,000
The Shrewsbury Homes Inc
$100
The Southeastern Massachusetts Police Chiefs
$100
The Westport Police Association Inc
$250
Thomas Grady
$50
Tony Speranzella
$100
WILLIAM YANVARY
$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!