Will's Fundraising Page

My Bar Mitzvah project is to raise money for the Dana Farber Clinic and run in my first half marathon in honor of Miles Goldberg and his family
My Bar Mitzvah project is to raise money for the Dana Farber Clinic and run in my first half marathon in honor of Miles Goldberg and his family

It is not too late to donate- even though we have gone beyond $18K please still consider giving.

 

I  just turned 13 years old.  In Judaism, this marks my becoming a Bar Mitzvah, which is the ritual that signifies that I am ready to participate within the Jewish community as an adult.  To represent this milestone, I have decided to take on a project that will raise money for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of our close family friend, Miles Steven Goldberg.

Like I am now, Miles was only 13 years old when he passed away in 2017. For my Bar Mitzvah project, I want to honor Miles’ life and our memories of him and let his family know how much they mean to me and my family - especially his brother Louis who is both a best friend and like a brother to me. My goal is to raise at least $1000 for each of Miles’ 13 years and for each mile I plan to run in The Covered Bridges Half Marathon in June in Pomfret, Vermont (https://cbhm.com/).

The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community fundraising events.  Miles received important services and care at the Dana Farber Clinic through the support of the Jimmy Fund; I have seen firsthand how impactful their work is and I am excited to invite you to join me in raising money for this important cause.

Please join me in celebrating Miles’ memory by donating to my project.  I know my fundraising goal might seem ambitious, and it is ok if I don’t reach it, but it would be very meaningful if you would consider helping me try to achieve it and if by chance, we go beyond it- that would be amazing!  

Please consider sending this link to at least 3 other people: family, friends, coworkers, community members anyone you might think would like to participate.  All contributions are tax deductible and will go directly to Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund; Donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated- no amount is too small and no amount is too large.

Thank you!

Will Ramsay

 

UPDATE 2.4.19:  We made it to the initial goal of at least $13,000!  I know it was an ambitious goal but with the help of many generous donors (thank you again!), we hit it in less than 3 weeks! As a result, I am going to raise my goal to $16,000 AND will keep raising it if I can; there is no such thing as too much money for cancer research.  If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, please do. Please continue to share this link with family and friends in your communities with the hope that they too will want to contribute.  The work of Dana-Farber and The Jimmy Fund is very important and I know that our final donation will help a lot of people.  Thank you!

 

UPDATE 5.28.19:  We hit $16,000! I am again raising my goal, this time to $18,000. Please know that you can still contribute toward this effort.   So, why am I running as a member of the Dana-Farber Run-Any-Race-2019 team?  I am running to remember Miles, I am running to support Louis and the rest of the Goldberg Family and anyone whose life has been affected by cancer, and I am running to raise money to support Dana-Farber's mission of providing "expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases". Let's do this!  

UPDATE 6.2.19: We can't believe it, but the half marathon is here.  Will is in Vermont and excited for this morning’s events.  I am writing this on his behalf as he readies himself to run. 

Thank you to all of you who gave so generously to his efforts already- together you have raised nearly $17,000!!!  Will started with what he thought was a crazy goal of $13,000 but before he knew it, he hit that, and then hit $15,000 (!) and then $16,000 (!) in record time. He has now set his goal to at least $18,000, which is a significant number in Judaism, as 18 corresponds to the alphabetic letters that compose the Hebrew word "Chai" which means "Life" (that's why we say L'Chaim when we toast- it means "To Life!"). 

Later this morning, Will will be running to celebrate Miles' life- a life that was cut too short, but one well lived and one that touched many other lives.  He will also be running to support the lives of Miles’ friends and family who will forever face the loss and grief of losing someone so special. And, he will be running to support Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s and The Jimmy Fund's mission of saving LIVES through important research, services, and treatments for people facing cancer.  If you haven't had a chance to give yet, please consider doing so.  ANY AMOUNT is helpful whether it be one dollar, five dollars, ten dollars, thirteen dollars or more. And, please feel free to share his link with anyone you think might like to contribute. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to supporting the work of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund.  

Thank you!

Dassie Ramsay (on behalf of Will)

 

 

 

UPDATE 6.7.19:  Will has hit his goal of at least $18,000 but it is still not too late to contribute and be a part of this effort.  The more money raised, means more money to support all that The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund do toward conquering cancer.  Please continue to give in whatever amount you can.  Thank you!

 

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PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$19,025
Goal:$20,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Adam Weinstein
$100
Alessandro Garofalo and family
$100
Alix Handelsman
Alvin and Marilyn Mars
$468
Alyson Mueller
$100
Amy Hyett
$100
Andrea Lawrence
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
$100
Ansil and Eva Ramsay
$100
Boyd Hegarty
$100
Catherine Eddy
$100
Cellissa Hoyt
$100
Clifford Family
$100
Courtney Rice
$100
Dassie and Dave Ramsay
David Buck
$100
Diane Tregea
$100
Diantha Barstow
$100
Donna/Stephen Hardy
$100
Dr. Debra Brosius
$100
Dr. Jean Paul Etienen
$100
Dr. Mark Berman
$100
Dr. Natalie Petyk
$100
Dr. Rebecca Eisenberg
$100
Eddy Family
$100
Eileen and Dennis Moran
$108
Emily Kluun
$100
Erin Bobo-Caron
Gabby Harriton and family
$100
Holly and Casey Pirtle
$100
hop + grind
$300
Jennifer Richardson
$100
Jennifer Snow
$100
Jet Goldberg
$234
Joan and Bill Drapeau
$100
JoAn Saxe
$100
John Lilly
$100
Jonny Mars
$100
Judy Mars Kupchan and Marshall Kupchan
$100
Kimberly Berger
$100
Kristin And Jeff Carlson
$100
Laura Mason
$100
Laura Price
$100
leslie schwartz
$180
Lynn Ellsworth
$100
Malin & Will Clyde
Marcia Comer
$100
Marcia Comer
$100
Matthew Goldberg
$100
Melissa Bishop
$100
Michael Margolis
$100
Mike & Jacky Philips
$100
Mr. Corinna and Greg Tucker
$500
Mr. Jeremy Barnett
$180
Mr. Lucas Huang
$300
Mr. Michael Rubin
$100
Mr. Robert Sullivan
$100
Mr. william tredwell
$100
Mrs. Amy Pierce
$100
Mrs. Ashley Follis
$100
Mrs. Ellen O'Brien
$100
Mrs. Nancy Parnell
$100
Mrs. Sarah Grandy
$100
Ms. Beryl Harper
$100
Ms. Charlotte Ramsay
$400
Ms. Kathryn Limric
$100
Nicole, Jared and Jenna Benoit
$100
Or Mars
$100
Renaud Family
$300
Roni and Pete Pekins
$180
Ryan and Jocelyn O'Quinn
$100
Sheila Gardner
$100
Steve + Shelley
Tess & Elsa
$100
The Bellabona Family
$100
The Carlton Family
$100
The Cox Family
$131
The Davidson Family
$100
The Fogg Family
$107
The Gill Family
The Goldberg Family
$131
The Kell Family
$131
The Klein Family Cashman
$100
The Novak Family
$130
The Pelaggi Family
$100
The Ramsay Family
$100
The Raspa Family
$100
The Seawood Family
The Sullivan Family
$100
The Ullendorff Gorfinkle family
$180
The Wittmans
$100
Thompson Family
$100
Trisha Hall
$100
Webb Family
$100
Will J Ramsay
$433
Will J Ramsay
$200
William Smith
$100
Wolfe Ramsay
$210
Wyatt and Andy Carlson
$234
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