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

WHY WE'RE FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO FIGHT CANCER



Shirley Husak

Daughter, Sister, Woman, Wife, Mom, Aunt, Grandmother, Friend...FIGHTER!



May 18th 2015 is a day that changed the family forever. This is the day all of our lives were turned inside out and back again...we found out that mom has CANCER. It didn’t matter at the time what type of cancer it was...you just hear the word cancer and it stops you in your tracks immediately. Mom/Naner/Shirley hadn’t looked healthy in a while but we all just attributed it to her tireless work ethic at the US Post Office where she worked for like a bajillion years carrying the mail. Then we all got the call and reality sets in...The saying goes “everyone’s lives are touched somehow and someway by cancer”...now we too are in that world...the pillar of our family is inflicted with this unforgiving and cruel disease.


After a battery of tests we found out that Mom/Naner has ovarian cancer.  Huuuh...what’s that? I’ve never seen any walks for that or heard about any self tests that you can perform in the shower or mirror!? Ovarian cancer is the 7th most common cancer among women and unfortunately is usually detected in later stages due to the lack of noticeable/in your face symptoms. Life expectancy rates for women diagnosed with later stage cancer like Mom/Naner are daunting BUT that did not stop her from fighting and living life to the absolute fullest! She had good days and bad days but she kept marching on... Even through a pandemic, she kept her head high and fought with a smile for her family!

After doctors told her she only has months to live, Cancer won the battle on Sept 27th 2021, 6 YEARS after being diagnosed; God welcomed Mom/Naner into his arms.  

In 2018, Mom, Nat and Carla walked half a marathon to fight for a cure for ovarian cancer, through this Jimmy Fund walk.  Yes, a woman going through chemo and riddled with cancer throughout her body stood tall and walked 13.5 miles towards a cure.  So moved by the support, the community of love and care, and will to fight for a cure of all cancer, Mom/Naner vowed to educate and support others.  She made so many talks, shared her story with so many, and said good bye to so many throughout the 6 year battle. Cancer will eventually win the fight with millions more...but hopefully not the battle. Advancements in cancer treatments are improving daily and hopefully hopefully hopefully one day they are able to get a firm grip and eradicate this nasty and family destroying disease. This is why we are walking! Please consider donating to the cause!


Ovarian Cancer

It Whispers... So Listen



By participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, our team is making every step count toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

Your support goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and compassionate patient care. Funds raised through the Jimmy Fund Walk enable Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

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

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,180
Goal:$2,000
1team member

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

C = Team Captain
NAME
AMOUNT RAISED
x6x
x$2,180.00x

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Team Honor Roll
Anonymous
Beth Sweeney
$50
Calabrese Family!
$50
Christine Dubois
Hopwood Family
John & Karen McIntyre
$100
Karen Naughton
$100
Kerry Guidi
$50
Korske's
Linda Buckley
$100
Marjorie Crowley
$100
Mrs. Elizabeth Colby
$25
Mrs. Nina M Husak
$305
Ms. Laurie Marshall
$100
Mullaney Family
$100
Natalie Westgate
$100
Paul and Carolyn McDonough
$50
Ruthie Falletti 😃🙏
$100
Sal, Ifer and Alex Tuzzo
$100
Sandy Macdonald
$50
Sharon, Mike, Austin & Hannah McCarthy
$30
Shelley Westgate
Stacy Martin
$30
Susan "Bird"
$30
Susan Stead
$50
The Allen Family
$200
The Canelli Family
I'm Living Proof buttons
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!














2021 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

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

Shirley's Teal Butterflies



Shirley Husak

Daughter, Sister, Woman, Wife, Mom, Aunt, Grandmother, Friend...FIGHTER!



May 18th 2015 is a day that changed the family forever. This is the day all of our lives were turned inside out and back again...we found out that mom has CANCER. It didn’t matter at the time what type of cancer it was...you just hear the word cancer and it stops you in your tracks immediately. Mom/Naner/Shirley hadn’t looked healthy in a while but we all just attributed it to her tireless work ethic at the US Post Office where she worked for like a bajillion years carrying the mail. Then we all got the call and reality sets in...The saying goes “everyone’s lives are touched somehow and someway by cancer”...now we too are in that world...the pillar of our family is inflicted with this unforgiving and cruel disease.


After a battery of tests we found out that Mom/Naner has ovarian cancer.  Huuuh...what’s that? I’ve never seen any walks for that or heard about any self tests that you can perform in the shower or mirror!? Ovarian cancer is the 7th most common cancer among women and unfortunately is usually detected in later stages due to the lack of noticeable/in your face symptoms. Life expectancy rates for women diagnosed with later stage cancer like Mom/Naner are daunting BUT that did not stop her from fighting and living life to the absolute fullest! She had good days and bad days but she kept marching on... Even through a pandemic, she kept her head high and fought with a smile for her family!

After doctors told her she only has months to live, Cancer won the battle on Sept 27th 2021, 6 YEARS after being diagnosed; God welcomed Mom/Naner into his arms.  

In 2018, Mom, Nat and Carla walked half a marathon to fight for a cure for ovarian cancer, through this Jimmy Fund walk.  Yes, a woman going through chemo and riddled with cancer throughout her body stood tall and walked 13.5 miles towards a cure.  So moved by the support, the community of love and care, and will to fight for a cure of all cancer, Mom/Naner vowed to educate and support others.  She made so many talks, shared her story with so many, and said good bye to so many throughout the 6 year battle. Cancer will eventually win the fight with millions more...but hopefully not the battle. Advancements in cancer treatments are improving daily and hopefully hopefully hopefully one day they are able to get a firm grip and eradicate this nasty and family destroying disease. This is why we are walking! Please consider donating to the cause!


Ovarian Cancer

It Whispers... So Listen



By participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, our team is making every step count toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

Your support goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and compassionate patient care. Funds raised through the Jimmy Fund Walk enable Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

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

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