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WHY WE'RE FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO FIGHT CANCER

Dear Team Beans supporters,

A year 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 $1,780,000 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. 

We’re thrilled to share with you 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.  

(You can read about some of the amazing clinical trials and research the Team Beans Fund is funding here!)

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 set a fundraising goal of $1.5 million by 2021, and we not only hit it. We smashed it!

Andy and Rachel

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$1,928,530.50
Goal:$0
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Event Honor Roll
2021 PMC Team Beans
$226,641
2021 Team Beans Boston Marathon Fundraising
Agilent for Nivedita Baindur
$300
Ali L.
$250
Amber and Bradley Powell
$325
Amy & Tad
$308
Amy Horowitz & Eugene Stern
Andie Mulvaney-Thorp
$2,200
Andrew Kaczynski
$506
ANDREW W KACZYNSKI
$1,750
Anne Clarke Wolff
Anne T Sullivan
$2,400
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$50,432
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$10,050
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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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$750
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$288
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Anu Gupta
$500
Ashley McCollum
Barlow Family
$266
Becker Family
$500
Bridget McNulty
$300
Caiden's Crusaders
$5,000
Camila Kerwin
$1,500
Catherine DeThorne
$250
Charles J Alaimo
$750
Cheryl and Dave Ghiselin
$250
Chris Niemczewski and Elise Hoffmann
$500
Christopher Eberle
$500
Corinne Glassman
$5,100
David Conrad
$250
david falk
Dawn Howard
$1,000
Deborah D Olszewski
$374
dGen Network
$1,000
Dina
Dina
$1,000
Don and Ellen.Colleluori
$250
Don Slater
$250
Donation in the name of Emilia Masciantonio.
$3,750
Dr. Carl Cohn
$250
Dylan & Brittany Baros
$500
Elizabeth Bruenig
$250
Ellen Mason
$250
Emmy Masciantonio & Hendrick Jinkens
$250
Eric's RX Shoppe COVID-19 Vaccine Fundraiser
$2,000
Ethan G Jucovy
$250
Family of Gabriella Pellicani
$1,000
For Beans and all the other Beans
$500
For Gabe.
$500
Francine Smilen
Fren of @skominers
$1,000
Gary and Kellye Stuart
$250
General Electric for Mark Serpa
$1,592
Google for Steph Hudesman
Google for Stephanie Hudesman
$1,000
Google for various donors
Grandma & Grandpa Kaczynski (Terry & Steve)
$5,000
Harris Family, Stephen, Kevin, Wm & Gi Gi, Brian & UNC
$500
Heath and Angela Sharp
Heidi Sandreuter
$500
howard wagner
$500
In loving honor of Francesca 💚
$250
In memory of Clark Joseph Myers Haslanger
Invariant
J.F. Smith
$250
Jake and Jennifer Tapper
$2,400
Jamie and Michelle Strowhiro
$1,000
Janna and Paul Ryan
Jason C
$556
Jeff Morris and Lindsay Maxwell-Morris
$500
Jeffrey Estes
$250
Jenny, Mark & Lila Mosier & always Michael
$250
Jeremy Naylor
$2,500
Jessica Sonpal and Michael DiFiore
$250
Jill Griffiths and David Keller family
$500
Joe and Kim Kwederis
$250
John and Caterina Roman
$1,000
John and Sarah Daly
$1,000
John and Sue Stillman
John King
$4,000
John P. Avlon
$500
Jonathan Evans
$250
Joseph Smith
$850
Josh's birthday fundraiser via Facebook
Joshua Zeitz
$500
Judith Wallace
$500
Julie and Stephen Vasil
Julie and Stephen Vasil in memory of Francesca Kaczynski
Jupiter Medical Center Physicians Education Fund
$300
Karen Krieger
$1,000
Kari and Bill Foote & Family
