Susan's Fundraising Page

For 2020, the JFW Walk "my way" was the "Chai-way" :-)
For 2020, the JFW Walk "my way" was the "Chai-way" :-)

Cancer won't stop for COVID-19, so I won't stop walking for Dana-Farber!

I was glad to participate in the 2020 Virtual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world in which all cancers are preventable or can be detected and treated early-on.

My route for this walk --  my 29th walk -- wasn't the same as the "real" walk along the route of the Boston Marathon, which I've done for so many years, but it is helping to raise the funds which Dana-Farber needs to continue research and treatment, and that's what's most important!  Since there was no place to take a "bio-break" near my home,  I plotted a steep-for-me uphill and downhill 1-ish mile loop near my house, with occasional forays into the hilly woods, and came up 18 miles of walking and trekking. And since Chai, the word for the number 18 in Hebrew,  is the same as the Hebrew word for Life, it seemed like just the right number of miles for this year's walk for me.

I feel so lucky to know so many people who are living with cancer,  whose cancers have been eradicated or are in remission or who are continuing be treated, living full, productive lives with manageable side effects. Many of the treatments which have helped them were not available when I first started doing this walk, way back in 1990.  That’s pretty amazing! I feel so very lucky, too, that improved methods of detection have enabled both my husband and me to have assorted "lumps" removed before they became cancerous.  I also sadly remember folks for whom treatments were not available, and know that they would want research and treatment to continue to make life better for others.  You probably have some of these same lucky and sad feelings, too.

This fund-raising page is still open: if you have not
already made a donation to Dana-Farber, I hope you will consider doing
so here or on another page.  You will be directly supporting the 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 make strides to conquer cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$4,776.20
Goal:$5,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Amanda Jermyn
$100
Ann Royce
$100
barbara Pilarcik
$30
Diane and Jeff Kontoff
$25
Dr. Jody Baron
$100
Dr. Marvin Rosen
$150
Edward G Faits
$50
Evelyn Erenrich
Fred Rosenberg
$100
Gale Young
$50
Hope Bodwell
$30
In memory of Helen Blechman, Noreen Mastelon, and Sylvia Pincus
$30
In memory of Terry Francino
$100
John Anderson
$100
Jon Baron & Jessica Rich
Jonathan (Jay) Taylor
$50
Juliana Dupre
$30
Laurel Kane
$300
Liz Pekkala
Margaret Fogel
$50
MARIA ALIBERTI LUBERTAZZI
$50
Mary C Manning
$50
Melissa & Stephen
Mr. Allen Padwa
$50
Mr. Charles Schlef
$200
Mr. David Sanders
$100
Mr. George Barz
$100
Mr. Howard Eldridge
$50
Mr. mary gorman
$100
Mr. Scott Ambler
$100
Mr. scott maynard
$100
Mr. Truitt Allen
$30
Mr. William Marut
$26
Mrs. Carol Aaronson
$50
Ms. Beth Kava
$50
Ms. edna colcord
$50
Ms. Elizabeth Lipman
$50
Ms. Geraldine Morgan
$50
Ms. Kathryn Leary
$30
Ms. Sandy Weiner
$100
Ms. Susan Proctor
$30
Pam Butterfield
$50
Scott Flagg
$100
Steve and Pam Baron
Sue and Al Magee
$100
Sue and Ray in memory of Sylvia and Sam Pincus and Madalyn Burk
Susan Burk
Ulea Lago
$50
Wendy Burk and Eric Magrane
$30
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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!