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Dear Team Beans supporters,

Five months ago we were blown away by your support after our nine-month-old daughter Francesca died on Christmas Eve. We have since raised more than $1,350,000 through your contributions. We don’t even know most of you, but your kindness and generosity have reaffirmed our belief that there’s so much good in the world. 

Today we’re thrilled to share that Dana-Farber is planning to use those funds to help establish a new Infant Brain Tumor Program. The center will be the place where the renowned hospital brings top doctors and researchers together in an effort to find better cancer treatments for babies with brain cancer.  

All of your donations will now be housed within the newly established Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor fund, which will support the Infant Brain Tumor Program. Though Francesca will never get to experience the life she should have, with your support we have created a lasting legacy for our daughter.

As anyone who followed Francesca’s story knows, treatment options for young children with brain tumors are still very limited. The only treatments for these aggressive cancers are often harsh chemotherapy regimens that require families to spend months living in the hospital. They often fail to work and sometimes, as we unfortunately learned firsthand, have fatal side effects. 

And yet the heroic medical professionals who work hard every day to improve outcomes of our babies too often face severe funding challenges. That’s why your contributions in Francesca’s memory are a huge game changer. 

Francesca’s neuro-oncologist, Dr. Susan Chi, tells us the new center will enable Dana-Farber to fund new projects and accelerate research in this crucial area. There’s so much work left to do to understand how brain cancer works in infants and explore less brutal treatments. And progress in this fight will only be made bit by bit through the kinds of clinical trials and research projects that the center will house. 

We miss Francesca tremendously every day. We will always be her parents and our efforts to fight childhood cancer are a way of staying true to our responsibility to take care of her.  

To mark the milestone of the new center and fund, we are personally donating $15,000 dollars to the Team Beans fund. 

We would be so honored if you would, once again, join us in supporting Dana-Farber financially. Even the smallest gift helps -- we have raised about $50,000 in gifts under $30 alone. Three people donated $1. The average donation was $74. We are grateful for every single cent.

We are so excited to have hit our goal of raising $1.5 million in Francesca’s memory by the end of 2021. 

Andy and Rachel

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$1,284,417
Goal:$0
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THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