$1,000
Kate K.
$250
Kathleen Schmidt
$500
Katie, Jason and Delaney Cunningham
$500
Kelly Escobedo
Kerry McKibbin
$500
Keshav Bhat
$250
Kevin McAnoy
$1,224
Kevin McCarthy
$500
Kimberly Buccheri
King Wack Family
$250
Kyle Van Essen
$500
Laura Henry Allen
$500
Laura M Gunn
Lisa Libicki
Lori Stingle
$350
Luke Tomanelli
$250
Marcia
$1,121
Marcia and Eric Kessler
$500
Martha Zipp
Mary Rosa
$500
Matt and Laura Johnson
$250
Mel, Phil, Peyton and Teagan
$500
Merck for Filippa Karcewski
$658
Michael and Donna Bass
Michael Froman & Nancy Goodman
MICHAEL J MARGOLIS
$262
Mighty Quinn Boat Parade - Town River Yacht Club
$1,592
Mike & Kristin Foss
$1,500
Misa Cowee
Miss Jessica Gavora
$500
MJ Lee and Alex Burns
$1,000
Mr. Alan Deckelbaum
$10,000
Mr. Aleksandr Chalimbekov
$288
Mr. Andrew Motel
Mr. Christopher Bryan
$1,000
Mr. Dan Rolleri
$1,000
Mr. Daniel Holt
Mr. Jing Zhang
Mr. John Ruszczynski
$1,000
Mr. Michael Massee
Mr. Michael Southerly
$1,000
Mr. Nicholas Logothetis
$500
Mr. Peter Buzy
$15,000
Mr. Stewart Crosland
$250
Mrs. Debra Oates
Mrs. Erica Rolston
$500
Mrs. Jean Hoffman
$574
Mrs. Stephanie Hudesman
$1,000
Mrs. Theresa Sheehan
$250
Mrs. Tory Johnson
$250
Ms. Amy Stevens
Ms. Beth Myers
Ms. Betsy Brady
$500
Ms. Camille Johnston
Ms. Erin Isabelle Burnett
Ms. Francine Smilen
Ms. Jeanne Windbiel
Ms. Judi Meininger
$250
Ms. Kathleen Powell
$250
Ms. Kim Correia
$250
Ms. Nivedita Baindur
$300
Ms. Sarah Gordon
$250
Nathalie Johnson-Noon
$300
Neal Kwatra
$5,000
Neely Family
$2,500
Nick Giafis
$250
Pattison Posse
$288
Paul
$500
Paul Schneider
$250
Phoenix, Arizona
$250
PMC Winter Cycle
$628,302
Rachel Ensign
$500
Rachel Ensign and Andy Kaczynski
$15,000
Rebecca Hattan
$324
Red Hat for Kevin McAnoy
Rita Poley
$500
Rob & Heidi Retlzaff
$250
Robin and David Favreau
$250
Rubab Khan
$1,000
Ryan Timothy & Carla Norris
Ryan Williams
$250
Sara Carpi
$500
Sarah Velenosi
$335
Scott Duke Kominers
$250
Scott Zemser
$250
SE Cupp
Sean Sullivan
$250
SebastianStrong Foundation
$1,000
Sobel Family Foundation
$500
Solairus Aviation
$2,500
Stephanie Cox
Steve Engen
$250
Steve Geise
$1,000
Steven Sweetwood
$1,700
Sue Fazo & Brenda Carder
$500
Susan Shelton
$250
Suz Meyer
$500
Team Beans
$500
Terry & Steve Kaczynski
$1,100
The Artz Family
$250
The Balltzglier Family
The Customink Llc
$6,521
The Epstein Family Giving Fund
The Foley Family
$500
The George Family
$500
The Head Family Charitable Foundation
The Hudesman Family
$1,000
The Lejoly-Messengers
$250
The Maxfield Ostfeld Family
The Rosalie K. Stahl Fund
The Sabo Family
$500
The Sacred Heart School
Theresa Houck
$250
Tiffany Muller
$500
Tim Kerr Charities
$1,000
Tom and Kay Logan
$350
Tommy Vietor
$1,000
Tory Johnson
$250
Trails for Travis
$500
Tyton Partners in honor of Shari Schweizer
Vikram Kulkarni
$500
Weijia Jiang & Luther Lowe
$1,000
Yasmeen Abutaleb
$2,500
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Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund

Dear Team Beans supporters,

A year 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 $1,780,000 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. 

We’re thrilled to share with you 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.  

(You can read about some of the amazing clinical trials and research the Team Beans Fund is funding here!)

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 set a fundraising goal of $1.5 million by 2021, and we not only hit it. We smashed it!

Andy and Rachel

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