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The Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund has raised over $2,700,000 for infant brain tumor research!

The Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was established in 2021 in memory of Francesca “Beans” Kaczynski. Beans passed away at nine months old on Christmas Eve 2020 of a rare brain tumor known as ATRT. 

Beans was an outgoing, bold and curious baby. She had huge, deep brown eyes that followed whatever her parents were doing. She loved eating and being held close, particularly in the evenings.  A Brooklyn-based Sesame Street fan, she enjoyed taking long walks around New York City and Boston, playing with her toys and balloons, attending speech therapy, and “petting” (i.e. grabbing) her cat Ryland.

With more than 20,000 grassroots donors, in less than two short years since Bean's death, the Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund has already raised more than $2,650,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and has set numerous fundraising event records. This money was crucial to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute establishing a brand new Infant Brain Tumor Program. And Team Beans is the biggest financial supporter of this program looking for cures for childhood brain cancer – the number one cause of death by disease in children. 

Team Beans has primarily raised money through the Boston Marathon, Pan-Mass Challenge and the sale of Team Beans merchandise. In 2021, Team Beans set the record for money raised for a team in the Pan Mass Challenger Winter Cycle, and in 2022, Team Beans became the number one internal Jimmy Fund fundraising team ever after our record-smashing total of $614,000 raised through the 2022 Boston Marathon.

Though Francesca will never get to experience the life she should have, with everyone’s support we can create a lasting legacy for her. 

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 and head of the new program, renowned expert Dr. Susan Chi, says 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.  


