Katie's Fundraising Page

Mark, Grace, and Kal
Mark, Grace, and Kal

For Mark...

In honor of my dear friend Mark Vandette, I am participating in my first Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk.

Mark Vandette was born and raised in North Attleboro (’98) and graduated from WPI (’02).  In 2007, Mark was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer just weeks after finding out that he and his wife Melissa were expecting their first child.  After 6 months of chemotherapy, and yearly scans, Mark was declared to be cancer free and was enjoying life with his wife and two children- Grace and Kallan. 

In 2011, as Mark was preparing to run the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. in honor of Captain Kyle R. VanDeGiesen (Mark’s dear friend who lost his life in service to our country in Afghanistan), Mark was experiencing back pain.  But he pressed on, finding the strength from within to overcome his pain and to honor his friend’s memory. What Mark didn’t yet know was that a cancerous tumor was pressing on his vertebrae so hard that it had fractured a disk – thus causing his back pain – so he essentially ran a 26.2-mile marathon with a broken backIn December 2011, Mark and Melissa learned that the cancer had returned in Mark’s peritoneum, liver and spine.  Throughout his battle, Mark guided his family, friends, and community as a whole towards their faith, never complaining, and inspiring everyone who knew to him live each day kindly and courageously.  Sadly, on July 25, 2012, Mark passed away from Stage four Colon Cancer. 

This year, all of the funds raised by our team, Sullivan StrongER will be designated to Colon Cancer research.  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 highly compassionate cancer 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 tribute to Mark and my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$4,711.30
Goal:$1,800
Katie Moore's Team: Sullivan StrongER
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
$25
Anthony Monaco
$50
Anthony,Missy,Grace,Kallan&Micah
$118
Ashley Nyman
$30
Barbara O'Hara
$18
Buddah
$18
Christopher J. Cornetta Foundation
$100
Colleen Mahoney
$30
Cormio Kids
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Fellmann Family
$100
Fezzie
Jim and Sue Johnson
$100
Jim McGowan
$68
John & Gail Cade
$50
Josie Dutil
$18
Katelyn Scammon
$50
Kellie & Mike Michel
$100
Kim Webber
$25
Korenbaum Family
$100
Lane Train
$725
Lilly Fasino
$25
Lisa Lentini- Haskell
$20
Malia jusczyk
$30
Mary and Parker Nickerson
$100
Megan Van De Giesen
$150
Michelle Patch
$30
Missy, Grace & Kallan
$118
Monica McKinnon and Mike Kratochwill
$300
Mr. Dave Major
Mr. Joe Halus
$200
Mr. Neil Bailey
$30
Mrs. Christina Whalen
$100
Mrs. Gail Case
$50
Mrs. Katie F Moore
$5
Mrs. Kelliann Bachand
$30
Mrs. Mary Wojciechowski
$18
Mrs. Maureen Mullowney
$30
Mrs. Teresa Petrucelli
Mrs. Valerie Bourque
$50
Ms. Beth Stewart
$25
Ms. Trisha Birkbeck
$100
Nancy Brennock
$50
Nancy Tolivaisa
$100
Nicole and Shawn Bartlett
$50
Offline Donors
$389
Pat Beith
$100
Perkins Family
$118
Rochefort Family
$30
Ruthann Vandediesen
$100
Sandy Vandette
$100
Terry and Cindy Moore
$100
The Tobin Family
$50
Thivierge Family
Valerie Bourque
$50
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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!














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