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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 DEFY CANCER

On Sunday, October 2nd, I will participate in my 19th Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. As in pre-Covid years, we are returning to the legendary Boston Marathon Course, although a virtual walk is still available. I have registered to complete a half marathon on that course from Wellesley to Copley Square. This decision is one which I am so grateful to be able to make. As some of you know, I fell recently while doing tree pruning. I was cutting my last limb, which snapped and knocked me off the ladder. Falling some 20+ feet, I fractured 8 ribs, experienced multiple hairline fractures to the sternum and had a collapsed right lung. My doctors told me if I had not already been training for the Jimmy Fund Walk I would have had to deal with a much longer and more difficult recovery if not worse! Fortunately, the Jimmy Fund had gotten me in decent shape. Guess the Jimmy Fund saves lives in more ways than I had imagined!!

Additionally, this year I am walking in memory of James R. Wilson. Jim was my colleague in the South Glens Falls Central School system. He was a loved elementary teacher and an inspirational union president for many years. Like this struggle to beat cancer, Jim understood that bettering working conditions and improving education would take slow and steady effort! So many teachers and students have a better educational experience in South Glens Falls today because of him!

Remember when you make a gift to my Walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge research and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families. And you are encouraging old folks like me to train and stay in shape for the Walk, which has numerous "hidden benefits".

Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$5,535
Goal:$4,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
Anthony Buttino
$200
Bruce & Michele Coates
$100
Bruce Farley
$30
C Smith
$30
Catherine Lynn Hurley
$50
Christian Mathiesen
$75
Cindy Fronhofer
$100
Claire
$250
Colleen Hagadorn
$30
Darlene Cardinal
$25
David Yule & Elizabeth Clark
$50
Denise Matthews
$100
Don and Elaine Braim in memory of Joseph and Beatrice Braim
$100
Donna L Carbino
$25
Elizabeth Streit
$50
Fedele Family
$50
Janice Murray
$25
Jeana & Jim
$50
Jill Spensieri
$50
Joann Grey
$50
Joe and Jane Yarze
$100
Joseph Tokarz
$75
Judy and Ron Lyke
$200
Karen Shirey
$25
Kathleen Driscoll
$20
Kristin Brenner
$100
Larry and Mo
$100
Laurie Darling Gutheil
$75
Linda& Paul Maratto
$30
Lonny & Haley Fiber
$200
Loretta Quigley
$50
Louise Wessling
$100
Lynne C. Boecher
$20
Maria Campbell
$100
Marie Lacey
$30
Martha and family
Martha Driscoll
$10
Martin Robb
$100
Mr and Mrs Paul Itzo
$50
Mr. Tom Braim
$130
Mrs. Norine Wilson
$100
Ms. Kay Gray
$50
Patricia Harris
$50
Paul Fracchia
$25
Peggy and Joel Brown
$100
Ralph and Joan Lemme
$200
Richard & Jeannette Fulgo
$200
Sally Vishneowski
$35
Scott Wilson
$250
Sheila and Paul Itzo
$75
Tim and Laurie Braim
$250
Todd Wilson
$100
Tom Braim Walking in Memory of Jim Wilson
$100
Tom Hansen
$20
Virginia Anuszewski
$25
von Linden/Patel
$50
Walter A Shephard
$300
William Allan Berger
$100
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