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Dear Team Beans supporters,

Five months ago we were blown away by your support after our nine-month-old daughter Francesca died on Christmas Eve. We have since raised more than $1,350,000 through your contributions. We don’t even know most of you, but your kindness and generosity have reaffirmed our belief that there’s so much good in the world. 

Today we’re thrilled to share that Dana-Farber is planning to use those funds to help establish a new Infant Brain Tumor Program. The center will be the place where the renowned hospital brings top doctors and researchers together in an effort to find better cancer treatments for babies with brain cancer.  

All of your donations will now be housed within the newly established Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor fund, which will support the Infant Brain Tumor Program. Though Francesca will never get to experience the life she should have, with your support we have created a lasting legacy for our daughter.

As anyone who followed Francesca’s story knows, treatment options for young children with brain tumors are still very limited. The only treatments for these aggressive cancers are often harsh chemotherapy regimens that require families to spend months living in the hospital. They often fail to work and sometimes, as we unfortunately learned firsthand, have fatal side effects. 

And yet the heroic medical professionals who work hard every day to improve outcomes of our babies too often face severe funding challenges. That’s why your contributions in Francesca’s memory are a huge game changer. 

Francesca’s neuro-oncologist, Dr. Susan Chi, tells us the new center will enable Dana-Farber to fund new projects and accelerate research in this crucial area. There’s so much work left to do to understand how brain cancer works in infants and explore less brutal treatments. And progress in this fight will only be made bit by bit through the kinds of clinical trials and research projects that the center will house. 

We miss Francesca tremendously every day. We will always be her parents and our efforts to fight childhood cancer are a way of staying true to our responsibility to take care of her.  

To mark the milestone of the new center and fund, we are personally donating $15,000 dollars to the Team Beans fund. 

We would be so honored if you would, once again, join us in supporting Dana-Farber financially. Even the smallest gift helps -- we have raised about $50,000 in gifts under $30 alone. Three people donated $1. The average donation was $74. We are grateful for every single cent.

We are so excited to have hit our goal of raising $1.5 million in Francesca’s memory by the end of 2021. 

