Caroline's Fundraising Page

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

Why am I running?

This November, I will be running the NYC Marathon in honor of Francesca “Beans” Kaczynski and Team Beans, a charity her parents founded as part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Francesca was taken too soon by a brain tumor known as ATRT,  the most common brain cancer in infants and one of the deadliest, at just nine months old. Since then, her parents Rachel and Andy have fought tirelessly so that other parents and children do not have to suffer the fate of their dear Beans.

When Francesca got sick, her journalist parents threw themselves into the worst reporting project ever: learning everything they could about this terrifying disease and childhood cancer. The truth is that childhood cancer is severely underfunded. Just 4% of cancer research funds goes toward treating children, meaning that therapies are often harsh for children and less effective. Amazingly, they have raised more than $3 million for children’s cancer research since Beans died on Christmas Eve 2020. I am running to help them raise even more money to help fund breakthroughs for more pediatric cancer patients.


Caroline Walker's Team: Team Beans


Fundraising Honor Roll
Abbie Caldwell
Abbie Holt
Adam & Chris
Alex Dahlman
Amanda & Danny Grzesik
Amber Gardner
Ami Ingle
Amy Donahue
Amy Padilla
Amy Thomas
Andrea Crouch
Ann Watkins
Anna Danau
Ashley Farless
Auntie Diane
Bethany Patten
Betsy Kramer
Bo and Nicole
Bree White
Brooke Fuller
Callie Burnette
Caroline M Walker
Caroline Walker
Charles France
Christine Gurtler
Christy Browning
Courtney Painter
Debby Frederes
Dianne Mattioli
Donna Killian
Eamon and Jess
Elaine Clark
Elizabeth C Griffin
Elizabeth Carriger
Elizabeth McAlpin
Eric Burger
Francine Gurtler
Ginger Birnbaum
Graham and Katherine Thompson
Hank Bramblet
Hazel and Mitchell Bell
Honor Hostetler
Janie Loeppke
Jo and Buddy Palmore
John, Karen, and Hank Jolley
Julie Stowe
Karen and Albert Leavengood
Katie McCallie
Kell Harvey
Kirby Yost
Laura Ketcham
Libby Daughdrill
Linda Moss Mines
Lindsay Hill
Margaret & Hank Hopping
Martha Carriger
Mary Leyden Johnson
MaryAnne McDonnell
Melissa Cross
Melissa Loper
Melissa White
Mike & Tiffanie Robinson
Miles and Drew
Mr. Chris Cushenbery
Mr. Robert Walker
Mrs. Audrey Smith
Mrs. Dana Mattioli
Mrs. Hannah Wayne
Mrs. Kathryn Campbell
Mrs. Pam Farless
Ms. Jessica Kinnard
Ned Carriger
News Corp for Dana Mattioli
Nicole Brock
Peterson Hostetler
Phil Trammell in honor of my sister-in-law, Donna Trammell
Randall Kinnard
Rebecca Brinkley
Rhonda Campbell
Robin Hoffmann
Sally and Sam Nelson
Sarah Arata
Sarah McGill
Shalin and Niti Tejani
Sharon & Jon Law
Stefanie Mansueto
Stephanie Hays
Stephanie Hays
Terri Holley
The Lawsons
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