Young Adult Program's Fundraising Page

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

Why we walk: Every year, about 80,000 young adults ages 18-39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Young adults with cancer face very different challenges than those who are diagnosed earlier in childhood or later in adulthood, such as coping with uncertainty as a young person, adjusting to diagnosis and treatment, feeling alone, communicating with peers, family, and caregivers, and challenges to personal identity. We walk to lessen the emotional burden of cancer and be there for each other as a stronger community together.

Who we are: We are a group of young adult patients, caregivers, supporters, and friends who walk together to support Dana-Farber’s Young Adult Program (YAP). YAP provides emotional support services, opportunities to meet other young adults receiving care, and educational programs aimed at enhancing knowledge and self-advocacy skills. 

Where the money goes: Unrestricted support for the Young Adult Program’s services, programs, and resources that directly benefit patients and families.

2024 Fundraising Goal: $30,000

Walk Day Plans: We always welcome new members and would love for you to join us by walking in-person, walking your way, or supporting our fundraising efforts here. 

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,137.21
Goal:$30,000
18team members

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

C = Team Captain
NAME
AMOUNT RAISED
x42x
x$2,137.21x

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Team Honor Roll
Alyssaaaaaaah!!!
$51
Angie, Drew & Poppy!
$103
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Ashton Bishop
$25
Austin Vaitkus
$30
Benji
Caralynn E Hampson
$25
Caroline Wood
$30
Chris Morrison
$103
Dan Vaitkus
$50
David Pham
$115
Eileen
$100
Elizabeth McCaffrey
$25
Emily Kaplan
$30
Emily Pham
$25
Erika G Whitestone
$30
Helena Weldrick
$50
Jack Teter
$50
Jeanne
$103
Jessica Zweig
$15
Kallie Mann
$31
Katerina Vaitkus
$55
Kim and Robbie
$103
Lara & Sean
$103
Mary Cortes
$30
Meghan Donovan
$30
Meri, Ryan, & Dylan
$103
Miss Hellen De Souza
$15
Ms. Gretchen Gavett
Ms. Liesel Smith
$30
Ms. Samantha Moreno-Ulibarri
$30
Ms. Sarah Elizabeth Fay
$15
Nancy & Chris King
$51
Nathaly Davis
$25
Paige Malinowski
$40
Sam
Sarah Corrigan
Sarah Pierce
$25
Shannon Watterson
$65
Sharon DeLevie
$51
Shree Kumar
$51
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2024 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

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

Young Adult Program

Why we walk: Every year, about 80,000 young adults ages 18-39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Young adults with cancer face very different challenges than those who are diagnosed earlier in childhood or later in adulthood, such as coping with uncertainty as a young person, adjusting to diagnosis and treatment, feeling alone, communicating with peers, family, and caregivers, and challenges to personal identity. We walk to lessen the emotional burden of cancer and be there for each other as a stronger community together.

Who we are: We are a group of young adult patients, caregivers, supporters, and friends who walk together to support Dana-Farber’s Young Adult Program (YAP). YAP provides emotional support services, opportunities to meet other young adults receiving care, and educational programs aimed at enhancing knowledge and self-advocacy skills. 

Where the money goes: Unrestricted support for the Young Adult Program’s services, programs, and resources that directly benefit patients and families.

2024 Fundraising Goal: $30,000

Walk Day Plans: We always welcome new members and would love for you to join us by walking in-person, walking your way, or supporting our fundraising efforts here. 

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