Move 4 Heather (#m4h)'s Fundraising Page

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

Move 4 Heather Challenge (#m4h) and Do What Moves You!

www.Facebook.com/M4HGBM

In July 2021, Heather Walker, a fun-loving, free-spirted wife and mom of two young daughters, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer: glioblastoma. In the face of this challenge, Heather immediately thought of how she could help others and started the Heather Walker Fund for Glioblastoma Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she is being treated.

Heather is an inspirational woman who loves life. We’re asking you to Move 4 Heather (#m4h) by following these steps:

1. Reach deep into your bucket list and do something that moves you. It can be something big like diving with sharks or something small like trying a new food.

 2. Take a photo or video of you accomplishing this bucket list item and use the hashtag #m4h.

3. Make your donation to the Heather Walker Fund online on our fundraising page or by mailing a check:

            Make checks out to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and mail to:

            Move for Heather, Heather Walker C/O Dana-Farber

           50 Pilgrim Road, Marblehead, MA 01945

4. Now the fun part! Challenge 3 friends to PARTICIPATE AND DONATE by tagging them on social media, emailing them, calling them up, however you want to reach them.Heather-Walker-3

Social Media:

Check out our social media pages here to see how others are Moving 4 Heather:

Press

Where will your donation go?

The money raised will go directly to the Heather Walker Glioblastoma Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This fund will create massive and much needed awareness for this orphan form of cancer. Dr. Reardon at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is currently overseeing a trial in collaboration with the DNA/RNA sequencing facilities at the MIT Broad Institute using immunotherapy to combat Glioblastoma by creating a vaccine to eradicate it. Your dollars will have a direct impact on Heather and hundreds of others immediately who are fighting this very difficult form of brain cancer. All donations made through this page are tax deductible gifts to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and will receive an email receipt.

On the vaccine: Heather’s vaccine treatment is called “Neovax”. DFCI, led by Dr. Reardon, are is conducting a trial in collaboration with a MIT group of researchers at the Broad Institute. The researchers do  all required sequencing to help identify tumor specific mutations that are expressed as aberrant proteins uniquely by the tumor cells which can then be targeted by the vaccine.  Neovax is a personalized, vaccine based on genetic sequencing of tumor vs normal cells to identify mutations giving rise to abnormal proteins that are only found on tumor cells. The vaccine includes up to 20 such targets per patient and is highly specific and robust for each person’s tumor.

Why the funding matters now: Many of the clinical trials (including Neovax) used to treat Glioblastoma patients are funded directly by philanthropy dollars. The research is complex and time-consuming and philanthropic funding allows more research to happen and faster which leads to better patient outcomes. Immunotherapy treatments, like what Heather is receiving, are currently taking 2-3 months to turn around. Ideally, Dr. Reardon would like to expedite these treatments to a 2-3 week timeline as urgency is critical for the patient. Philanthropy dollars allow Dr. Reardon and his team to strategically combine efforts to have the most impact on the patient population. There’s no lack of possibilities but there are limited resources. Philanthropy support can increase resources and allow research to have the biggest impact on patients. The funding will help us continue to advance this Neovax platform and expand it to be more available and more effective for GBM patients.

Who is HEATHER WALKER?

Heather-Walker

Heather is a fun loving, free spirited lover of life and generous soul. She grew up and lives on the North Shore of Boston and currently lives in Marblehead with her incredible husband Stephen and two wonderful young daughters Sammy  and Taylor along with Lexie, her sweet yellow lab.

Heather is known to spontaneously jump in a kayak, hop on a paddle board, cruise on water skis or just ski, get whipped  around tubing, running like crazy with her Peloton. She is a lobster lovin' gal who always lives life to the fullest. She even kayaked with 7 men (including her husband) from Boston to Provincetown to raise money for the Pan Mass Challenge Annual Bikeathon for Cancer Research...no easy feat!

She is an inspiring friend who is a practical jokester and said upon her diagnosis "If we don't laugh then there is no point in doing this".

