Katie's Fundraising Page

My dad and me at the Jimmy Fund Walk finish line in 2010
My dad and me at the Jimmy Fund Walk finish line in 2010

A Special Walk

This October, I will participate for a 12th year in the Jimmy Fund Walk to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  I continue to walk each year in loving memory of my dad, Larry Alexander, who received extensive treatment from Dana-Farber for a rare blood disorder until his death in November 2012.

For the second year in a row, the Walk will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since we cannot gather along the Boston Marathon route as we usually do, participants will be creating their own routes again this year.  I am still committing to walking 26.2 miles, as I do every year, while mapping out my own bathroom and food stops along the way.

But this year’s Walk is special to me for another reason.  On October 2, I got married!  Since this year’s official Walk Day fell the day after my wedding, I am walking on a different day – October 23.  While I will walk in memory of my dad as I do every year, this year I will also be thinking about his presence at my wedding.  Even though he wasn’t there in person, so much energy and love surrounded us because of him.  I felt his presence in my connections with other family members and friends, in the Jewish traditions that he passed down to me, and, most of all, in the expressions of love and partnership that he modeled for me.  The funds I raise this year will be even more meaningful as I think about the possibility that future brides could have their fathers walk them down the aisle and dance with them at their weddings because of my efforts on behalf of Dana-Farber.

It is customary for Jewish couples to give tzedakah, or “charity,” on their wedding day in order to share their blessings and begin their marriage with a mitzvah (good deed).  My husband, Sam, and I chose to donate to the Jimmy Fund Walk in memory of my dad, in memory of Sam's mom, Lindy, and in honor of our wedding.  I hope you’ll join us in doing the same.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.  It means so much to me and my family.

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$17,914
Goal:$15,000
Katie Alexander's Team: Team Larry
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
791
Abigail Cohen
Alex Myers
$100
Alvan Kaunfer
$30
Amy Appleton
Amy Kemeza
Amy Potozkin
$50
Amy Saltz
$36
Andrew and Laura Lovely
$100
Ann Barber
Ann Laaf
Anna & Jason Walcutt
Anonymous
$250
Anonymous
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Anonymous
Anonymous
$30
Anonymous
Ava Carder
$30
Beth and Dustin Wees
$100
Bette and Dan Shoreman
$25
Bev, Sam, Eve & Liv
$100
Beverly Raymond
$50
Bill Fowler and Mary Wolf
Blythe Chorn
Christopher Kelly
$50
Cicely Gibson
Claudia Kaufman
$50
Cousins Joanne & Larry Shulman
Craig Slater
Danielle & David Hertz
Darcy Fowler
$50
David and Donna Wing for Team Larry and in Memory of Sandra Wing
$500
David and Elise Alexander
David Goldner
$100
Deborah Horn
$100
Den White
$100
Dotty Burstein
$100
Dr. Eric Reines
$50
Dr. Ken Barish
$100
Ed and Mindy Leibowitz
$54
Eileen Mathieu
Elise D Koretz
$50
Eliza Appleton
$300
Ellen Garvey
Ellen P Kass
$30
Eric Knight and Eugenia Guastaferri
$25
Erica L Greenberg
Erika and Nick
$36
Ethan Mallove
$30
F Richard Bowen
$100
Gail and Richard Gelb
$100
Gene ARNOULD
$50
Greg and Carol Fullerton
$100
Heather Hildebrand
$100
Ina-Lee and Larry Block
$36
Jaime and Jonathan Meyers
$36
Janet and Ron Lamkin
$50
Jay S. Alexander
$54
Jenny
Joanne and David Ehrlich
Joanne Harder
$100
Julianna Nagy
$50
Kacey Morris
$50
Karen and Bill Shorr
$30
Karen and David Rosenberg
Kate and Seth
$100
Kathleen Lord
$200
Kathy Hempel
Katie & Sam in honor of our wedding, and in memory of Katie's dad Larry and Sam's mom Lindy
Katie Alexander
Keira Fromm & Patti Lavery
$50
Laura Bouchard
$30
Leon and Deborah
$100
Lindsay Ernstoff
$50
Lisa Levine
Lori Polep
$25
Maggie
Maria Rocha
$25
Marisa Gelfand
$30
Mark Singer
$100
Mary Alice Alexander in honor of Katie and in memory of Larry
Matthew and Robin Friedman
Meg and Steven White
$100
Melissa and Kyle Piro
$150
Merry Glosband
Michael & Brenda Silverman
$50
Michael Ernst
$262
Miss Sara Kass
$36
Mr. Carl King
$100
Mr. James Luce
Mr. Noah Schwartz
$36
Mr. Philip Falcone
Mr. Richard Henige
$100
Mr. Robert Katzen
$50
Mrs. Joanne Orenberg
$36
Mrs. Rose-Marie Van Otterloo
$1,000
Mrs. Simone Kalmakis
$100
Ms. Lauren Moore
$100
Ms. Lindsay Murphy
$30
Nan Yamada
$100
Pamm Kerr
$100
Paula Cardarelli
$100
Philip Johnston
Rabbi David J. Meyer
Rachel & Jamie Auslander
Rachel Alexander Levy
$100
Rachel Burstein
Rebecca Sommers
$100
Richard Marcy
$250
Roger B. Lyons
$30
Rondi Kilham
$50
Sarah Laaff
Scooter Segraves, Tulsa OK
$100
Sharon Nealon
Shawn Tiernan
$250
Shelley Drost
$50
Sherry Alban
$50
State Senator Mike Barrett
$100
Steve & Andréa
$72
Steve Clem
$30
Steve Limon
$50
Suzanne Budesa
$25
The Camp Family
The Demain Family
The Meredith Family
$100
The Siegel Family
$50
The Waterberg Family
Todd Remis
Ursina (none) Amsler
$50
Uschi
$50
Vizy Family
$100
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