Carol'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

     It is so hard to believe that ten months have flown by since my 2018 Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk, 26.2 miles, 11 hours and 40 minutes taking 69,186 steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer! My day was emotionally charged and physically challenging, one I will never forget. 

    The goal for 2019 goal is to raise $9,000,000 by 9,000 dedicated walkers. So you guessed it, I am in once again walking in Graham's honor, he is my hero!!! This year Team #grahamstrong is going to try raising an ambitious $10,000. I am hoping to receive your generous support. 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.

     I am officially starting to fundraise. During the summer we are having an opportunity drawing for a gift basket valued at $100 of our honey, soap and candle products at the West River Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. During the week tickets may be purchased at Peoples United Bank in Londonderry. Tickets are $10 or 3 for $25. the winner will be chosen at the end of the Farmer's Market in Londonderry on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. The basket can be shipped to the winner if need be.   

Anyone donating $100 or more online will automatically be entered into a drawing for a cast silver Tree of Life necklace valued at $150. To help deal with my anxiety I designed and handcrafted the necklace in February 2018 while Graham was courageously undergoing his 7 weeks of aggressive proton radiation treatments. 

 For our third fundraising event, we hosted at our home in Weston an afternoon of "Open Gardens" from 3pm to 7pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Donors wandered our berry patches, veggie and perennial gardens while snacking on hors d'oeuvres donated from our awesome area restaurants and Farmer's Market vendors. Fabulous Wines from Spain and Vermont were donated for us to enjoy. There was also a silent aution supported by many generous local businesses. We raised an total of $3553 that afternoon!!!!

     Graham has been asked to be a Walk Hero this year. He will be honored along the Boston Marathon route at the #2 mile marker along with 51 other courageous patients of all ages. I get all chocked up just thinking about this as I was so overwhelmed last year by all the stories posted along the Walk. At the end of May Graham turned 12 and had a third MRI with no evidence of disease. YEAH!!!!This is what we have been praying and hoping for, a huge milestone, one that was certainly a faint glimmer of hope 20 months ago. Graham has attended school and is playing his beloved baseball and swimming. He is learning all over again how to be his best as his life is embracing increased normalcy. His next MRI is scheduled for August 26th.

      Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer! The 2019 Walk is scheduled for Sunday, September 22nd. My feet will hit the ground at 5 am.

With Gratitude, Carol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$7,844
Goal:$10,000
Carol MacLaury's Team: #grahamstrong
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Alexsi Mallory
$25
Alison Walsh
$100
Ana Kelly
$25
Barbara Lloyd
$25
Beverly Fonner
$50
Bruce Downer
$50
Carol MacLaury
$125
Carole Lechthaler
$25
Charles and Carol Cox
$100
Chester Telegraph
$50
Deborah Wheeler
$25
Debra Lyneis
$150
Delores Barbeau
$150
Dr. Ethel Bullitt
$100
Elizabeth Besozzi
$35
Elizabeth De Lima
$1,000
Elizabeth De Lima
$50
Ernest Santos
$50
Esther Richard
$25
Evelyn Bullitt Hausslein
$100
Frances Bayard
$50
Frances Tobia
$25
Frank Dutko in memory of Angela and Chris
$100
GDAR and Catherine in honor or Graham
$250
Gift Basket Drawing and Donation Jar
$245
Hope Richardson
$50
Jaakko Pajala
$10
James Linville
$500
Jeri Gerold
$100
Jonathan Sporn
$200
Judith MacLaury
$50
Kara Dutko
$20
Kathy Jaquith in memory of Janice Ray
$50
Kelly Pajala
$95
Kristin Sheppe
$30
Laura Despard
$50
Margaret Mole
$70
Margaret Mole
$25
Marguerite Mason
$250
Mary Bigelow
$25
Mary Langrall
$100
Michelle Kisiel-Cohen
$100
Mike & Jan Spielberger
$50
Miss Jennifer Negash
$25
Mr. jeffrey maron
$50
Mr. Richard Dougherty
$150
Mr. Tom & Agnes Dougherty
$100
Mrs. Bonnie Bokenkamp
$100
Ms. Cathy MacLaury
$50
Ms. Danielle Phillips-Dorsett
$30
Ms. Deborah Houghton
$100
Ms. Emily Suzuki
$25
Ms. maureen cronin
$50
Ms. Megan Farrell
$50
Nancy & Malcolm Bell
$200
Nancy Kemper
$100
Nanny Duck in support of Graham's recovery
$100
Olav Pajala
$10
Open Garden Fundraiser donation
$7
Open Gardens Fundraiser Donations
$232
Open Gardens Fundraiser Silent Auction
$232
Patti Hunt
$50
Paul and Susan
$100
Peabody Mountain Apiaries Gift Basket Drawing
$478
Peter Fritzinger
$55
Robert Alter
$25
Robert Brandt
$160
Robert Wells
$100
sara niklas
$100
SS & AA
Stephen Stettler
$25
The Pujdak Family in honor of Graham MacLaury
$100
Theresa Carlson
$20
Thomas Ettinger
$40
W Freeman
$50
Wayne Granquist
$50
William Hoyt
$100
William Hoyt Tte
$45
Help raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  and the Jimmy Fund
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