Heather is the VP of Public Relations for the Boston Celtics and a beloved member of their team and the Boston community as a whole. She started in 2008 and it's no wonder they won a championship in less than a year after she started!

Please help us fight with/for this warrior by championing for her to take this disease head on by participating in this challenge and raising money for the Heather Walker Glioblastoma Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Who has been affected by glioblastoma?

Beau Biden, John McCain, Ted Kennedy, Litsa Menounos (Maria's mother) and many others have valiantly fought and sadly succumbed to this devastating disease.

Information on glioblastoma research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

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Goal:$100,000
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$250
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$100
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$250
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$100
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$100
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$100
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$100
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$100
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$250
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$100
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$100
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$200
Cindy Miller, MD
$100
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$400
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$1,000
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$250
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$250
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$100
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Darren Miles
$100
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$250
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$100
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$250
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$150
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$500
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$100
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$250
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$500
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$100
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$500
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$250
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$500
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$200
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$250
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$100
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$100
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$100
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$1,000
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$100
Emily McCavanagh
$100
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$500
Erika Carroll
$250
Eva Reineke
Farra D'Orazio
$100
Flávia
$100
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$5,000
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$2,500
Gene Lavanchy
George & Lysa Modica
$250
Gerri Ludwig
$100
Greg and Susan DeLuca
$100
Greg Powers
$100
Gregg Silverio & Marion Williams
$100
Holly and Jerry O'Neill
$500
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$250
Jacqui Lewis
$500
James & Marilyn Walker
$200
James & Tanya Parker
$250
James R Youmans III
$200
Jamie & Meredith
$1,000
Jamie Hosker
$250
Jason Bidwell
$500
Jay & Liza Goldman
$100
Jeannette Hsu
Jeff Eckman
$100
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$250
Jen and Craig
$500
Jen and Lennie DeAngelo
$100
Jennie Sheridan
$100
Jennifer Aiello
$250
Jennifer & Craig Berquist
Jess
$100
JJ & Joanie
$200
Joe and Felicia Pagliuca
$500
Joel and Patricia Blackmer
$500
John Heald
$100
John Orr
$100
John Pri ndiville
$250
Kara Crowley
$100
Kara Walker
$100
Karen & Dan Powell
Katherine Morse
$1,000
Kelley Tuthill
$100
ken and susan walton
Kevin & Beth Goff Family
Kevin Gibbons Family
