Rebecca's Fundraising Page

Taking a running break, at Beans's tree in Prospect Park
Taking a running break, at Beans's tree in Prospect Park

RUNNING THE NYC MARATHON WITH TEAM BEANS

This November, I will be running the New York City Marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer research, as part of a team formed by my friends Rachel and Andy. In March of 2020, Rachel and Andy welcomed their first child, Francesca (aka "Beans"). When she was six months old, Francesca was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain cancer called ATRT. After fighting for months, including for weeks on end at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Francesca died that Christmas Eve. 

Rachel and Andy formed the Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund, which has raised more than $3 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber. They have done all of this while working two demanding journalism jobs and raising their second daughter. I would be so honored if you would help me meet my goal of $5,000.

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$9,715.90
Goal:$5,000
Rebecca O'Brien's Team: Team Beans
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Amit Paley and Jonathan Naymark
$500
Anonymous
$515
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$515
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$500
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$360
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$103
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$103
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Anonymous
$30
Ashby Jones
$100
Ben Weiser
$103
Brad Reagan
$51
Brian
Ellen Klyce
Erica Birmingham
$103
Evan Hepler-Smith, Ruth Goldstein & Ramona
Hana Alberts
$36
Jack M
$103
Jacob
Jen & George Avery
$103
Jess Gorman
$103
Joe Palazzolo
John & Patricia Baynes
John McMillian
$30
Judith Sackoff
$50
Julie Yen & Steve Marks
$100
JV
Kate & Bill Young
Katherine & Mike Gooch-Breault
$103
Lauren and Jason Blum
$515
Mac and Grant
$103
Marie, Kevin & Ellie Glatstein
Mary Chan
$103
Mehreen Malik
Michael Amon
$103
MICHAEL SAUL
$50
Mikell & Casey
$51
ML + Hari
Mr. Charles Forelle
$200
Mr. Daniel Rosenheck
$50
Mr. Evan Johnson
$51
Mr. Jason Gay
$203
Mr. Lewis Remele
$103
Ms. Kristina Moore
$51
Ms. Laura Landro
$515
Ms. Rebecca D O'Brien
$100
Netta Davis
$100
News Corp for Michael Saul
Nikki Waller
$100
Peter Donald
$75
Rebecca Ballhaus
$50
Rebecca Zipkin
$103
Robbie Pinkas
$100
Sheila Baynes & Maeve Baynes
Sonya & Najeeb
Suzanne Lubell
$103
The Deringer Family
Timothy Patrick McCarthy
$103
Wendy Pollack
$100
Willy Rashbaum
Yuri Velez
$103
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