Kathryn'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

I am participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

In October 2020, I got the call that no one ever wants: "I am so sorry, your biopsy came back, and it is cancer". At the ripe young age of 30, I was diagnosed with HR+, HER2+ invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast. In a whirlwind of a few years, I postponed my wedding (twice), got diagnosed with cancer, went through IVF pre-treatment, got married (twice...to the same man!), and proved to myself that I am strong beyond what I ever thought was capable. 


After 19 chemo sessions, 28 radiation sessions, 6 surgeries, 6 emergency room visits, 17 nights in the hospital, 15 COVID tests, and 147 doctor's appointments, I was officially deemed CANCER FREE in May 2021, and finished active treatment in January 2022. I will forever be thankful for my family and friends for sticking with me through the toughest years of my life and always picking me up when I was down. 


During my treatment, I received many donations and grants from various organizations, such as the Jimmy Fund. These organizations helped with medical bills and co-pays of the never-ending doctor's appointments that I needed. Now that I am out of the woods, I would love to be able to give back by participating in and raising funds for the Jimmy Fund Walk this year! 


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.

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

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$1,075
Goal:$1,500
Kathryn Ponte's Team: Young and Strong
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Amanda Crolius
Ashley Lesh
$20
Audra Bolster
$100
Brianna Bowen
$30
Bridgete McAuley
$30
Briggs
Brooke Samuelian
$25
Danielle brandt
$30
Deean L Brooks
$50
Huy Nguyen
$30
IVY KUMI
$25
Jean Pierre-Louis
$30
Jen and Mackenna Hasseh
$20
Keith
Lisa Leaheey
$30
Lori Keenan
$100
Mrs. Barbara Rizzo
Mrs. Danielle Andre
$50
Mrs. Kathryn Ponte
$25
Mrs. Kathryn Ponte
$15
Nina L
Stef Carver🐳
$25
Stefani Amancio
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Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can defy cancer!