  • Andrew and Rachel

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,584,078.25
Goal:$0
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Event Honor Roll
2021 PMC Team Beans
$226,641
2021 Team Beans Boston Marathon Fundraising
2022 Boston Marathon
$615,403
Agilent for Nivedita Baindur
$300
Alex Chalimbekov and Julia Kabacka
Amaury Moulron
$1,000
Amber and Bradley Powell
$325
American Association for Cancer Research
Amy & Tad
$308
Amy Horowitz & Eugene Stern
Andie Mulvaney-Thorp
$2,200
Andreas Hartmann & Lucija Natek
$250
Andrew Kaczynski
$506
ANDREW W KACZYNSKI
$1,750
Anne Clarke Wolff
Anne Edwards
$250
Anne T Sullivan
$2,400
Anonymous
$50,432
Anonymous
$10,050
Anonymous
$10,000
Anonymous
$7,188
Anonymous
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$2,500
Anonymous
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$1,500
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$1,500
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$1,500
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$1,500
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$1,500
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$1,100
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$1,100
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$1,000
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$1,000
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$1,000
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$750
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$500
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$500
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$500
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$500
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$500
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$500
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$500
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$480
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$400
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$400
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$351
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$350
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$340
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$308
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$300
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$288
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$250
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$250
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$250
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$250
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$250
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Anu Gupta
$500
Ashley McCollum
Barbara Kaczynski
Barlow Family
$266
Beau Charlebois
$250
Becker Family
$500
Betsy Brown
$250
BPJohnston
$250
Bridget McNulty
$300
Caiden's Crusaders
$5,000
Camila Kerwin
$1,500
Charles J Alaimo
$750
Chris Niemczewski and Elise Hoffmann
$500
Christopher Eberle
$500
Colette Bertrand
Corinne Glassman
$5,100
Cort Boulanger
$250
Daniel S Holt
$300
david falk
Dawn Howard
$1,000
Deborah D Olszewski
$474
Deepa Damodar
$350
dGen Network
$1,000
Dierdre Savage
$250
Dina
Dina
$1,000
Donation in the name of Emilia Masciantonio.
$3,750
Dr. Andy Dunn
$250
Dr. Jorge A. Caballero and Family
Drew Crittenden
$250
Dylan & Brittany Baros
$500
Emily M Levine
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
Fren of @skominers
$1,000
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
Harriet Holliday
$250
Harris Family, Stephen, Kevin, Wm & Gi Gi, Brian & UNC
$500
Heidi Sandreuter
$500
howard wagner
$500
In memory of Clark Joseph Myers Haslanger
in memory of Stephen John Kaczynski
$500
Invariant
Jake and Jennifer Tapper
$2,400
Jamie and Michelle Strowhiro
$1,000
Jason C
$556
Jean Hoffman
$361
Jeff Morris and Lindsay Maxwell-Morris
$500
Jennifer & Tim Lyneis
Jeremy Naylor
$2,500
Jill Griffiths and David Keller family
$500
Jo-Ellen Peters
$250
Joan (Morris) Falcone
$250
John and Caterina Roman
$1,000
John and Sarah Daly
$1,000
John King
$5,217
John King
$1,290
John P. Avlon
$500
Jonathan Evans
$250
Joseph Smith
$950
Josh B
$250
Josh's birthday fundraiser via Facebook
Joshua Zeitz
$500
Judith Wallace
$500
Jupiter Medical Center Physicians Education Fund
$300
Karen Krieger
$1,000
Kari and Bill Foote & Family
$1,000
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
Kristina DiStasio
$250
Kyle Van Essen
$500
Laura and Stephen Sanford
$285
Laura Divenere
$250
Laura Henry Allen
$500
Laura M Gunn
Lauren, Monty, and Sloane with much love for Ollie and Family!
$250
Lisa Libicki
Lori Stingle
$350
Made on behalf Calista, Rowan, Micah, and Camille
$250
Marcia
$1,121
Marcia and Eric Kessler
$500
Mary Rosa
$500
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
Miss Jessica Gavora
$2,000
MJ Denisco
$250
MJ Lee and Alex Burns
$1,000
Mr. Alan Deckelbaum
$10,000
Mr. Aleksandr Chalimbekov
$288
Mr. Andrew Motel
Mr. Charles Forman
$250
Mr. Christopher Bryan
$1,000
Mr. Dan Rolleri
$1,000
Mr. Jack Johnson
Mr. Jing Zhang
Mr. John King
$250
Mr. John Ruszczynski
$1,000
Mr. Michael Massee
Mr. Michael Southerly
$1,000
Mr. Nicholas Logothetis
$500
Mr. Ozzie Palomo
$250
Mr. Peter Buzy
$15,000
Mrs. Erica Rolston
$500
Mrs. Jean Hoffman
$574
Mrs. Stephanie Hudesman
$1,000
Ms. Amy Stevens
Ms. Beth Myers
Ms. Betsy Brady
$500
Ms. Erin Isabelle Burnett
Ms. Francine Smilen
Ms. Kathleen Powell
$350
Ms. Kim Correia
$250
Ms. Nivedita Baindur
$300
Ms. Sandy Gottstein
$250
Ms. Sarah Gordon
$250
Ms. Tricia Cruise
$250
Nathalie Johnson-Noon
$300
Neal Kwatra
$5,000
Neely Family
$2,500
Ollie's Orchestra
$3,018
Pat Gaffigan
Pattison Posse
$288
Paul
$500
Paula Rice
$250
PMC Winter Cycle
$628,302
Rachel Ensign
$500
Rachel Ensign and Andy Kaczynski
$15,000
Rebecca Hattan
$324
Red Hat for Kevin McAnoy
Rick Werder
$500
Rita Poley
$500
Robert Miller
$250
Robin and Jeff Warzel
$250
Rubab Khan
$1,000
Ryan Timothy & Carla Norris
Sara Carpi
$500
Sarah Velenosi
$335
Scott, Ashley, Kendall, and Sara Kate Ross
$250
SE Cupp
SebastianStrong Foundation
$1,000
Sending love from Out of Zion on this Giving Tuesday. In honor of all our ATRT Families.
$250
Sobel Family Foundation
$500
Solairus Aviation
$2,500
Stephanie Cox
Steve Geise
$1,000
Steven N Geise
$1,000
Steven Sweetwood
$1,700
Sue Fazo & Brenda Carder
$500
Suz Meyer
$500
Team Beans
$500
Terry & Steve Kaczynski
$1,100
The Customink Llc
$6,521
The Epstein Family Giving Fund
The Foley Family
$500
The George Family
$500
The Harvey Family
$250
The Head Family Charitable Foundation
The Hudesman Family
$1,000
The Lejoly-Messengers
$250
The Maxfield Ostfeld Family
The Poersch Family
The Puzauskas Family Charitable Foundation
$2,000
The Rosalie K. Stahl Fund
The Ryan Family
The Sabo Family
$500
The Sacred Heart School
Thomas McGinley
$250
Tiffany Muller
$500
Tim Kerr Charities
$1,000
Tom and Kay Logan
$350
Tommy Vietor
$2,000
Tony Bordon
$250
Towle Family for Finley Maguire
$250
Tracy and Mary Vargo
$250
Trails for Travis
$500
Tyler O'Neill
$250
Tyton Partners in honor of Shari Schweizer
Vault Fitness
$1,000
Vikram Kulkarni
$500
Weijia Jiang & Luther Lowe
$1,000
Yasmeen Abutaleb
$2,500
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Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund

The Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund has raised over $2,700,000 for infant brain tumor research!

The Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was established in 2021 in memory of Francesca “Beans” Kaczynski. Beans passed away at nine months old on Christmas Eve 2020 of a rare brain tumor known as ATRT. 

Beans was an outgoing, bold and curious baby. She had huge, deep brown eyes that followed whatever her parents were doing. She loved eating and being held close, particularly in the evenings.  A Brooklyn-based Sesame Street fan, she enjoyed taking long walks around New York City and Boston, playing with her toys and balloons, attending speech therapy, and “petting” (i.e. grabbing) her cat Ryland.

With more than 20,000 grassroots donors, in less than two short years since Bean's death, the Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund has already raised more than $2,650,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and has set numerous fundraising event records. This money was crucial to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute establishing a brand new Infant Brain Tumor Program. And Team Beans is the biggest financial supporter of this program looking for cures for childhood brain cancer – the number one cause of death by disease in children. 

Team Beans has primarily raised money through the Boston Marathon, Pan-Mass Challenge and the sale of Team Beans merchandise. In 2021, Team Beans set the record for money raised for a team in the Pan Mass Challenger Winter Cycle, and in 2022, Team Beans became the number one internal Jimmy Fund fundraising team ever after our record-smashing total of $614,000 raised through the 2022 Boston Marathon.

Though Francesca will never get to experience the life she should have, with everyone’s support we can create a lasting legacy for her. 

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 and head of the new program, renowned expert Dr. Susan Chi, says 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.  


  • Andrew and Rachel

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