Kid Coo & Molly
$100
Kirsten (Bolten) Phalen
$250
Krissy & Frank Sgambellone
$100
Kristen & John Picard
$125
Kristine Donovan
$100
Kyle George
Larry & Maria Green
$5,000
Laura Fleming
Lauren McKenney
lee bolten in support of Heather
$200
Leigh Edwards Allison Panetta
$250
Leon & Marion Semonian Charitable Trust
$5,000
Lisa and Brooks Wales
$100
Lisa Canale
$250
Lisa Pescatore Bouchard
$100
Logan Dickinson
Lori and David Sherf
$180
Lou Yaffe
$100
Love you Heather, Mariellen & Jeremiah Burns
$400
Lynn Barno
$100
Mackenzie Henderson
$250
Marc Spears
Marci and Chris Gallup
$250
Marcy Jackson
$1,000
Maria Karametsopoulos
$100
Mark Kroninger
Mark, Dona & Seneca Semonian
$250
Mary Anne & Michael Cronin
$100
Mary McGeown
$200
Mary Richardson
$100
Meg Kackley & Laurel Lance
$1,000
Megan Greenstein
$100
Meryl and Chris Thompson
$500
Michael Jilling
$100
Michael Levine
$100
Michael Shipkin
$100
Michelle McKelvey
$100
Move 4 Heather Checks
$10,800
Moving 4 Heather!
$100
Mr. Devin McGlynn
Mr. Eric Fargo
$100
Mr. John Eleftherakis
$500
Mr. Joseph Federico
$250
Mr. Joseph Lucchese
$500
Mr. Kieran Mahan
$100
Mr. Mark Kenney
$250
Mr. Mike Rotondi
$1,000
Mr. Nicola Bogani
$1,600
Mr. Stephen Saxe
$100
Mr. William Eveleth
$500
Mrs. Donna Barakauskas
$250
Mrs. Hunter Leah
$100
Mrs. Nicole Reilly
$100
Ms. Alison Prindiville
$100
Ms. J Ostrowski
Ms. Jackie MacMullan
$250
Ms. Maureen Gardiner
$250
Ms. Nancy Morrison
$150
Nancy Smith in support of Heather Walker
$100
NBA PR FAMILY
$500
NBA PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTORS ASSN
$500
Nicholas Bishop
Nicholas Cacici
$100
Nicole Federico
$250
Nicole Maffeo Russo
$100
Nika fighting for little brother Bob. Xo
$100
Noelle Crosby
Offline Checks
$65,160
Offline Gift
$24,835
Pam Jackson Avid Fan of Heather and the Celtics
$100
Parker Bigley
$100
Patricia Wrixon
Patti & Jim Grillo
$100
Paul & Jackie Murphy
$150
Paul & Jenni Cacciatore
Paul Ferazzi
Peter DiMarzio
$100
Rebecca Murtagh
$500
Rev. Fr. Krikor & Yeretzgin LuAnn Sabounjian
$250
Rich & Marge Robb
$500
Rich and Deb Stamm
Rich Gotham
Richard Brody
$100
Rick & Andrea Flynn
$150
Rick & Donna Wright
$100
Robyn & Ed Miller
$250
Ron Isaacs and Hélène Rieu-Isaacs
$180
Ryan and Valerie McDonough
$500
Rye Walker Family
$500
Salerno Family
$500
Sam Lorusso
$100
Sandy Tennant
$500
Sara Trudel
$100
Scituate for Heather
$500
Scituate for Heather
$250
Scituate for Heather
$250
Scituate for Heather
$200
Scituate for Heather
$200
Scituate for Heather
$100
Scituate for heather matching funds
$2,000
Scott and Jane Johnson
$250
Shayna S.
$100
Shirley J Knowles
$100
Skillins Greenhouses
$100
Skip an Julie Perham
$100
Slavets
$100
Stan Leven
$100
Steph and Scott Curran
$100
Steve and Carol Garfield
$250
Steve Maio & Deb Flohr
$1,000
Susan & Chris Walker
$1,000
Susan Tayebati
Sutliffe Family - 30 Memory Lane - Forest Lake
$100
Tara Martin & Family
$200
Taylor Kielpinski-Rogers
Team Russman
$250
Ted and Judy
$500
The Boswell Family
$1,000
The Delaney Family
$100
The Frutman Family
$100
The Griffin Family
The Gurdin Family
$500
The Heit Family
$250
The Horford Family
The Horne Family
$250
The Lynch Foundation
The O'Brien Family
$100
The O'Meara Family
$250
The Sherbovich Family
$250
The Twiss Family
Thomas J. Roach
$100
Tim & Jill
$200
Tim and Jen Fox
$250
Tim and Valerie
$200
Tim Brett
$250
Tim Frank
Timothy Daley
$100
Timothy Stotz
$250
Tom Connor
$500
Tom Tower
$250
Top Gun 2010Elites/Top Gun 2012Platnium Hockey Club Honors Pete Bamberg
Tracy and Marc Orloff
$100
Trish and Bill Conway
$250
Tyler Goff
$100
Wayne and Nancy Morrison
$500
William Connell
$100
William Gurdin MD
$500
William j Ritchotte ii
$200
William Rowan
$1,000
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Move 4 Heather (#m4h)

Move 4 Heather Challenge (#m4h) and Do What Moves You!

www.Facebook.com/M4HGBM

In July 2021, Heather Walker, a fun-loving, free-spirted wife and mom of two young daughters, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer: glioblastoma. In the face of this challenge, Heather immediately thought of how she could help others and started the Heather Walker Fund for Glioblastoma Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she is being treated.

