Sophie's Fundraising Page

Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

FROM BOSTON TO NYC - WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO FIGHT CANCER

5 years in a row since 2014, my dad and I have begun the last Sunday of September groggily at the Jimmy Fund start line in Hopkinton, MA at 5 AM. The walk brought us, along with 8000 other walkers, through eastern Massachusetts all the way to Boylston Street at mile 26.2. The Jimmy Fund Walk has become a family tradition after 5 years of participating, and we've raised $50,000+ together (thanks to YOUR help). By now, we thought we had the routine down! This year, however, the walk looks a little different- but my motivations are the same. 

For 2020, I'll be walking the marathon virtually on my own through NYC, beginning in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, across the Brooklyn Bridge, all the way through Manhattan to the top Central Park. I was committed to keeping this tradition alive because, despite everything happening this year, cancer hasn't paused. And while I recognize that in this strange year there are many people and places in need of donations, I chose to fundraise with the Jimmy Fund knowing that the financial needs of cancer patients remains a burden on families around the country, and that the needs of scientific research haven't gone away. 

Funds raised from the walk go directly to supporting both cutting-edge science and cancer care at Dana-Farber. The Jimmy Fund Walk supports programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families, allowing more equitable access to care and enabling ongoing scientific research to continue unhindered by financial restraints.

A massive thank you to all of this year's donors and supporters, I can't wait to make walk no. 6 a success!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$7,140
Goal:$500
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
$200
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$30
Bank of America for David Spector
$1,000
Bank of America for Lisa Gelfand-Abrams
$500
Bank of America for Michael DeBernardis
$150
Bank of America for Thomas Keith
$100
Beth Witte
$50
CATHERINE PETERSON
Christine Letts
$500
Claire Ryan
$50
Cynthia Roney
$100
D'Mello Family
$100
Dan Ginsburg
Deb Lawrence
Eleni Spheeris
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Facebook Fundraiser
$10
Facebook Fundraiser
$5
FAITH WITTE
Frances
$25
Georgia E Carroll
$100
Instagram donation from D
Instagram Donations from L, C & R
Jane & Steven
$150
John Lynch
Jordan Litke
Kane D'Mello
Kirsten & David Spector
Lisa and Alan Abrams
Matt Latham
$500
Michael DeBernardis
$150
Mirna Kassir
$100
Mr. Jake Auchincloss
$100
Mr. Thomas Keith
$100
Ms. Sophie N Spector
$35
Ms. Sophie Spector
Rich Remis
$100
Rob & Carrie Megan
$100
Shelly Kim
$100
Stephanie Spector
$200
Sue Pardus
$50
Uncle Michael and Aunt Sandy
$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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