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

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH DANA-FARBER TO DEFY CANCER

The sweetest little man on the planet, my cousins' five-year-old son, Jonah, lost his fight with cancer on November 26, 2021.  There are fewer people that deserve a chance at, and are excited and passionate for life the way a five-year-old child is, which is why it is so much more painful when they lose their chance at ever experiencing it.  Jonah was just shy of his second birthday when he was diagnosed with a very rare pediatric brain tumor called ETMR (Embryonal Tumor with Multilayer Rosettes). Yet somehow, up until the end, Jonah was always smiling and enjoyed every last second of the beautiful life his mommies and his sister gave him. He fought valiantly alongside his medical team at Dana Farber. Jonah's tumor donation to Dr. Mariella Filbin's research lab at Dana Farber has led to groundbreaking research on his tumor type. His mother Suzy has informed me that there is no team out there that is leading the charge like Dana Farber in showing us hope through progress to ensure that one day, children with a prognosis like Jonah, and their families, might actually have hope for a beautiful and healthy future. 

Days before Jonah's passing, Suzy promised him that she would run another Boston marathon in his honor, and it has inspired me to run alongside (but actually very far behind) her on April 17th, 2023, to honor Jonah and to fund further research on ETMR. During his treatment, Jonah lost the ability to walk and run, and according to Suzy, he often asked if he could "run like Sonic". On Patriot's Day we will "run like Sonic" from Hopkinton to Boston for Jonah. His legacy lives on in our hearts and at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Please help us reach our fundraising goal. Thank you in advance for your support!

About Dana Farber:

Dana-Farber runners set the pace in the fight against cancer by raising funds to support groundbreaking research and extraordinary patient care. Thanks to your support, Dana-Farber continues to make strides towards the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow’s cures through cutting-edge research.

Thank you for your support!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$10,403
Goal:$10,000
Carli Brinkman's Team: Jonah's Run Like Sonic
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Abigail DSouza
$100
Adversitology
$311
Anonymous
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Ashley Svarney
$50
Ave & Clay
Boston Marathon Finisher!
$124
Briana Beaty
Buccan Palm Beach
$300
Camille and Alejandro Pauly
$500
Carli Brinkman
$500
Carli's Mama aka Jona's Auntie Dore
$103
Cerissa Dillow
$100
Cheryl Doering
$50
Christie & John Brinkman
$250
David Sabin
$250
Dero Ola-Niyi
$100
Dragon Flower Winery
$100
Erin DiMauro
$300
Esmeralda Feller
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$65
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Facebook Fundraiser
$25
Fred's Upper West Side
$300
Gigi
$100
Github for Alejandro Pauly
Greg Harrington
$100
Jamie Valle
$103
Jen Martinez
Jennifer Doering & Stephen Eder
Jennifer McMillon
$515
Jenny
$100
Kelly Acheson
$50
Kelly D.
Kiran Setty
$100
Laura
$30
Liz Peters
$250
Lola T.
$100
Lyndsay Skeegan
$50
Maggie Peacock
$100
Manuel Bornia
$100
Maria Hayworth
$50
Marissa Adamany
$100
Melrose Bessenroth
$50
Michele Spahr
$50
Mr. Alejandro Pauly
Mr. Frank McKinney
$500
Mr. Gidon Herman
$20
Mr. Samuel Slattery
$100
Mrs. Gigi Frassť
$50
Mrs. Meredith Westheimer
$50
Piper Quinn
$100
R+S - Go Carli!
$100
Robert J Smith
$50
Samantha DiMauro and Daniel Brown
$100
sarah martin
$100
Shira Lasoff
$50
Snelwells
$50
Sophie Roberts
$100
Tara
Teneka James-Feaman
$50
The Buzz Agency
$103
The Cece's
$100
The Conway Family
The Menzer Family
$100
The Soman Family
$100
The Teichmans
Thomas Brinkman
$100
TIFFANY
$51
Tracy Doering
Vicki B
$103
Warner Johnston
$100
Will Ayres
$100
YOU DID IT!!! Congratulations! xo Christine M DiRocco
$100
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