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Event Honor Roll
2021 PMC Team Beans
$226,641
Alex Chalimbekov and Julia Kabacka
Ali L.
$250
Ali, Stephanie and Isla
Amanda Nethery
$130
Amy & Tad
$308
Amy Horowitz & Eugene Stern
AmyO
$180
Andreas Hartmann & Lucija Natek
$250
Andrew Kaczynski
$384
ANDREW W KACZYNSKI
$1,750
Anna Holbrook
$250
Anna Perng
$150
Anne Clarke Wolff
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$50,432
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$10,000
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$7,188
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$1,500
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$1,000
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$500
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$308
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$250
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Anu Gupta
$500
Arielle Benayoun
AvG
$250
Bank of America for Lindsay Hany
$200
Banquer Family
$100
Barbara Comstock
$250
Barbara Merdler
$150
Betsy Brown
$250
Betsy McCormack
$100
Bradford Danielson
$150
Brandon and Taylor Hill
$150
Brett Holmberg
$100
Brian Dodgson
$150
Bridget McNulty
$300
Brooke Armour
Caiden's Crusaders
$5,000
Camila Kerwin
$1,500
Carl Mock
$200
Carol Reid
$100
Charles J Alaimo
$500
Cheri Pierce
$150
Cheryl and Dave Ghiselin
$250
Christopher Eberle
$500
Christy Lew
$250
Comfort Cuddles by Erin
David Conrad
$250
David Kaufman
Dawn Howard
$1,000
Deborah & Jeffrey Wicks
$200
Deborah D Olszewski
$250
Deborah R Citron
$100
Devon Spurgeon
$250
Dina
$1,000
Dina
Don Slater
$250
Dr. Joshua Bernstock
$180
Drew Crittenden
$250
Ellen Mason
$250
Ellen Stein
$100
Eric's RX Shoppe COVID-19 Vaccine Fundraiser
$2,000
Erika Klein
$120
Erin McGuire
Family of Gabriella Pellicani
$1,000
For Beans and all the other Beans
$500
For Francesca
$250
For Gabe.
$500
Francine Smilen
Fren of @skominers
$1,000
Gary and Kellye Stuart
$250
General Electric for Mark Serpa
$1,592
Grandma & Grandpa Kaczynski (Terry & Steve)
$5,000
Harriet Holliday
$250
Harris Family, Stephen, Kevin, Wm & Gi Gi, Brian & UNC
$500
Heath and Angela Sharp
Heidi Sandreuter
$500
Hilary Carroll
$100
In loving honor of Francesca 💚
$250
In memory of Clark Joseph Myers Haslanger
In memory of John Orfali
$250
J.F. Smith
$250
Jackson Healthcare, LLC for Heather Dauchert
Jamie and Michelle Strowhiro
$1,000
Jason C
$556
Jeff and Regina
$100
Jeff Morris and Lindsay Maxwell-Morris
$500
Jennifer & Tim Lyneis
Jenny, Mark & Lila Mosier & always Michael
$250
Jessica Cullen
$100
Jo-Ellen Peters
$250
Joanne Curran Angel
$100
Joe and Kim Kwederis
$250
John King
$4,000
Jonathan Evans
$250
Joni Maloney
$100
Jordan & Meghan
$250
Joseph Smith
$850
Josh's birthday fundraiser via Facebook
Julie and Stephen Vasil
Jupiter Medical Center Physicians Education Fund
$300
Kari and Bill Foote & Family
$1,000
Kate K.
$250
Kathleen Schmidt
$500
Kathy Nubile
$100
Kelly Escobedo
Kerry McKibbin
$500
Kristin Van Weele
$200
Laura and Anthony Licata
$100
Laura and Jeff Gagnon
$200
Laura and Stephen Sanford
$150
Laura Divenere
$150
Laura Henry Allen
$500
Lauren & Jay Weintraub
$100
Lauren, Monty, and Sloane with much love for Ollie and Family!
$250
Laurie Asseo
Leigh Reardon
Linda Moran
$100
Lindsay and Todd Hany
$200
Lisa Balbona
$100
Lori Stingle
$250
marilyn berson
$100
Mark Mouded
$200
Martha Zipp
Mary Rosa
$500
Matt Iantosca
$250
Matthew James Smith
$100
Merck for Filippa Karcewski
$558
Michael Froman & Nancy Goodman
Mighty Quinn Boat Parade - Town River Yacht Club
$1,592
Miles and Levi Horn
$118
Misa Cowee
MJ Lee and Alex Burns
$1,000
Mona Moonis
$200
Morgan Ebeling
$200
Morgan Landon
$100
Mr. Alan Deckelbaum
$10,000
Mr. Antony Vickery
$100
Mr. David Pappalardo
$250
Mr. Didier William
$100
Mr. Edward Mann
Mr. Jing Zhang
Mr. John King
$250
Mr. Michael Southerly
$1,000
Mr. Stewart Crosland
$250
Mrs. Brittany Conklin
$150
Mrs. Catherine Daulizio
Mrs. Danielle Oliver
$100
Mrs. Jean Hoffman
$450
Mrs. Karen Robilotta
$100
Mrs. Mary Lynn Jackowicz
Mrs. Maureen Springer
$200
Mrs. Pam Amster
$100
Mrs. Shannon Brustad
$200
Mrs. Tory Johnson
$250
Ms. Beth Myers
Ms. Betsy Brady
$500
Ms. Camille Johnston
Ms. Christine Ryan
$200
Ms. Erin Isabelle Burnett
Ms. Francine Smilen
Ms. Jeanne Windbiel
Ms. Jeanye Kwack
Ms. Kim Correia
$250
Ms. Miriam Best
Ms. Patricia DiCarlo
$250
Ms. Pervin Kalokhe
Ms. Rachel Krieger
$118
Ms. Sarah Gordon
$250
Nanci Perocchi
$100
Nancy B
$150
Natasha Sarin
$100
Neal Kwatra
$5,000
Nicholas Elliott
$150
Nicole Friedman
Ollie and Benji Horn
$118
Pam Amikam
Pat Gaffigan
Paul
$500
Paul E. Clifford
$100
Paula Rice
$250
Phoenix, Arizona
$250
PMC Winter Cycle
$628,302
Rachel Ensign and Andy Kaczynski
$15,000
Rebecca Jarvis
$100
Rob & Heidi Retlzaff
$250
Robert Miller
$250
Robin and David Favreau
$250
Robin and Jeff Warzel
$250
Sandy Gottstein
$250
Sandy Miller
$100
Sarah Velenosi
$200
Sarah Welch
$100
Scott Duke Kominers
$250
SE Cupp
Sean Sullivan
$250
SebastianStrong Foundation
$1,000
Shannon Lee Scarborough
$100
Sharon and Earl
$100
Stacy Hochstein
$100
Stephanie Cox
Steve Engen
$250
Steve Geise
$1,000
Sue Fazo & Brenda Carder
$500
Susan Cary-Hanson
$250
Susan Iaccarino
$100
Susan Pawlak-Seaman (& Hank from Above)
$200
Susan Shelton
$250
Tara Zeigler
$200
The Ashears
$200
The Balltzglier Family
The Customink Llc
$6,521
The Epstein Family Giving Fund
The Foley Family
$500
The Lejoly-Messengers
$250
The Rosalie K. Stahl Fund
Theresa Houck
$250
Thomas McGinley
$250
Tiffany Muller
$500
Tim Kerr Charities
$1,000
Tim Magee
$100
Tom and Kay Logan
$350
Toni Verstandig
$250
Tracy and Mary Vargo
$250
Trails for Travis
$500
Verizon for Pam Amikam
$118
Vikram Kulkarni
$500
Vinay Pandey
$100
VIVIAN COHN
Weijia Jiang & Luther Lowe
$1,000
wendy sandler
$180
William Perry
$250
Zalubas family
$123
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Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund

