Michael's Fundraising Page

Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!
Conquer cancer with the Jimmy Fund Walk!

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO DEFY CANCER

Unfortunately another year has gone by and they have not developed a cure for cancer.  They have made many advancements in cancer research but we are not there yet. Because of that I am once again participating in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk for 2022 taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!  

Most of you have known me for years and know my passion for supporting the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber in their mission to find a cure for cancer and providing the best patient care possible. My first exposure to cancer came in 1951 when I lost my father when I was 7.  Since that time I have lost many family members and friends to cancer and in 2017 I myself was treated for melanoma.  Having been a police officer for almost 40 years there hasn't been much I haven't seen.  I've had guns and knives pulled on me and been in some very scary situations.  But, I can truthfully say, nothing put the fear of God into me more than when I got the call from my Dermatologist telling me the biopsy she took was, in fact, melanoma cancer.  I was fortunate that it was diagnosed early and hopefully it has all been removed.  However, I still need to go every 6 months for a check up.  I was the lucky one.  Every year I walk for people I know and their family members who are battling cancer.  Some have been successful and beat cancer.  Others have not been so fortunate and lost their battle.  I walk again this year for my close friend, Ken Goldner, who has been battling Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) for the past 2 years.  Since my walk last year my friend, Dolly Woods, succumbed in her battle with cancer and I have been made aware of 3 other friends or family members who have been diagnosed.  This year I walk for them and all those I know who are fighting for their lives.  My wife, Penny, and daughter Kimberly, were each diagnosed about 4 years ago as having BHD (Birt-Hogg-Dube'), an extremely rare cancer gene.  So there are many selfish reasons for my participation each year in support of the Jimmy Fund.  I walk with Team Police Chiefs, which represents police chiefs across the Commonwealth. Since 1947 the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association have had the Jimmy Fund as their only charity.

This year with the walk no longer virtual and returning to the Boston Marathon route I'm hoping the number of participants and money raised increases..  We have witnessed that cancer does not take a break because of the Corona-virus.  More than ever the Jimmy Fund needs our support as do those fighting cancer.  Each of us can relate to cancer and know someone either with cancer or who has lost their battle.  When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

If you would be kind enough to donate to my walk you can log into “Jimmy Fund” and go to “Team Police Chiefs” and click on Michael Healy or if you would rather you can go directly to my personal web page and see exactly all those I walk for which is located at:

http://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/goto/MichaelHealy .

If you feel more comfortable contributing by check please make it payable to Jimmy Fund and send it to me at PO Box 51, West Dennis, MA 02670.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Jimmy Fund and remember this year more than ever they need your support. 

Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!

 

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$8,050
Goal:$8,500
Michael Healy's Team: Team Police Chiefs
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Alan Gould
$100
Anne Kelleher
$100
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$75
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$30
Anonymous
$30
Bob & Debby Faulconer
$50
Bob and Nancy Braga
$50
Bradford Newman
$200
Bradford Surner
$100
Bruce & Susan MacDougall
$100
Carol Amaral
$50
Carole Mathieson
Chief Bill Baker
$100
Chief Paul Armitage, Ret.
$100
Christine Geraghty
$200
Clifford Gaysunas
$20
David Healy
$100
Dawn Bird
Deb T
$50
Debra J. Piehl
$50
Denise King
$20
Diane Ryan
$25
Eileen Wheeler Sheehan
$50
Ernest Phillips
$50
Fran and Angela Hagerty
$50
from Leo & Barbara Gleason for Pediatric Research and Patient Care
$25
From your friends at MRI
$100
Harry Shepherd
$100
In memory of Leia Yanvary
$100
James Nash
$100
Jean Klaucke
$100
Jim & Joan Smith
Joe & Diane Borowick
$50
John & Anne Schiraga
$100
Judith Anne Lizotte
$100
Keep the Faith, Topcop! Best, GBear
$100
Kenneth Goldner
$100
Kevin Grady
$25
Kimberly Murphy
$100
Linda H
$100
Mark Hall
$100
Mary Ellen and Glenn Parker
Maryjane Walsh
$150
Marylou Sullivan
$100
Michael & Lisa McAuliffe
$250
Michael Healy
$15
Michael P Roche
$100
Mr. & Mrs. George A. MacConnell
Mr. Angel Rosario
$50
Mr. Donald Baima
$50
Mr. Drew Balunas
$100
Mr. Gerry Galvin
$200
Mr. Robert TROMBLEY
$100
Mr. Steven Carl
Mrs. Joan Corbett
$30
Mrs. Mary Quinn
$25
Ms. Diane Bonanno
$250
Ms. Sue Chapman
$100
Patty Cochrane
$100
Paul Hayes
$25
Peg Myers
Peter & Cheryl Wildermuth
Rajesh Vaidheeswarran
Reed V Hillman
$100
Regan Remillard
Rick & Nancy Powers
$100
Rick and Gerri Cayer
$100
Robert Elstermeyer
$50
Robert Grady
$100
Ronald Jones
$50
Sam DiPasquale
$30
Sean Baxter
$50
Spencer & Sarah Fisk
Spencer & Sarah Fisk
$30
Susan Gleason
$25
Thank you for all you do and for walking for my niece!!
$100
The Bell's
$50
The Pomeroy Resources Inc
$200
The Shrewsbury Homes Inc
$100
Thomas and Barbara Grady
$100
Tom & Joanne Barker
$100
Tony and Pat Campagnari
$100
Vinny Huynh
$50
Westport Police Association
$250
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Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's 50-50 balance between lifesaving research and total patient care.
Together, we can conquer cancer!