Team Lynch Syndrome (formerly Team Sandi) is the Lynch Syndrome Center's team for Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Walk, now in its eighth year. Since 2013, Team Lynch Syndrome has raised over $160,000 for Lynch syndrome research at Dana-Farber. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised by our team directly support Lynch syndrome research and national education efforts to raise awareness of this rare disorder, including funding our annual LYNKED IN Lynch Syndrome Patient Conference.
Team Lynch Syndrome was founded to honor Sandi Braune, a patient of Dr. Sapna Syngal, who passed away from colon cancer in 2003 shortly after discovering she had Lynch syndrome. The team comprises Lynch syndrome previvors (patients who have not had cancer but have tested positive for a gene mutation that causes Lynch syndrome), Lynch syndrome cancer survivors, non-carrier relatives, friends, and Dana-Farber staff.