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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

I am participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

Why do I walk?  

My world changed dramatically on a Friday afternoon in October, 2013.  Up until then, I mostly took health for granted.  That day…while driving to pickup my two young daughters from daycare, I got a call and the caller-id seemed to indicate my wife was calling.  But, it wasn’t my wife.  Instead, an unfamiliar voice responded to my “hey” by introducing herself as my wife’s doctor and, without a pause, said, “I’m calling because your wife has breast cancer.” There was no, “Are you sitting down”, or “Is this a good time to talk?”  Just a flat out, “…cancer!”

Fortunately, my wife’s cancer was caught early.  Fortunately, my wife met and came to love her talented team at Dana Farber, including everyone…nurses, doctors, administrators, and volunteers.  Fortunately, my wife responded well to treatment.   Fortunately, Gabby (my wife) is one _______.   [Insert a kick-ass slogan of your choice!]. Fortunately, Gabby continues to do well!!

Why do I walk?  I, obviously, walk to pay the “fortunatelies” forward.  Fortunately, I am not alone on this quest.  There is a team of us!  We walk as a united hoard confronting this terrible disease!!

Please join us in this effort.  Please help pay fortunately forward!!  Please support the Pink Barbarians!!

Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$1,925
Goal:$1,000
Andrew Spear's Team: Pink Barbarians
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
Beverly and Saul Marcus
Brenda Nichols
Edward Dervishian
$100
Gary Bean
Jennifer and Paul
$100
Kaplan Family
Michaela Fraini
$50
Mr. Andrew C. Spear
$5
Mr. Brian O'nuallain
$30
Mr. David W Seidler
$500
Mrs. Hillary Price
$50
Ms. Rosanne Riddick
$50
Nancy Schechner
$18
Ranen Schechner
Rob & Mira Spiegel
State Street for Beverly Marcus
$300
The Rowe Family
$50
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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!