Emily's Fundraising Page

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

Steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

I am participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

December 2022 will mark the 14th Memorial for Cheun Lee. While time marches on, there will always be a place in our hearts that misses the husband, father and friend that cancer took away all too soon.  However, Larissa, Derek and I are committed to raising funds and to finding a cure against this life-altering disease.  This is our story…

In April of 2008, our father and husband, Cheun Lee, was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer. While we were lucky enough to be close to some of the leading sarcoma doctors in the field at Mass General Hospital, fighting this disease was an uphill battle. Dad was treated with intensive chemo, radiation and surgery to remove the football sized tumor that had quickly grown inside his body. Despite all efforts, we were on the losing end of this battle. Cheun passed away on December 24, 2008, Christmas Eve. For those of you counting, that is only 8 months from the time he was diagnosed.

Now, we don’t want to spend too much time on what a great father Cheun was (because he was the best!) or what a great husband Cheun was (because he loved our Mom dearly), or what a great friend he was (because he made so many people smile and laugh) because I want to motivate you to walk and donate. Here are just some of the many reasons:

BECAUSE…

             My dad will never get to celebrate his 52nd birthday

             My parents weren't able to celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary together

             My dad was not able to see Derek graduate from college, and medical school

             My dad will not be able to walk Larissa down the aisle one day or buy her first home (someday)

             Cheun will not make people laugh with his witty banter

             Father’s Day will never be the same

While life goes on, it doesn’t hurt any less to not have your father and husband share it with you.  Though Cheun is no longer here with us, we try our best to live life in ways that honor his memory.  This year, Derek graduated residency in CT hospital, while Larissa achieved SVP position with Ketchum in the Big Apple and living happily with Leia (my furry granddaughter). The 3 of us travels together whenever we get a chance. We always carry Cheun’s memorial card with us. This year we visited our favorite places Hawaii and visited family in Toronto.

We hope that you will donate to our page and support us on our Jimmy Fund walk on Oct 2, 2022.  No one should have to lose a loved one before their time.

Remember to hold your family and friends close and thank you for your support! Together, we can conquer cancer!

Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$5,120
Goal:$3,500
Emily Lee's Team: GEM
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
$200
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
$50
Ben & Ali Sherman
$50
Charlotte Anderson
$100
Cindy Levy
$100
Diane Gibbins
Donna L Roessler
$50
Frederick Lee
Helen Sun Spurlin
$100
Ho Yvette
$300
Irene Lee
$100
Joel Smith
$100
Karen Lee
$100
Lee Family in Memory of Cheun Lee
$500
Linda & Scott
$500
Manulife for Cynthia Levy
Manulife for Emily Lee
Manulife for John McLaughlin
Mr. John McLaughlin
$100
Mr. Polly Wan
Mrs. Deanna DeSchamp
$100
Mrs. Marie O'Rourke
$100
Mrs. Wanthani Inkatanuvat
$300
Ms. Andrea Roessler
$50
Ms. Elizabeth McCoy
$50
Ms. Emily Lee
$15
Ms. Tiffany Wong
$100
Mulligan's
$50
Nakhoon and Catie
$50
Norris & Jen
Patty Mak
$50
Scott Navin
$50
Sue and Jeff Jones
$100
The Hinkle Family
$100
The Sun Life Financial
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