Harita'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 DEFY CANCER

Welcome to TEAM MERKEL!

This is our 6th year participating in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

Please join us in supporting groundbreaking research on Merkel Cell Cancer.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive form of skin cancer that is on the rise.  The number of reported cases of MCC has tripled in the last 20+ years.  Yet while this rate of increase has been faster than any other skin cancer, MCC remains an orphan disease.  Despite many momentous advances in the last decade in both knowledge and therapeutic options for this terrible disease, there remain many unanswered questions, controversies over optimal management, and patients and families who continue to suffer.

Now for some good news:  In the years since we started walking for MCC, significant advances have been made.  Immunotherapy response rates have helped extend the lives of many of our patients.  However, there remain patients who do not respond to approved treatments, and for them, the money we raise can give new hope for a cancer-free future.

How can you help?  There are so many ways. 

  • Walk with us!  Even if you can't join us in person, consider being a virtual walker.
    • If you are interested in walking, there are four routes that you can choose from: Marathon Walk (26.2 miles) from Hopkinton, Half Marathon Walk (13.1 miles) from Wellesley, 10K Walk (6.2 miles) from Newton, or 5K Walk (3.1 miles) from Dana-Farber. If you can’t join us on Walk Day, you can still register as a Virtual Walker and raise funds to improve the care and support research to cure advanced skin cancers, and rashes from cancer treatment.
  • Donate here to Team Merkel.  Raise funds to help us combat this terrible disease with new knowledge. 

Thank you for supporting our team in the Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can defy cancer!

Best,

Harita Dharaneeswaran

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$971
Goal:$500
Harita Dharaneeswaran's Team: Team Merkel
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$50
Congratulations Harita. Enjoy the walk. Go Team Merkel!!!!
Mr. Kiruba Dharaneeswaran
$500
Ms. Harita Dharaneeswaran
$71
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Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can defy cancer!