Maura's Fundraising Page

LET US COME TOGETHER TO DEFEAT CANCER!!

Together with several of my college friends, I will be participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk.  As many of you know, this will be our 6th year walking.

Why am I walking?  On a very personal level, the answer is fairly simple: I am one of the lucky survivors. I had colon cancer in 2011 and then had a recurrence in 2012. Thankfully, I have been cancer free since then. Others are not so lucky. My mother was diagnosed with liver cancer in March 2013 and died less than a year later. My uncle died a year after my mom from colon cancer. One of my cousins was also taken too soon from us because of cancer and another is fighting for her life.

My college friends and I walk to honor the memory of Gina Sweeney Gatter.  In late summer of 2016, Gina (one of my college roommates) was diagnosed with liver cancer and died that December. Naively I thought that if I gave her tons of encouragement and did my best to help her fight the cancer, that she would conquer the cancer and survive. Sadly, I was wrong. The world is a less vibrant place without Gina's laughter, creativity, art and empathy. Gina was one of my loudest cheerleaders during my battle with cancer and my inability to help her win her fight hit me very hard.   So, once again, we will be walking 13.1 miles in October to honor Gina (and my mother, uncle, cousins and countless others) and to raise money for research to cure, and develop more effective treatments for, cancer.

Each one of us has been touched by this dreadful disease, either personally or through a family member or close friend. So please support my efforts to help defeat this disease and give to my walk.  Any support is so appreciated!!

When you make a gift to my Walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge research and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$10,620
Goal:$17,500
Maura OSullivan's Team: Team Gina
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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Adam Hakki
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$500
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$200
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$50
Anthony and Jane
$100
Azam Aziz
Bob Downes
$200
Brian Burke
Craig Annis, Shearman and Sterling
$30
Cynthia E. Urda Kassis
$100
Donna M Parisi
$250
Doug Ingram and Family
$50
Frank & Ani Oliver
$300
Jane Gordon
$50
Jim Burke
Joe Patti
John & Maryellen Baker
$100
John and Sheila Featherston
$200
Jonathan and Benjamin Nallengara
$500
Ken & Jane Prince
$100
Ken Johnsen
Lisa Calapa
$50
Manuel A Orillac
$100
Maribel Almonte-Zwick
$100
Mark Niederberger
$100
Mary Beth in honor of Dad and Aunt Mary
Mary Ramsey
$30
Michael Chernick
Michael J S Moran
$100
Michael Shulman
$100
Mr. Brian Lucyk
$200
Mr. Byung Choi
Mr. Creighton Condon
$300
Mr. David Foster
$100
Mr. Hank D'Alessandro
$250
Mr. Jeff Saper
$50
Mr. Kenneth Kramer
$100
Ms. Cathy Seibel
$100
Ms. Emilia Naccarato
$50
Ms. Geline Midouin
Ms. Judith Fishlow Minter
$100
Ms. Maura OSullivan
$510
Randi & Fred Sosnick
$500
Rose & Greg Matzat
$500
Rosemary Vrablic
$500
Scott Schooley
$250
Sean Reilly
$100
Stephen Gruendel
$100
Tomasz Kulawik
$300
Tristan Family
$150
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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!