Team Merkel's Fundraising Page

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

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

Welcome to TEAM MERKEL!

This is our 6th year participating in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

Please join us in supporting groundbreaking research on Merkel Cell Cancer.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive form of skin cancer that is on the rise.  The number of reported cases of MCC has tripled in the last 20+ years.  Yet while this rate of increase has been faster than any other skin cancer, MCC remains an orphan disease.  Despite many momentous advances in the last decade in both knowledge and therapeutic options for this terrible disease, there remain many unanswered questions, controversies over optimal management, and patients and families who continue to suffer.

Now for some good news:  In the years since we started walking for MCC, significant advances have been made.  Immunotherapy response rates have helped extend the lives of many of our patients.  However, there remain patients who do not respond to approved treatments, and for them, the money we raise can give new hope for a cancer-free future.

How can you help?  There are so many ways.  Walk with us!  Raise funds to help us combat this terrible disease with new knowledge.  Even if you can't join us in person, consider being a virtual walker, or donate here to Team Merkel.  Thank you for considering partnering with us.

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

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,374
Goal:$30,000
6team members

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

C = Team Captain
NAME
AMOUNT RAISED
x29x
x$2,374.00x

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Team Honor Roll
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$30
Anonymous
Anonymous
$15
Congratulations Harita. Enjoy the walk. Go Team Merkel!!!!
Diana Shi
Dr. Ann W Silk
$21
Dr. Benjamin Lampson
Dr. Manisha Thakuria
$15
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$10
Gentian Andoni
$200
Go Team Merkel!!!
Kerry McVay
$30
Kristi Kote
$50
Miss Zixi Liao
$21
Mr. Benjamin S Semegran
$30
Mr. Kiruba Dharaneeswaran
$500
Ms. Fanika Kote
$30
Ms. Harita Dharaneeswaran
$71
Ms. Pamela Kote
$21
Semegran family
$300
Sha Liao
Tea Q
$15
Thomas Doyle
Vidyasagar Koduri
Yanfeng he
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Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can defy cancer!














The 2022 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!

Team Merkel

Welcome to TEAM MERKEL!

This is our 6th year participating in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

Please join us in supporting groundbreaking research on Merkel Cell Cancer.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive form of skin cancer that is on the rise.  The number of reported cases of MCC has tripled in the last 20+ years.  Yet while this rate of increase has been faster than any other skin cancer, MCC remains an orphan disease.  Despite many momentous advances in the last decade in both knowledge and therapeutic options for this terrible disease, there remain many unanswered questions, controversies over optimal management, and patients and families who continue to suffer.

Now for some good news:  In the years since we started walking for MCC, significant advances have been made.  Immunotherapy response rates have helped extend the lives of many of our patients.  However, there remain patients who do not respond to approved treatments, and for them, the money we raise can give new hope for a cancer-free future.

How can you help?  There are so many ways.  Walk with us!  Raise funds to help us combat this terrible disease with new knowledge.  Even if you can't join us in person, consider being a virtual walker, or donate here to Team Merkel.  Thank you for considering partnering with us.

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

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