Christopher's Fundraising Page

Conquer Cancer with Team Kiara!!!
Conquer Cancer with Team Kiara!!!

On Sunday, September 22nd I will lace up my sneakers along with family and friends to walk along the world-renowned Boston Marathon course in the 2019 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai! I've pledged to raise funds that will be used to support critical cancer research and innovative pediatric and adult patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Will you please make a gift to support my walk?

As many of you already know that at the age of 2 years old my daughter Kiaraliz was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called Optic Pathway Glioma. Upon hearing this news we kept asking ourselves how, why and most importantly what do we do! It only took a few hours before the whirlwind of activities began from Kiara undergoing surgery to place a port into her chest to meeting doctors from Dana-Farber and The Children’s Hospital to help us understand the diagnosis and treatment for this terrible form of cancer.  Thankfully, during this time of uncertainty the Jimmy Fund Clinic was our biggest supporter to help us understand the disease and find the best treatment for Kiara. 

Current Update:

The last 15 months have been awesome for Kiara and our family since she has not had a chemo treatment during this time period.  Her tumor has not grown and we are blessed that she feels healthy, happy and strong at this time.  Although, she is not out of the woods yet by any means since her type of tumor has a tendency to start growing again for no apparent reason.  So because of this our days, weeks and months are still filled with many doctor visits, MRI scans and trips to the Jimmy Fund Clinic on a regular basis.  I consider ourselves extremely lucky to have Dana-Farber, The Childrens Hospital and the Jimmy Fund Clinic to help our family deal with this disease and this is why we walk for the Jimmy Fund to not only help Kiara but to also help other kids and families going through their own cancer battles.

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

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,340
Goal:$500
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
Elaine & Bob Zaino
$25
Ellen Nussbaum
$100
Lindsey Sonn
$50
Manuel Lorenzo
$500
Maria & Paul Sagarino
$100
Mr. Armando Leo
$25
Mr. Barry Robinson
$50
Mr. Christopher Earnshaw
$50
Mr. Christopher M. Deegan
$25
Mr. Hayli Hill
$50
Mr. Jimmy Fallon
$100
Mr. Pedro Lorenzo
$500
Mr. Richard Erickson
$30
Mr. Robert Ruppert
$50
Mrs. Barbara Noonan
$25
Ms. Amy Hvizdak
$30
Ms. Kathleen Crouch
$100
Ms. Katie Kerrigan
$50
Nana, Grampy & Rocket
$100
Robert McKenna
$250
Zachary Hope
$30
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Together, we can conquer cancer!