Carol's Fundraising Page

My love and I on the Oregon Coast
My love and I on the Oregon Coast

Help Me Fight the Beast that is Thyroid Cancer

I am walking for the first time in this fundraiser in honor of my beloved husband, Edward, who lost his valiant 5-year battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer on October 29, 2017.  He was the love of my life and my best friend, and an extraordinary human being, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbor, scholar, singer, woodworker, dancer, gardener, writer and historian.  Losing him has been the most difficult life challenge I've ever had to face, and I grieve for him and miss him every single day.

I am walking to honor his memory and in support of his amazing team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, surgeons, nutritionists and support staff at Dana Farber who walked along side us and supported us during our long journey.  I am walking to somehow make a difference to beat the beast that is cancer that has taken so much from me and our family, and from so many other countless folks also walking this walk.  

When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting the Thyroid Center's thyroid cancer research. Their combination of cutting edge science and clinical care is unique. They have made much progress but much work remains to be done.  I am deeply honored to be walking with some of his medical team on Team Thyroid this year who I consider part of my family still.

While my fundraising goal is lofty, I know there is such a large community of folks who knew, loved, cherished and respected Edward and I have high hopes of reaching my goal.  Expect me to be back next year and onward into the future with a similar request until the battle against cancer is won.  If you feel so moved to do more, join Team Thyroid and walk with us on September 23.

Thank you, all dear friends, for all your love and support.


PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$5,101
Goal:$10,000
Carol Baker's Team: Team Thyroid
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anna Hopkins
$30
Anne Anderson
$50
Anonymous
Beth & Kurt Hansen
$100
Betsy and David in memory of Edward Baker
$50
Brett Flodine
$100
Buddy & Gretchen
$50
Cynthia Johnson
$25
Debbie Block
$30
Delycia and Hamilton Salsich
$50
Dr. Donn Weinholtz
$100
Dr. Lisa Wilson
$100
Dr. Mary K Bercaw Edwards
$100
Dr. Mary Landau
$100
Edith Morren
$35
Elizabeth Scott
$100
Ellen Chase
$30
Enid Flaherty
$20
Heidi and Gina Nortonsmith
$30
In honor Tina's survivor of breast cancer
$100
Janet Dawson
$30
Jen Olson
$30
Jessica Corneau
$50
Karen Sanchez-Eppler
$50
Karin Sprague
$50
Katherine Jones
$100
Kathy Trimmer & Dan Campbell
$25
Kathy, Mark, Zoe, and Felix
Katie Boardman
$80
Krystal Rose
$30
Laurel Goodell
$100
Laurie Pringle
$50
Lisa Graustein
$100
Lise Wagner
$50
Maribeth Bielinski
$30
Marilyn Grant
$100
Marion Athearn
$50
Mary Seelhorst, missing Edward Baker
Melanie Giehl
$50
Molly Goodell
$101
Mr. Christopher McCandless
$30
Mr. Christopher Mohn
$50
Mr. Darren Mackiewicz
$50
Mr. David Madden
$100
Mr. Ed Wood
$50
Mr. JEAN-PAUL BOUCHARD
$50
Mr. RICHARD SPENCER
$50
Mrs. Allana Allik
$30
Mrs. Betsy Andreycak
$300
Mrs. Christine Anderson
$100
Mrs. Clea Cadham
$30
Mrs. Cynthia Rankin
$50
Mrs. Janice Mohn
$50
Mrs. LAURA JACKSON
Mrs. Ruth Turečková
$30
Mrs. Shirley Gallerani
$50
Ms. Carol P Baker
$25
Ms. Carolyn Mauger
$80
Ms. Deborah Donovan
$50
Ms. Julia Tarnell
$50
Ms. Lori Martin
$30
Ms. Margaret Carpenter
$30
Ms. Marian Lisa Gould
$50
Ms. Meme English
$50
Ms. Rachel Thomas-Shapiro
$100
Ms. Rebecca R Mauger
$50
Ms. Rebecca Wright
$75
Ms. Robyn Churchill
$100
Ms. Theresa Murphy
$25
Ms. Tricia Royston
$50
R Ortel
$50
Rebecca Leuchak and William Monroe in memory of Edward
$50
Rebecca Yates
$50
Rick and Sally
Sarah Gant
$100
Sarah Windsor
$20
Stephen Ball
$30
Stephen Tarnell
$50
Suzanne Paton
$50
Tammy King Walsh
$75
The Lees
$50
The O'Pecko Family
$50
Thomas Kelleher
$30
Tina DuBosque
$80
Tod and Pat Schaefer
$100
Tom & Iris Morton
$50
Virginia Paul
$25
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