Jeanne'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 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

Easter weekend of 2019 started an unexpected and daunting discovery for my son, Kevin, who was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma.  At 27 youthful years of age his life took a turn that resulted in a 2 1/2 year journey of weekly, then monthly trips to Boston for treatment and scans.  We teamed with a group of doctors and nurses that quickly became part of our family and reason for hope for Kevin's fight against cancer.   Kevin's determination to beat this disease was facilitated by a wider circle of family, friends, and professionals that helped us "keep our eye on the prize"!  

Throughout Kevin's treatment he remained physically active as much as possible despite being out of work for a large period of his treatment.  COVID-19 presented more obstacles in the road as we navigated social distancing and a very limited bubble of social contacts, but fortunately, Kevin's love of the outdoors kept him surfing with friends and his brother, and our small circle hiking, snowboarding, and paddle boarding. 

This year's walk is a particularly bittersweet one since just over a week ago, the infusion nurses all rang their bells on floor 8 of Dana-Farber as the final chemotherapy treatment concluded!  It was an exuberant moment, but this also meant visits to our Boston family would be far less frequent! Kevin begins his new chapter at the end of this month as his body adjusts to the absence of chemotherapy medications and it resumes its new journey to health and self-care!  Hooray!  Nice work Kev!  And, thank you to everyone at Dana-Farber who have enabled Kevin and our family to "keep our eye on the prize" and persevere to beat cancer! 

When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and compassionate patient 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 Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can conquer cancer!

Jeanne, Kevin, Bryan and all our friends and family! 

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$3,065
Goal:$5,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anna Curry
$30
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Aunt Teri & Uncle Rick
$50
Bonnie Dombrowski
Cindy Holliday
$25
Dr. Allison McFee
$15
Dr. Laura Raynolds
$100
Elizabeth L McQuaid
$100
Erin & Doug Heller
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$200
Facebook Fundraiser
$200
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Heather Geyer
$50
Heather Roberts
$100
Janice and Richard McQuaidaq
$150
Kim Lofgren
$30
Krystle B
Laura Mentzer
$25
Melissa Paul
$50
Mr. Bryan J Raksnis
$50
Mr. Kevin P Raksnis
$100
Mr. Shane Doyle
$50
Ms. Jeanne M Morgan
$105
Nancy Eberhardt
Noreen McQuaid
$100
Pam and Tim Whiting
$50
Robin Shine
Sally ITTERLY
Shelly La Rock in support of Kevin and Jeanne
$100
Sunni(G'MA)
The Peas Hiking Club
$175
Uncle Ray & Aunt Mary Beth
$300
Valerie Velardo
$30
Whitney Wilson
$20
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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!