Amber's Angels' Fundraising Page

Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

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

On Sunday October 3rd, Amber's Angels will lace up our sneakers for the 19th time to walk in the annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. Sadly due to COVID-19 this year’s walk will again be virtual. Regardless of this, I've pledged to raise funds that will be used to support critical cancer research and innovative pediatric and adult patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Will you please make a gift to support my walk? 

For those of you that may not know Amber’s story, here’s a quick look. Amber was just shy of her 4th birthday when I brought her to her pediatrician because of a fever and swollen face. After repeated inconclusive blood tests, we were sent to the Children’s Hospital ER. After hours in the ER we were admitted and told that Amber may have a bad virus, however, they would be running more tests and doing a bone marrow test to help diagnose her. Within 2 days we were told that Amber had ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). Needless to say our world came to a crashing halt. From that point on we were concerned with only one thing, and that was getting our baby healthy again. We were informed that Amber would need 2 years of chemotherapy to get rid of this cancer in her blood. We spent the next two years in and out of Boston’s Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Clinic. Amber went through numerous treatments and procedures, and endured too many side effects to mention. But through it all she stayed strong and helped Victor and I push through the hardest of days with her contagious giggle and love for life. We know that had it not been for all the amazing doctors, researchers, nurses, volunteers and friends we came to know at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, we may not have our little girl (young woman) today. We thank God everyday for all that they do!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$1,190
Goal:$3,000
1team member

THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS

C = Team Captain
NAME
AMOUNT RAISED
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THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Team Honor Roll
Cookie Gula
$50
Deanna Cook - In honor of Amber Lily
$100
Holly Miller & McDonough School Staff
$280
Jacqueline Taylor
$30
Jeffrey Lodding
$30
Jessamyn Martin
Kiersten Handschumaker
$50
Linda Phillips
$100
Maria A Mendonca
$100
Mrs. Amy M DaRosa
$5
Mrs. Diane Carvalho
$100
Mrs. Margarida Formato
$30
Ms. Carole Phillips
$50
Stacy Harrison
Tamara Dzialo
$100
Teresa & Joe Cardoso
$50
Terry Cardin
$25
The Bridges Family
I'm Living Proof buttons
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!














2021 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

Amber's Angels

On Sunday October 3rd, Amber's Angels will lace up our sneakers for the 19th time to walk in the annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. Sadly due to COVID-19 this year’s walk will again be virtual. Regardless of this, I've pledged to raise funds that will be used to support critical cancer research and innovative pediatric and adult patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Will you please make a gift to support my walk? 

For those of you that may not know Amber’s story, here’s a quick look. Amber was just shy of her 4th birthday when I brought her to her pediatrician because of a fever and swollen face. After repeated inconclusive blood tests, we were sent to the Children’s Hospital ER. After hours in the ER we were admitted and told that Amber may have a bad virus, however, they would be running more tests and doing a bone marrow test to help diagnose her. Within 2 days we were told that Amber had ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). Needless to say our world came to a crashing halt. From that point on we were concerned with only one thing, and that was getting our baby healthy again. We were informed that Amber would need 2 years of chemotherapy to get rid of this cancer in her blood. We spent the next two years in and out of Boston’s Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Clinic. Amber went through numerous treatments and procedures, and endured too many side effects to mention. But through it all she stayed strong and helped Victor and I push through the hardest of days with her contagious giggle and love for life. We know that had it not been for all the amazing doctors, researchers, nurses, volunteers and friends we came to know at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, we may not have our little girl (young woman) today. We thank God everyday for all that they do!

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