Robin's 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 FIGHT CANCER

I am participating in the 2020 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

As many of you know, my sister Alicia was first diagnosed in March of 2018 with DCIS which then became invasive.  After a lumpectomy, it was staged 1B (ER+, PR-, HER2+), and after two surgeries and lymph node removal she completed chemotherapy, radiation, and began hormone therapy and a year of adjuvant chemo (Herceptin). She completed her last infusion in July of 2019.  

Five months later, she was overcome with pain in her ribs.  She attributed it to a pulled muscle and after weeks of discomfort, she went to urgent care.  The doctors there saw masses on the ultrasounds in her liver and lungs and sent her to the ER for a CT scan.  Alicia called me in a panic, and I rushed to the hospital with my mother. We were there for hours and after talking to her oncologist at around 2am, they decided to admit her for a biopsy.  The biopsy showed that cancer had metastasized in her liver and lungs, and she has been undergoing chemo ever since.  She is currently on her second line of treatment, TDM-1, which recently came off trials. I am grateful for the research that has allowed these treatments to be developed, and that keep Alicia alive, and continue to give her hope. 

Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$1,208
Goal:$500
Robin Baer's Team: A Fine Team Group: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Andy & Robin Feldman
$200
Jonathan and Lisa Sigel
$100
Karen Eisenthal
$30
Mara & Ben Hochberg & Family
$54
Martin Baer Ruth Baer
$25
Mrs. Sarah Cunningham
$50
Neil and Audrey
$180
Reine Family
$50
Robin Baer
$105
Suzanne & Barry Robins
$30
The Budish Family
$100
The Gerber Family
$100
The LaPlante Family
$100
The Strom family
The Tarr Family
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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!