Travis' Fundraising Page

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 MAKE LIFE-CHANGING ADVANCES AGAINST CANCER

In the days of my youth, going back as far as my - maybe subpar - memory can take me, I recall my parents actively participating in Jimmy Fund events. They were constant supporters on many levels, but the times at Sugarloaf hold a firm place in my memory. This was long, long before cancer quite literally hit them.

My father's dad lost a second battle to cancer in 1992, years after a fortunate surgery helped put him into remission from throat cancer. In the late 90s and early 2000s, it seemed that cancer was not something on the radar of the family, but more of a distant memory. That was until 2007, after my high school graduation party, that my parents informed us that days before my mom's recent health concerns were not simply being under the weather - but was, in an ugly truth, stage 4 lung cancer.

That set the stage for the next year (and 5 years) that our family would be bonded, torn apart, and bonded further by cancer.

Team Deb was founded in the fall of 2008 after my mom’s 364 (2 days shy of a year - it was a leap year) day battle with cancer. We didn’t know how many years we’d do it, but it felt like the right thing at the time. After year 1 it was clear there wasn’t much of a finish line in the race against cancer, whether you’re fundraising or trying to beat it.

Team Deb soon became Team Kroot in 2011 after my Dad’s leukemia diagnosis at the end of 2010. That really cemented our participation in Dana Farber activities, especially because of the clinical trial he was able to get into despite his lack of response to other chemotherapies.


Over the years, Team Kroot has grown to include so many friends and families in their own battles and wars against cancer. It’s both amazing and terrifying how quickly the branches form and touch or have touched those close to us. We’re proud to hold space for others in their support or journey and more literally as our flag and shirts bear the names of dozens of others in their memory or fight.




When you make a gift to my Walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge research 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 make life-changing progress in treating and beating cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$330
Goal:$500
Travis Kroot's Team: Team Kroot
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Elisabeth Gruber
$30
Erin, Zack & Lily
$100
Karen, John Paul, Emilio and Sofia
Mr. Travis Kroot
$120
Mr. Travis Kroot
$30
I'm Living Proof buttons
Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can defy cancer!