Shelley's Fundraising Page

JAKSAA!
JAKSAA!

42K for 42 in Berlin!

This year, on September 24, Lucas and I will be running the Berlin Marathon to honor what would have been Saila's 42nd birthday.  We can think of no better way to celebrate her memory and legacy than running a kilometer for every year!  

Saila's story has reached far and wide, already helping those also affected by lung cancer - inspiring them to keep fighting and to seek out groundbreaking treatments.  Her goal was to raise $1,000,000 to help fund this research and we are here to do our part!

Please consider making a donation to benefit Dr. Janne and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in honor of Saila and her inspirational legacy.

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Wife, Mother, Ironman Triathlete, marathoner, animal lover, best friend to many, world citizen, ball of energy… are all used to describe our incredible friend Saila Consalvi.

In June of 2017, as a 35 year-old non-smoker, Saila was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  JAKSAA was Saila’s motto. Translating to “STRENGTH TO ENDURE” in her native Finnish language, this word encapsulated Saila’s approach – Dream big and fight together until we win no matter the obstacle.

As many of you know,  Saila’s journey with cancer came to an end on July 6th 2022. Over the past 5 years, she lived life to the absolute fullest and didn’t waste a moment. She ran 14 marathons, travelled the world, got married to her best friend and soul mate, Jay Consalvi and became a mother in January of 2022 to Enzo Anthony. Saila’s legacy will be that she dreamed big, lived big, and she always faced a challenge head on with the biggest smile on her beautiful face. Her approach to life and adversity inspired so many to be brave in the face of immense difficulty. A gift that will remain with so many of us until we are able to meet Saila again.

Remarkably, since her diagnosis, Saila devoted herself to fundraising for Dana Farber, Dr. Pasi Janne and his groundbreaking lung cancer research. Her goal was to raise $1 million and we will not stop until we get there!

Cancer won’t define her or her story, but but with your support, we can get her to fundraising goal and beyond. Please consider donating to benefit Dr. Janne’s life saving research at Dana Farber via this page. JAKSAA!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$7,632
Goal:$12,500
Shelley Joynt's Team: Jaksaa 2023
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Adobe for The Kilambi Family
Alan and Nicole Omand
$300
Alexis Anzo
Alison Ketabchi
Alyssa & Richard Bryer
$206
Amelia & Alta Trumble
$51
Ana Kilambi
$103
Anonymous
Anonymous
$103
Anonymous
$103
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
Aven Wright
Carol C DeVinny
$103
Carol DeVinny
$103
Cath McCormack
$51
Chris & Sarah
$103
Christine Hamilton
Coach Alli
$30
Emily Hines
Jacqueline Purcell
$100
Jason & Julia
$74
Jay Consalvi
Lacey & Jan-Maarten Mulder
Laurie McCaffrey
$206
Lisa Pomeroy
$103
Matt Dicker and Jacqui Rosshandler
$1,030
Matthew McCoy
Melissa Dunn
$100
Melissa Tucker
$206
Mr. Chris Johnson
Ms. Lisa Kobiolke
$50
Nicole & Marty Timmens
$103
Samantha Hilbert Thomas
Stacy Shapiro
$206
Val Voll
Walt and Ali
$100
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