Bob's Fundraising Page

Help Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!
Help Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!

WHY I am FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO FIGHT CANCER

The above picture taken on September 9th just breaks my heart. 

In April 2016 my granddaughter Madelyn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphobastic Cancer ("ALL"). At that time she was 3 years and 2 months old. After 5 1/2 weeks of inpatient treatment at Boston's Children's Hospital, Maddie was in full remission. She was released and received two full years of outpatient treatment ending in June 2018 at Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic so that her leukemia wouldn't come back... ever.

Two month later, this August during a routine follow-up examination, the clinic found active leukemia cells in her spine. Even worse, an MRI revealed a cluster of cells in her brain. Her parents, my daughter Kelly and son-in-law Dan were devastated as was our entire family. Maddie and her parents now, again, face four weeks of Inpatient at Children's to be followed by two more years of outpatient treatment... through September 2020. Remember, this all started in April 2016.

Maddie, now 5 1/2 years old was supposed to start kindergarten on September 4th. Instead, September 4th was her 7th day of being re-admitted to Children's for her month of inpatient 24/7 treatment. Thank you for listening (reading) to Maddie's family's pain.

So, I am participating in the 2018 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

If you make a gift to my walk, you are 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!

May God bless you and please pray for Maddie over the next two years. Thank you.

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$4,725
Goal:$4,000
Bob Carlson's Team: Maddie Strong
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Andrew Rowe
$500
Bob Carlson
$125
Bob Carlson
$75
Bradford Clair
$25
Charlie Riotto
$100
Chris Graham
$100
Dave Whalen
$100
Dr. James Ricci
$100
Geoff Cronin
$500
Helen Grossman
$25
Kathryn Spicer
$25
Mr. Charles McCarthy
$200
Mr. Chris McKeehan
$100
Mr. douglas Scala
$100
Mr. Ernest Humphreys
$100
Mr. John Lyons
$500
Mr. John Strong
$100
Mr. Josh Mailloux
$100
Mr. michael smith
$100
Mr. Mike goldberger
$100
Mr. Rich Powers
$100
Mr. Rob Edwards
$100
Mr. Robert Calise
$100
Mr. Robert Clifford
$100
Mr. Stephen O'Shea
$500
Mr. Stephen Powers
$100
Ms. Ellen Mastrocola
$100
Robert Savoie
$25
Stephanie Drury
$50
Steven Holland
$100
The Anderson Motors Inc
$100
THOMAS HARTWELL
$150
Thomas Mc Avoy
$25
William Grossman
$100
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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!