Meryl's Fundraising Page

Join the fight against pediatric brain cancer!
Join the fight against pediatric brain cancer!

I AM RUNNING TO FIND A CURE FOR DIPG/DMG

On February 27th, 2023 our beautiful Adelia was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor called Diffuse Midline Glioma. She was given a death sentence and 9-12 months to live. Today, after 4 brain surgeries, 63 radiation treatments, and countless other pokes, scans, and procedures, Adelia is 15 months post-prognosis and still fighting with all her might. With only experimental phase 1 clinical trials as treatment options, we need to do better for Adelia and all of the other children facing this monster of a disease.

This year we will be dedicated all of our fundraising efforts to a new and desperately needed Brain Tumor Center that bridges Dana Farber and Boston Children's Hospital. This center is being spearheaded by Dr. Baird, arguably the best pediatric neurosurgeon in the world, and Dr. Filbin, one of the most brilliant and motivated researchers in this space.  This center strives to develop personalized, precision medicine, where they can deliver rapid real-time molecular analysis to allow more effective treatments to start sooner. The center will also be developing support systems for families, a vital necessity and currently a missing piece in providing high quality continuum of care. Click here for more information about the Brain Tumor Center.

Please join us as we run for Adelia and all of the other families and children's facing this diagnosis. We will be raise vital funds, elevate awareness about pediatric brain cancer, become part of the cure for this horrific disease. We can't wait to see you in Falmouth!


Every mile and each donation, no matter the size, supports The Dana-Farber Campaign, the Institute’s ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort, focused on supporting revolutionary research, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and other priorities, to help Dana-Farber accomplish its mission of preventing, treating, and defying cancer.

Thank you for your support! Together, we are helping Dana-Farber race toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$5,755.68
Goal:$300,000
Meryl Summers' Team: Adelia the Wonder Girl
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
$51
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$50
Bevilacqua Family
$500
Brian & Kerry Ballinger
Bridget Gallagher Barry
$103
Campbell Family
DEborah Summers
$1,030
Hingham Barrel Customers
$57
Janet and Don Gibson
$100
Joel Bard
$154
Kristen Bettencourt
$154
Kristin DiLorenzo
$50
Laura Bacon
$51
Laura Malone
$100
Lynne McCarty
$25
March Madness
$1,520
Maria Kenwell
$103
Melanie Lahti
$257
Mr. Michael Morris
$25
Ms. Beth Breslin
$100
Pratt Family
$100
Prayers always
$50
Robin Morse
$100
Sara Mountjoy-Pepka
$103
Steele Family
The Ligon Family
$154
The Pinard Family
$103
Wheeler Family
$257
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