Patrick's Fundraising Page

Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

WHY DO I DO THIS?

On Sunday September 22, I will once again walk the long 26.2 mile Boston Marathon course to raise money for the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund.  The event is a massive fundraiser for cancer research and it has become an annual Fall tradition for me.  This will be the 19th time I have participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk.

I walk for many reasons…

My first-ever Jimmy Fund Walk was in 1993.  At the time, my Dad had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and I wanted to show him my support.  I will never forget his smile when he greeted me after my first 7-hour long walk.  I made the trek in his honor several times including several after his death in 1996.

My mother in law Sandy lost her battle with cancer in 2017.  She was always a strong supporter of my Walk efforts before she was afflicted with a terrible, fast-moving cancer that took her life.  Then it turned out I walked in her name a few times. 

Last year, I walked with my good friend Kevin who was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2018.  He beat the disease and now this year he is walking the entire route with me.

There are many other friends and family members of mine who have had cancer many have won their battle thanks in part to the awesome research, work, and care provided by Dana Farber.

But mainly, as many of you know, I walk as a member and captain of Team Darby.  Darby Stott was a high school and college classmate of mine.  She was part of my wedding and a close friend.  She lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer in 2014 and died at the young age of 43.  She created Team Darby seven years ago and watched us cross the finish line a few times.  Many of us have continued to walk for Team Darby as a tribute to her and I am proud to say that we are always one of the top fundraising teams. 

Please consider supporting my walk and Team Darby.  Whether it be $1 per mile, $100, or some other amount you decide, I truly appreciate the support.  You can donate here:

Sincerely,

Patrick (PJ) Sansonetti



PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$3,465
Goal:$5,000
Patrick Sansonetti's Team: Team Darby
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Amanda & Craig O'Reilly
$100
Anna Ivanov
$50
Dan Gauthier
$30
David Koziol
$50
David Walsh
$100
Dr. Michael McLeod
$100
Eric Green and family
Gene Fredey
$250
Jason Foster
$100
Jim and Diane
$100
Judith Small
$100
Julie Brown
$50
Kimberly Doyle
$30
Leigh Gagin
$50
Mike and Aimee Graeber
$50
Mr. andrew keenan
$50
Mr. Craig Cerretani
$100
Mr. Kathy Cremone
$100
Mr. Kelvin Tom
$100
Mr. Megan Connolly
$25
Mr. Michael Dowding
$25
Mrs. Amanda Robichaud
Mrs. Dena Snyder
$50
Mrs. Donna M Stearns
$500
Mrs. Jennifer Dussault
$50
Mrs. Kristi Manning
Mrs. Leila Dillon
$100
Mrs. Shelley Click
$100
Ms. Amanda Parks
$100
Ms. darlene vittori-marsell
$100
Ms. Heather Welch
$20
Ms. Mary Ellsworth
$50
Patrick (PJ) Sansonetti
$500
Patrick (PJ) Sansonetti
$25
Susan Fraser
$50
The Beaudet Family
The McKiernan Family
$100
Help raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  and the Jimmy Fund
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