Dear Team Beans supporters,

Five months ago we were blown away by your support after our nine-month-old daughter Francesca died on Christmas Eve. We have since raised more than $1,350,000 through your contributions. We don’t even know most of you, but your kindness and generosity have reaffirmed our belief that there’s so much good in the world. 

Today we’re thrilled to share that Dana-Farber is planning to use those funds to help establish a new Infant Brain Tumor Program. The center will be the place where the renowned hospital brings top doctors and researchers together in an effort to find better cancer treatments for babies with brain cancer.  

All of your donations will now be housed within the newly established Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor fund, which will support the Infant Brain Tumor Program. Though Francesca will never get to experience the life she should have, with your support we have created a lasting legacy for our daughter.

As anyone who followed Francesca’s story knows, treatment options for young children with brain tumors are still very limited. The only treatments for these aggressive cancers are often harsh chemotherapy regimens that require families to spend months living in the hospital. They often fail to work and sometimes, as we unfortunately learned firsthand, have fatal side effects. 

And yet the heroic medical professionals who work hard every day to improve outcomes of our babies too often face severe funding challenges. That’s why your contributions in Francesca’s memory are a huge game changer. 

Francesca’s neuro-oncologist, Dr. Susan Chi, tells us the new center will enable Dana-Farber to fund new projects and accelerate research in this crucial area. There’s so much work left to do to understand how brain cancer works in infants and explore less brutal treatments. And progress in this fight will only be made bit by bit through the kinds of clinical trials and research projects that the center will house. 

We miss Francesca tremendously every day. We will always be her parents and our efforts to fight childhood cancer are a way of staying true to our responsibility to take care of her.  

To mark the milestone of the new center and fund, we are personally donating $15,000 dollars to the Team Beans fund. 

We would be so honored if you would, once again, join us in supporting Dana-Farber financially. Even the smallest gift helps -- we have raised about $50,000 in gifts under $30 alone. Three people donated $1. The average donation was $74. We are grateful for every single cent.

We are so excited to have hit our goal of raising $1.5 million in Francesca’s memory by the end of 2021. 

Andy and Rachel

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