Heather is an inspirational woman who loves life. We’re asking you to Move 4 Heather (#m4h) by following these steps:

1. Reach deep into your bucket list and do something that moves you. It can be something big like diving with sharks or something small like trying a new food.

 2. Take a photo or video of you accomplishing this bucket list item and use the hashtag #m4h.

3. Make your donation to the Heather Walker Fund online on our fundraising page or by mailing a check:

            Make checks out to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and mail to:

            Move for Heather, Heather Walker C/O Dana-Farber

           50 Pilgrim Road, Marblehead, MA 01945

4. Now the fun part! Challenge 3 friends to PARTICIPATE AND DONATE by tagging them on social media, emailing them, calling them up, however you want to reach them.Heather-Walker-3

Social Media:

Check out our social media pages here to see how others are Moving 4 Heather:

Press

Where will your donation go?

The money raised will go directly to the Heather Walker Glioblastoma Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This fund will create massive and much needed awareness for this orphan form of cancer. Dr. Reardon at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is currently overseeing a trial in collaboration with the DNA/RNA sequencing facilities at the MIT Broad Institute using immunotherapy to combat Glioblastoma by creating a vaccine to eradicate it. Your dollars will have a direct impact on Heather and hundreds of others immediately who are fighting this very difficult form of brain cancer. All donations made through this page are tax deductible gifts to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and will receive an email receipt.

On the vaccine: Heather’s vaccine treatment is called “Neovax”. DFCI, led by Dr. Reardon, are is conducting a trial in collaboration with a MIT group of researchers at the Broad Institute. The researchers do  all required sequencing to help identify tumor specific mutations that are expressed as aberrant proteins uniquely by the tumor cells which can then be targeted by the vaccine.  Neovax is a personalized, vaccine based on genetic sequencing of tumor vs normal cells to identify mutations giving rise to abnormal proteins that are only found on tumor cells. The vaccine includes up to 20 such targets per patient and is highly specific and robust for each person’s tumor.

Why the funding matters now: Many of the clinical trials (including Neovax) used to treat Glioblastoma patients are funded directly by philanthropy dollars. The research is complex and time-consuming and philanthropic funding allows more research to happen and faster which leads to better patient outcomes. Immunotherapy treatments, like what Heather is receiving, are currently taking 2-3 months to turn around. Ideally, Dr. Reardon would like to expedite these treatments to a 2-3 week timeline as urgency is critical for the patient. Philanthropy dollars allow Dr. Reardon and his team to strategically combine efforts to have the most impact on the patient population. There’s no lack of possibilities but there are limited resources. Philanthropy support can increase resources and allow research to have the biggest impact on patients. The funding will help us continue to advance this Neovax platform and expand it to be more available and more effective for GBM patients.

Who is HEATHER WALKER?

Heather-Walker

Heather is a fun loving, free spirited lover of life and generous soul. She grew up and lives on the North Shore of Boston and currently lives in Marblehead with her incredible husband Stephen and two wonderful young daughters Sammy  and Taylor along with Lexie, her sweet yellow lab.

Heather is known to spontaneously jump in a kayak, hop on a paddle board, cruise on water skis or just ski, get whipped  around tubing, running like crazy with her Peloton. She is a lobster lovin' gal who always lives life to the fullest. She even kayaked with 7 men (including her husband) from Boston to Provincetown to raise money for the Pan Mass Challenge Annual Bikeathon for Cancer Research...no easy feat!

She is an inspiring friend who is a practical jokester and said upon her diagnosis "If we don't laugh then there is no point in doing this".

Heather is the VP of Public Relations for the Boston Celtics and a beloved member of their team and the Boston community as a whole. She started in 2008 and it's no wonder they won a championship in less than a year after she started!

Please help us fight with/for this warrior by championing for her to take this disease head on by participating in this challenge and raising money for the Heather Walker Glioblastoma Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Who has been affected by glioblastoma?

Beau Biden, John McCain, Ted Kennedy, Litsa Menounos (Maria's mother) and many others have valiantly fought and sadly succumbed to this devastating disease.

Information on glioblastoma research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

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