Maura's Fundraising Page

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

TOGETHER I BELIEVE WE CAN DEFEAT 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 am I walking?  The answer is fairly simple:  I am one of the lucky survivors. I had colon cancer in 2011 and then had a recurrence in 2012. Thankfully, I have been cancer free since then. Others are not so lucky. My mother was diagnosed with liver cancer in March 2013 and died less than a year later. My uncle died a year after my mom from colon cancer. One of my cousins was also taken too soon from us because of cancer and another is fighting for her life.  

In late summer of 2016, Gina Sweeney (one of my college roommates) was diagnosed with liver cancer and died that December. Naively I thought that if I gave her tons of encouragement and did my best to help her fight the cancer, that she would conquer the cancer and survive.  Sadly, I was wrong. The world is a less vibrant place without Gina's laughter, creativity, art and empathy. Gina was one of my loudest cheerleaders during my battle with cancer and I think that my inability to help her similarly really hit me hard. So, once again, my college friends and I will be walking 13.1 miles on Sunday October 3rd to honor Gina (and my mother, uncle and cousins) and to raise money for research to cure, and develop more effective treatments for, cancer.

Each one of us has been touched by this dreadful disease, either personally or through a family member or close friend. So please support my efforts to help defeat this disease and give to my walk. Any support (even words of encouragement) are so appreciated!!

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 compassionate patient 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 Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can conquer cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$30,380
Goal:$27,500
Maura O'Sullivan's Team: Team Gina
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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$250
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Alain and Melissa Dermarkar
$300
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Alex
$100
Alice Sheridan
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$100
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$100
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$300
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$100
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$250
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$50
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$100
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$100
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$500
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$500
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Brian Murphy and Susan Glover
Bruno Family
$100
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Carmelo Gordian
$100
Carolina Ortiz
$50
Caroline Menes
$100
Clara Marshall
$200
Connolly Family
$500
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$50
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$100
Doherty Family
$100
Donna M Parisi
$300
Drs. David Asprinio and Kimberly Flood
$1,000
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$50
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$100
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$100
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Gregory Tan
$500
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$250
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$300
Ian Roberts
$100
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Jake Cohan
Jane Gordon
$100
JD & Leah DeSantis
Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli
$100
Jeff Hoschander
JIM BURKE
$100
Joe Patti
$100
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$200
John Cove
$300
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Jonathon M Rauen
$100
Kara and Chris
$300
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$100
Ken Johnsen
$200
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Kevin Preston and Nancy Solomon
Kristen Garry
$250
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Laleh Shahabi
Leslie & Gene
$200
Lisa and Perry Jacobs
Lisa Brill
$30
Lucyk-Coughlin Family
Madelyn Castagna
$100
Manuel Orillac
$100
Maribel Almonte-Zwick
$100
Marie Merritt
$100
Mark Schoenfeld
$100
mark Shapiro
Mary Beth Baker
Matt & Ali Power
Matt and Katie Craner
$200
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$300
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$100
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$100
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$300
Mr. Daniel Toscano
$300
Mr. Hank D'Alessandro
$250
Mr. Jason White
Mr. Joshua Tinkelman
$100
Mr. Michael Shulman
$100
Mr. Omar Samji
$50
Mr. Sean Reilly
$100
Mr. Shane Azzara
$150
Mr. Wissam Kairouz
Mrs. Catherine McCarthy
$100
Ms. Cathy Seibel
$200
Ms. Christine Conrad
$100
Ms. Clare OBrien
$1,000
Ms. Cynthia Urda Kassis
$100
Ms. Diane Favata
$30
Ms. Loretta Judge
$100
Ms. Mary Carroll
$100
Ms. Maura O'Sullivan
$505
Ms. Maureen Arnold
$100
Nathan Wood
$200
Ned Schodek
$100
Patricia Kolodziejski
$100
Patty and Evan Bleicher
$50
Paul S. Schreiber
$360
Randi & Fred Sosnick
$300
Rich Schwed
$200
Richard and Maryam Alsop
$200
Rob Freedman
$100
Rose & Greg Matzat
$500
RV
$500
Scott Cohen
$300
Scott M Schooley and Giuliana Musilli
$300
Sean Skiffington
$100
Shap Smith
$250
Shawn Dogra
Siobhan and Nova
Stefanie Birkmann
$250
Steve Sherman
Susan Hobart
$250
Tallon James
Taylor Short
The Baker Family
$100
The Ursuline School
$1,000
Theresa OConnor
$100
Todd Stenerson
Tomasz Kulawik
$300
Tristan Family
$150
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Together, we can conquer cancer!