Andy and Rachel

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$950,766.69
Goal:$0
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Alex Chalimbekov and Julia Kabacka
Ali L.
$250
Ali, Stephanie and Isla
Allison Garcimonde
$100
Allison Voelker
$100
Amanda Nethery
$130
Amy & Tad
$308
Amy Horowitz & Eugene Stern
AmyO
$180
Andreas Hartmann & Lucija Natek
$250
Andrew Kaczynski
$384
ANDREW W KACZYNSKI
$1,750
Anna Holbrook
$250
Anna Perng
$150
Anne Clarke Wolff
Anne Serody
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Anu Gupta
$500
Arielle Benayoun
AvG
$250
Bank of America for Lindsay Hany
$200
Barbara Comstock
$250
Barbara Merdler
$150
Basia L
$100
Bebe Albornoz
$100
Betsy McCormack
$100
Brandon and Taylor Hill
$150
Breighl Robbins
$100
Brett Holmberg
$100
Brian Dodgson
$150
Brooke Armour
Caiden's Crusaders
$5,000
Camila Kerwin
$1,500
Carissa Mirra
$100
Carl Mock
$200
Caroline and Elizabeth
$100
Castellote Hirsch Family
$100
Charles J Alaimo
$500
Cheryl and Dave Ghiselin
$250
Chris Tomassi
$100
Christian D'Orso
$100
Christopher Eberle
$500
Christy Lew
$250
Claudia Long
$100
Comfort Cuddles by Erin
Dave Brooks/Maureen Killian
$100
David Conrad
$250
Dawn Howard
$1,000
Deborah D Olszewski
$250
Deborah R Citron
$100
Debra Caruso
$100
Devon Spurgeon
$250
Diana and Brian Dellinger
$100
Dina
Dina
$1,000
Disney for Joshua Hoyos
$100
Don Slater
$250
Dr. Joanne Jacobson
$100
Dr. Joshua Bernstock
$180
Elizabeth May
$100
Ellen Landrigan
$100
Emma Beckerman
Eric's RX Shoppe COVID-19 Vaccine Fundraiser
$2,000
Erika Klein
$120
Erin McGuire
Family of Gabriella Pellicani
$1,000
For Beans and all the other Beans
$500
For Gabe.
$500
General Electric for Mark Serpa
$1,592
Gina Nolan
$100
Grandma & Grandpa Kaczynski (Terry & Steve)
$5,000
Harriet Holliday
$250
Harris Family, Stephen, Kevin, Wm & Gi Gi, Brian & UNC
$500
Heath and Angela Sharp
Heather Dauchert
$100
Heidi Sandreuter
$500
Hope and Dimples
$100
In loving honor of Francesca 💚
$250
In memory of Clark Joseph Myers Haslanger
In memory of John Orfali
$250
J.F. Smith
$250
Jason Silverman
Jeff and Regina
$100
Jennifer & Tim Lyneis
Jenny, Mark & Lila Mosier & always Michael
$250
Jessica
Jessica Cullen
$100
Jo-Ellen Peters
$250
Joanne Curran Angel
$100
Jodie Fornadley Marino
$100
John Birkett
$100
John King
$1,000
Joni Maloney
$100
Jordan & Meghan
$250
Joseph Smith
$750
Julian Dayal
$100
Julian Middleton
Jupiter Medical Center Physicians Education Fund
$300
Kamie LeClair
$100
Karen
$100
Kate K.
$250
Kathleen Gerrity
$100
Kathleen Schmidt
$500
Kathy Nubile
$100
Kerry McKibbin
$500
Kimberly More
$100
Kristen Consolo
$100
Kristin Van Weele
$200
Laura Henry Allen
$500
Laurie Asseo
Leigh Reardon
Linda Moran
$100
Lindsay and Todd Hany
$200
London Garcia
$100
Lori Stingle
$250
Margie S
$100
marilyn berson
$100
Mark Mouded
$200
Marnie Hulan
$100
Mary Rosa
$500
Matthew James Smith
$100
Melissa Tart
$100
Melissa Young
$100
Merck for Filippa Karcewski
$558
Michael B Pearson
$100
Michael Froman & Nancy Goodman
Mighty Quinn Boat Parade - Town River Yacht Club
$1,592
Mike & Setsuko Elder
$100
Misa Cowee
MJ Lee and Alex Burns
$1,000
Morgan Ebeling
$200
Mr. Alan Deckelbaum
$10,000
Mr. Andrew Dayton
$100
Mr. Antony Vickery
$100
Mr. Bhaskar Ramaraju
$100
Mr. David Pappalardo
$250
Mr. Didier William
$100
Mr. Edward Mann
Mr. Jing Zhang
Mr. Michael Southerly
$1,000
Mr. Richard Lyman
Mr. Stephen Krupin
$100
Mr. Stewart Crosland
$250
Mr. Taylor Holden
$100
Mrs. Ann Nichols
$100
Mrs. Barbara Allison
$100
Mrs. Danielle Oliver
$100
Mrs. Eileen Mulholland
$100
Mrs. Jean Hoffman
$450
Mrs. Karen Robilotta
$100
Mrs. Laura Tomlinson
$100
Mrs. Maureen Springer
$200
Mrs. Nancy Murphy
$100
Mrs. Tory Johnson
$250
Ms. Beth Myers
Ms. Francine Smilen
Ms. Jane Wells
$100
Ms. Jeanne Windbiel
Ms. Jeanye Kwack
Ms. Jennifer Weiss
$100
Ms. Jeri Looney
$100
Ms. Kim Correia
$250
Ms. Loren Lieberman
$100
Ms. Patricia DiCarlo
$250
Ms. Pervin Kalokhe
Ms. Rachel Krieger
$118
Ms. Rebecca Boggie
$100
Nanci Perocchi
$100
Nancy B
$150
Natasha Sarin
$100
Neal Kwatra
$5,000
Nicholas Elliott
$150
Nina Leek
$100
Ollie and Benji Horn
$118
Pam Amikam
Paul
$500
Paul E. Clifford
$100
Paula Rice
$250
Peter and Ashley Moon
$100
Phoenix, Arizona
$250
PMC Winter Cycle
$628,302
Rachel Ensign and Andy Kaczynski
$15,000
Rebecca Jarvis
$100
Rob & Heidi Retlzaff
$250
Robin and David Favreau
$250
Robin and Jeff Warzel
$250
Sandy Gottstein
$250
Sandy Ke
$100
Sandy Miller
$100
SE Cupp
Shannon Lee Scarborough
$100
Sherwin Williams for anonymous
Stacy Hochstein
$100
Stephanie Cox
Steve Geise
$1,000
Sunny McKee
$100
Susan Anders
$100
Susan Cary-Hanson
$250
Susan Pawlak-Seaman (& Hank from Above)
$200
Tara Zeigler
$100
Team Beans
$100
Teri and Jerry Drda
$100
The Ashears
$200
The Bach Family
$100
The Customink Llc
$6,521
The Epstein Family Giving Fund
The Foley Family
$500
The Rosalie K. Stahl Fund
Theresa Houck
$250
Tiffany Muller
$500
Tim Kerr Charities
$1,000
Todd & Mary Grove
$100
Tracy and Mary Vargo
$250
Trails for Travis
$500
Vic & Kate Matus
Vikram Kulkarni
$500
VIVIAN COHN
wendy sandler
$180
William Davis
William Perry
$250
Zalubas family
$123
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Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund

