Kate's Fundraising Page

The girl who started it all...
The girl who started it all...


Our team, "Striders for Sarah" is participating in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on September 22nd, 2019.  As a team, we have raised over $300,000 since we first started doing the walk nearly 21 years ago. Not bad for a small team from a small town!!

We walk in memory of our sister Sarah who died from Leukemia on April 25th, 1997, at the age of 21. She participated in the walk as a patient before she passed, and after we lost her our family made a commitment to continue to fundraise in her memory. Our father took that commitment very seriously and raised over $10,000 most years with the help of our Mom. Since my father has now passed away also, it is even more important to me and my sister to continue to live his legacy of generosity toward the organization that meant so much to both him and Sarah. I continue to fundraise from New Orleans, as it’s a way for me to feel connected to the legacy that Sarah and Dad started. It’s important to me to keep their memories alive by continuing to support the Jimmy Fund.

We'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. Would you consider supporting our fundraising efforts by making a gift today?  If you are not able to make a donation, please consider donating blood, your time or your expertise to any deserving organization. Let's do our part to make our world better, as a rising tide lifts all boats!

There are three different ways to donate.

-You can visit JimmyFundWalk.org and click "Give Now". Then, search for the last name “Lufkin” and follow the instructions on either one of our fundraising pages to make a gift to support our walk online.

-You can mail a check to our address, made out to the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk and mailed to P.O. Box 909, Essex MA, 01929. We will then mail the checks in batches to the Jimmy Fund.

-Send in a check: Write a check payable to "Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk" with my name and participant ID (1027286) in the memo line and send it directly to the Jimmy Fund Walk at:
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk P.O. Box 3595  Boston, MA 02241-3595


Cancer touches all of us. We are doing our part to help conquer this disease and with your help, we can move closer to the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

Thank you in advance for your generosity! Donations are gratefully accepted through the end of October. We appreciate your love and continued support.

Kate Lufkin


Kate Lufkin's Team: Striders for Sarah


Fundraising Honor Roll
Angela Grodanz
Cynthia Fougere
Dr. Grace Cordovano
Dr. Kate Lufkin
From Deb Shatz and 45 Tchoup Bar
Jean Dionne
Joseph Rozanski
Joyce Perkins
Kenneth Jones
Laura Matson in memory of Sarah Lufkin
Mark Lynch
Morley Piper
Mr. Richard Southgate
Mrs. Heidi Dean
Mrs. Jennifer Good
Mrs. Katie Johnson
Mrs. Nancy Blouin
Nancy Woodman
Nina Perry
Peter Meyer
Richard Ross
Robert Coviello
Robin Pydynkowski
The Essex River Cruises And Charters
The Princi's
Help raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  and the Jimmy Fund
Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's 50-50 balance between lifesaving research and total patient care.
Together, we can conquer cancer!