Jayne's Fundraising Page

Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO DEFY YOUNG-ONSET COLON CANCER

I am participating in the Jimmy Fund Walk to raise funds to help diagnose and treat young-onset colon cancer in honor of my nephew, Adam Opiela. Adam passed away in July of 2021 at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with colon cancer in April.  He had no warning. His cancer was so advanced by the time he was diagnosed that he never got out of bed again. 

Adam was teaching middle school social studies in the Austin, Texas school district and looking forward to a normal lifetime of sharing his enthusiasm for history with his students at the time of his diagnosis. He was an inspiration to all who knew him for his friendliness, easy-going attitude, intelligence, and sense of humor. His loss to our family is heartbreaking. 

I hope that by supporting my walk, you can help us raise awareness about the warning signs and treatments for the young-onset colorectal cancer that claimed Adam's life. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-mortality worldwide, and, in the last twenty years, there has been an alarming increase in incidence among younger people.

By making a gift to my Walk, you’re directly supporting Dr. Nilay Sethi's Gastrointestinal Research Lab (https://sethilab.dana-farber.org) which is focused on translational colorectal cancer research, working to make breakthroughs that will impact lives in positive ways.  

Dr. Sethi was one of the Dana-Farber doctors who took care of Adam during his illness and developed a heartfelt bond with him.  See the Sethi Lab fundraising page at the link to the right for Dr. Sethi's description of his lab's specific efforts and his own memories of Adam. 

I couldn't think of a more worthwhile cause to honor Adam's memory. 

Thank you for your support,

Jayne


PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,130
Goal:$1,500
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Abby Hechtman
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
Danielle
$50
Dede Perkins
$100
Jeannine Margolis
$50
jeff bogosian
$100
Joyce Fastino
$200
Karen C Jessey
$100
Karen W
$50
Leslie Power
$50
Lori Basilico
$100
Ms. Jayne M Donegan
$530
Ms. Susann Mark
$100
Nancy Cassidy
$100
Sharon & Nate
Susan & Peter Andrews
$50
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