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

Help Team Beans honor Francesca and beat infant brain cancer

Help us in memory of Francesca "Beans" Kaczynski

Why are we running the NYC Marathon to benefit Dana-Farber? 

Because Francesca died of infant brain cancer and every single day there is another child like her. Because even though Francesca, Beans – as we nicknamed her – died, she can leave a legacy through the money raised here to support the Infant Brain Tumor Program at Dana Farber.

Beans' story

In September 2020, my life changed forever when my six-month-old daughter Francesca was diagnosed with brain cancer Francesca was a healthy and hearty girl who loved to nap on her dad on long walks in her carrier. She loved to watch Sesame Street videos and smiling at me. She was an outgoing, bold and curious baby whose huge, deep brown eyes loved to follow whatever I was doing. She loved eating and being held close.

Within a week of her diagnosis we moved to Boston to give her the best shot. There, she stole the hearts of the nurses and doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital. Hospital staff would gasp with joy at her incredible, infectious smile. They treated us like family and in the midst of the pandemic, became our family.

Cancer took Beans' life on Christmas Eve, we have never been the same since and never will be.

The kindness of the people in Boston – the struggling restaurant in Fenway Park that gave us a free meal when they learned our daughter had cancer, the nurses who were by our side while Francesca died. We will never, ever forget the good people who were there for us in our darkest moments.

Not doing enough

Every single day there is another child like Francesca.  A child who dies. A family whose lives are shattered with their diagnosis. A devastated family learning their child's relapsed. Unfortunately, we as a society aren’t doing enough for these kids.

Sadly, given the small number of patients, private industry does not invest or develop drugs for childhood cancers like brain cancer. Instead, smart researchers and oncologists like those at Dana Farber work to develop treatments using adult cancer drugs. This research and these clinical trials are expensive – they take years and cost millions of dollars. 

Game-changing research

In 2021, we raised $1.85 million for the Infant Brain Tumor Program.  

And each dollar is game-changing in the fight for better treatments. You can read about some of amazing clinical trials and research this money is supporting here.

The doctors that you’ve backed through your contributions tell us this funding is already making a huge difference. Let’s keep that momentum going. Each clinical trial and research effort gets us closer to better treatments and to a world where fewer families have bear the loss of their child or watch them suffer through harsh treatments.

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$87,256.90
Goal:$100,000
Andrew Kaczynski's Team: Team Beans
x1,048x

THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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Fundraising Honor Roll
Akylle M.
$100
Aldrich Casas Family
$103
Amy & Greg Granieri
$103
Anita Faircloth
$100
Ann
$54
Ann and Cliff Richardson
$103
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$51
Barbara Adney
$103
Barbara Ann Siegel
$103
Belena Chapp
$103
Betsy Smith
$100
Blessings
$103
Bob & Linda Sangerman
$206
Bob and Carol McClintock
$103
Bonny
$80
Brian Peterson and Katie Bergin
$103
Bubbe
$150
Caitlin Ghegan
Calvin Babcock
$100
Carolyn Weiss
$60
Casey Gardner
$100
Cathy Primack
$103
CHARLENE SABIN MD
Chris Shea
$103
Chris, Pooja, and kids in honor of Francesca
Christine Brown
Christopher Klepac
$250
Cindy and Bill Gates
$77
Colleen Cumming
$100
Cristina M
$103
Dan McIntosh
Daphne H.
$100
Debbie Hull
$100
Debra Goldberg
$100
Debra Lewis
Debrah TRUE
Diane Huntley
$103
DIMITRIS GIANNOULIS
$103
Donna and Michael Bass
$1,030
Doreen kassel
$103
Dr. Bob Baker
Dr. David Faraoni
$103
Dr. Melissa Graziani
$103
Dr. Thomas Reardon
$100
Dr. Tim Savage
$100
Dyllan
Edward Joseph Long
$103
Elise T
$103
Elizabeth Hoffman
$103
Elizabeth Loudon
$51
Eric Hananoki
$100
Eric May
$103
Eric Six
$100
Erica Rolston
$100
Fiorella Downey
$103
For Nora
Francine Smilen, Bubbe of Beans
Greg East
$300
Greg Greason
Harlan Hill
$103
Harriet Holliday
$100
Helena Hutton
$206
Henrik Claeson
$100
In honor of CSH oupatient physical therapy staff
$103
In memory of Francesca , honor of Hunter
$257
In memory of Gregory Sheyn
$103
J. David Jentsch
$100
Janet Taylor
$100
Jaquelyn M. Scharnick
$100
Jea
$100
Jean Chiffriller
$103
Joan and Jay Skowronek
$100
Joe Brush
$103
Joe Goldberg
John Avlon
$103
John F Ketamine
$100
Johnson & Johnson for Denis Michel
$60
Jon and Emily Favreau
$1,000
Jonathan Capps
$100
Joseph & Katherine Wirth
Joseph Ragusa
$100
Judy Piper
$100
Julie Arnold
$100
Kathleen Cook
$103
Kathleen Lenihan
Kathryn Byrd
$103
Katie & Will Grossenbacher
Kelly Buchanan
Ken and Jessie Klein
$103
Larry M Feinblum
$103
Laura Coogan
$100
Lea Ilda Grantham
$51
Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin
Linda Gosling
$51
Lisa Starobin
Lori Anders
$103
Mairead Finn
$103
Margaret Preston
$100
Margie Shurgot
$100
Mariam
$203
Marisa, Kevin, and Daniel Lieber-Zeehandelaar
$100
Mark McLaughlin
Marsh & McLennan Companies for Jennifer Mariniello
Mary Margaret Hamlett
$51
Mary Merrikin
$100
Marylin Bitner
$100
Matt Brown
$300
Melanie and Martin Grune
Melissa Young
$100
Michael A Serio
$103
Michele W and Marshall Missner
$100
Millers
$103
Mr. Andrew Dayton
$500
Mr. andrew holden
$100
Mr. Brian Turetsky
$100
Mr. Bruce Ungar
$100
Mr. Bruce Ungar
$100
Mr. Chad Brady
$103
Mr. Charles Forelle
$240
Mr. Daniel Nyman
$100
Mr. David Sampson
$103
Mr. David Sigadel
$51
Mr. Dustin Miller
$100
Mr. Eric Kessler
$200
Mr. John King
$5,000
Mr. John Kuras
$250
Mr. Joseph Perri
$103
Mr. Kombiz Lavasany
$103
Mr. Michael Roy
$200
Mr. Michael Tobben
$103
Mr. Michael Zolfo
$100
Mr. Peter Kelly
$103
Mr. Richard Schiller
$100
Mr. Scott Conaway
$61
Mr. Stephen Ginty
$100
Mr. Steve Pillemer
$54
Mrs. Allison Kaden Horowitz
Mrs. Amelia O'Reilly
$103
Mrs. Barbara Merdler
$154
Mrs. Carlye Adelson
$100
Mrs. Diane Green
Mrs. Karen Giardenelli
$103
Mrs. Laura Sanford
$150
Mrs. Naomi Gargano
$100
Mrs. Sherry Patton
$103
Ms. Ashley McCollum
$515
Ms. Cheryl Edwards
$103
Ms. Clare beck
$103
Ms. Connie Bentley
$103
Ms. Danielle Oliver
Ms. Deb Green
$100
Ms. Despina Leandrou
$100
Ms. Elizabeth Black
Ms. Grace Lidia Suarez
$103
Ms. Jane Epstein
$103
Ms. Jennifer Smith
$103
Ms. Judy Bailey
$100
Ms. Justine Dalton
$100
Ms. Kayla Hackman
Ms. Linda Gaal
$103
Ms. Lisa Tripp
$100
Ms. Lou LaChat
$100
Ms. Lynne Kudzy
$100
Ms. Mary Joan Stiuso
$103
Ms. Melissa Young
$200
Ms. Sharon Frisell
$103
Ms. Susan DiMauro
$100
Ms. Tracy Sefl
$100
Nan
$103
Nancy Haberman
$206
Nancy Sandman
$103
Nethra Woodard
News Corp for Charles Forelle
Nico
$100
Nicole Morris
$103
Norman Ornstein
$100
Out of Zion in honor of all ATRT Families
$250
Padilla Family
$103
Padrefan19
$100
Pam Himmelrich
$103
Patricia Fleetham
$100
Patrick Forquer
$103
Paul Messina
$257
Peter and Mara Sagal
$500
Preeti Sharma
$103
Pura Perez
$721
Rachael Levy
$72
Rachel Feintzeig
$200
Rachel Smolkin & Ming Leong
Robert Christian, Millennial
$75
Robert Muscara
$100
Rose D in Memory of Sweet Beans
$100
Roxanne M Covillo
Saleh Zaidi
$103
Sarah Maguire
$100
SebastianStrong Foundation - Discovering Hope for Kids with Cancer
$1,030
Shahryar K
$80
Steve and Dawn Kaczynski
Sudy and Bud Mayo
$103
Susan McDonald
$70
Susan Prager
$100
Susan Takemoto
$150
Tapper family
$2,078
TEGNA Foundation for Paul Messina
The Breyer Family
$103
The Daleys
$515
The Daleys in honor of Beans
$1,109
The Daleys in honor of Beans
$515
The Erhart Family
$250
The Jackson Family
$103
The Merlin Family
$500
The Rodier Family
$103
Tilly Stangl
$103
Toby Osherson
$103
Tory Johnson
W & S Myrick
$150
Wayne and Roxanne Covillo
$103
Wendy Young
$103
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