Rhonda Htoo Memory's Fundraising Page

Rhonda celebrating Spring 2017
Rhonda celebrating Spring 2017

In Memory of Rhonda Htoo

In the memory of my late wife, Rhonda Htoo, I am walking in her place. Rhonda was a patient at Dana Farber. She survived Stage 4 lung cancer for more than 5 years. She always felt fortunate that she was treated at Dana Farber. Because of her medical and support team at Dana Farber, she enjoyed a  wonderful quality of life during the years she lived with lung cancer. The Jimmy Fund Walk was very important to her. It helped her push back against this disease and gave her hope and a sense that she could act to make a difference.. Although she could not walk very far, she made up for it in enthusiasm. When she died last year, just before the walk date, I walked in her place to honor and acknowledge all those who supported her. 

I took this picture of her in the Spring of 2017 after she had just recovered from an adverse reaction to her chemotherapy. You can see how happy and full of life she was. Somehow, this photo ended up in a national newspaper with her story about walking in the Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk. She never got a chance to see it.

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.

Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

John OConnell

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$4,325
Goal:$4,000
Rhonda Htoo Memory OConnell's Team: Team Lung Cancer Group: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Alexandra Gandolf
$30
Annette Trivette
$100
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Chris & Jasmine
$260
Constance Breese
$100
Dan Lynnworth
$100
Deanna Ipsen
$100
Debbie Reed
$50
Derrick Choi
$200
Dr. Ava Stone
$100
Dr. Maung Htoo in memory of Rhonda Htoo
$200
Herman Zinter
$50
James Griffin
$100
John Oconnell
$20
Kathleen Edwards
$20
Katie & Dan, in Rhonda's memory
$50
Kristen and Phil Sowada
$50
Michael Viens
$100
Mr. Albert Everts
$100
Mr. Allen Dubovick
$100
Mr. charles cimino
$50
Mr. Gerard OConnell
$50
Mr. Jeffrey Burke
$100
Mr. John Reardon
$100
Mr. Jordan Backler
$100
Mr. Lawrence Sugarman
$30
Mr. Paul Edwards
$100
Mr. rick weissbourd
$100
Mr. William Dickinson
$100
Ms. Diane Rothschild
$100
Ms. Emily Chambers
$20
Ms. Jane Yee
$100
Ms. Jean Costa
$100
Ms. ROXANNE FLESZAR
$100
nancy Campbell
$20
Nancy, in loving memory of Rhonda
$200
Naomi Htoo-Mosher
$100
Nora & Chris
$50
Rhonda Htoo Memory OConnell
$130
Susan Htoo
$300
Ted and Masha
$50
Tess and Steve Faraci in Memory of Rhonda Htoo
$100
the knights.
$70
Timothy Gillen
$25
Tracy and Cathy in Memory of Rhonda
$100
Wendy Flanders
$50
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