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Conquer cancer with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge!
Conquer cancer with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge!

I'm reaching out to you today to tell you about a challenge I have recently taken on in hopes that you will help me to not only achieve my goal, but to assist the fight against something that has affected my family and many others. On April 18, 2022, I will be running the Boston Marathon for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC). I chose to represent Dana-Farber because I have personally seen loved ones and family friends suffer from cancer and all funds--a full 100 percent--raised by DFMC benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, widely recognized as one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind. Based on a rigorous and highly selective process, the Barr Program funds the brightest, most creative scientists making basic research discoveries that are transforming cancer treatment. Barr Investigators have made numerous major breakthroughs resulting in improved survival rates and quality of life for thousands of patients everywhere. After witnessing firsthand the devastating effects that cancer has on the lives of its victims and their loved ones, I have decided to run the marathon to raise awareness and support. Barr Investigators have made, and continue to make, amazing advances in diverse areas of cancer research. For example, Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, and colleagues developed a novel approach to researching how drugs currently used for one cancer might be highly effective in treating other cancers in completely unanticipated ways. This breakthrough led to the discovery that the drug Gefitinib, used initially only for a type of chronic leukemia, could be effective for acute leukemias and led directly to a promising new clinical trial at Dana-Farber. Most of you know people personally who have suffered from cancer. So, as part of my fundraising, if you wish to donate in honor of someone who is suffering or has suffered from cancer, I will write their name on a ribbon and pin it to my singlet during race day as a memoriam to their struggle and resilience. My personal goal is to raise $7,500 towards our team goal of $5.5 million! It only takes a few moments to potentially change someone's life. Thank you in advance for your support! I know that it can be a hassle to be solicited from friends and family, but it truly is a great cause and I appreciated any and every donation. Individually, we can only do so much, but together we can make a real impact in the fight against cancer.

In 2022, hundreds of Dana-Farber runners will take to the streets to participate in the 126th Boston Marathon®. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team runs and raises funds with thousands of special people in mind. From Hopkinton to Boston, we carry thoughts of those people every step of the way.
 
One hundred percent of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These funds are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research.
 
Thank you for your support! Together, we're headed toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$7,787.40
Goal:$7,500
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Ahura Shadfar
$20
Anonymous
Anonymous
Austin de la Torre
Avery McCloskey
Ben Wakim
$25
Brendan Taylor
$50
Caroline Pace
$200
Charlie Pace
$50
Charlie Reen
$50
Charlotte R Meyer
Chris Mancini
$25
Clay Best
$20
Cole Croker
$25
Colin Arber
$20
Daisy Ferleger
$20
Deborah Gillis
$100
Dr. Sam Naples
$20
Emily and James Sullivan
$100
Eric T Berridge
$100
Ernst Family
$200
Ethan Lloyd
$25
Gallucci Family
$100
Gasparro Family
$250
Georgia Severson
$10
Google for Daisy Ferleger
$20
Greg Slattery
$10
Gwen Dolce
$25
Harrison Eppers
$20
Hickey Family
$100
in honor of my sister Katie Shultis' fight against cancer!
$50
Jack Magarelli
$100
Jake Caunedo
$10
Joe Bednar
$25
Joey's mom Sally! Good luck Tommy
$100
John and Lynn Chiota
$100
John Soroka
$25
KC & Eric Gies
$250
Kyle Gillis
$50
Lexi
$20
Libby Trimble
$20
Liz Fitzgerald
$100
Lucy and Charlie Moore
$100
Malachy Beyer
$20
Mark Davis
$100
Mary Ellen Morelli ( Alexandra mom)
$50
Mary Tomei
$20
MaryAnn Capozzi
$100
Matthew Howe
$250
Meaghan Fullerton
$100
Min Kim
$25
Mr. Mario Ronco
$50
Mr. Michael Shannon
$1,000
Mr. Richie Pace
$200
Mr. Tommy Pace
$50
Ms. carol pace
$250
Ms. Cole Zaharris
$26
Naomi Brickel
$75
Nelson Ritter
$50
Nick Morton
$50
Nicole and Andris Morton
$100
Owen Walsh
Pat Boyle
$50
Patrick Uglum
$10
Robby Hughes
$20
Sarah Magarelli
$50
Sasha Jouldjian
$20
Tara Croker
$100
The Anderson Clan
$250
The Carter Family
$500
The Farrel Family
$100
The Larsen Family
$100
The Marx Family
$100
The Trimble family
$100
Tina & Eddie Dunn
$100
Tom and Karen Hamilton
$500
Tom Holmes
$50
Tommy Gies
$10
Whitton Family
$50
William Attisha
$26
Pacesetter
Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can conquer cancer!