Dear Team Beans supporters,

Five months ago we were blown away by your support after our nine-month-old daughter Francesca died on Christmas Eve. We have since raised more than $1,350,000 through your contributions. We don’t even know most of you, but your kindness and generosity have reaffirmed our belief that there’s so much good in the world. 

Today we’re thrilled to share that Dana-Farber is planning to use those funds to help establish a new Infant Brain Tumor Program. The center will be the place where the renowned hospital brings top doctors and researchers together in an effort to find better cancer treatments for babies with brain cancer.  

All of your donations will now be housed within the newly established Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor fund, which will support the Infant Brain Tumor Program. Though Francesca will never get to experience the life she should have, with your support we have created a lasting legacy for our daughter.

As anyone who followed Francesca’s story knows, treatment options for young children with brain tumors are still very limited. The only treatments for these aggressive cancers are often harsh chemotherapy regimens that require families to spend months living in the hospital. They often fail to work and sometimes, as we unfortunately learned firsthand, have fatal side effects. 

And yet the heroic medical professionals who work hard every day to improve outcomes of our babies too often face severe funding challenges. That’s why your contributions in Francesca’s memory are a huge game changer. 

Francesca’s neuro-oncologist, Dr. Susan Chi, tells us the new center will enable Dana-Farber to fund new projects and accelerate research in this crucial area. There’s so much work left to do to understand how brain cancer works in infants and explore less brutal treatments. And progress in this fight will only be made bit by bit through the kinds of clinical trials and research projects that the center will house. 

We miss Francesca tremendously every day. We will always be her parents and our efforts to fight childhood cancer are a way of staying true to our responsibility to take care of her.  

To mark the milestone of the new center and fund, we are personally donating $15,000 dollars to the Team Beans fund. 

We would be so honored if you would, once again, join us in supporting Dana-Farber financially. Even the smallest gift helps -- we have raised about $50,000 in gifts under $30 alone. Three people donated $1. The average donation was $74. We are grateful for every single cent.

We are so excited to have hit our goal of raising $1.5 million in Francesca’s memory by the end of 2021. 

Andy and Rachel

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