Julie's Fundraising Page

Conquer cancer with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge!
Conquer cancer with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge!

Why I Am Running for Dana Farber!

I am so excited to announce that I will be running the Boston Marathon for Dana Farber Cancer Institute! I have been a patient at Dana Farber for the past two years and feel so honored to be able to give back to the place that is saving my life.

My Story and Why I Am Running

I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 2015 at the age of 24. I underwent a left mastectomy, 4 months of chemotherapy, and 6 weeks of radiation. I came out on the other side cancer free and was relieved to put this all behind me, however remission was short lived. 

In 2019, a routine MRI showed that my cancer was back and it was in my lungs. I learned that I now had stage IV metastatic breast cancer and there was no cure. I will live with and treat this for the rest of my life. This news was obviously devastating and when my cancer returned, I switched my care over to Dana Farber. The doctors, care team, resources, and prestige of DFCI helped shift my fearful outlook to one of cautious optimism and hope. I knew I was in the care of the best doctors in the world and would have access to the most up to date resources and clinical trials. I knew that having Dana Farber on my team would give me the best chance to live a long life. 

Since my diagnosis of MBC in 2019, I have been on my first line of treatment - an oral chemo drug called Ibrance which has shrunk my lung mets and allowed me to live a rather symptom-free life so far. I can still do everything I love which includes playing soccer and pickleball, working out at Crossfit and RUNNING! I started running early in the pandemic and even ran a half marathon on my 30th birthday. (Check out this video from that day!)

But now, I am so excited to accomplish something I never thought I could do even before cancer and that’s RUN A FREAKIN MARATHON! And I get to do this in the city that I call home, for the hospital that has given me so much.

I feel honored to be able to pay it forward and to represent Dana Farber at the Boston Marathon. I am LIVING PROOF that the innovations and research being done in this field are making a difference. I am pledging to raise $13,100 and every dollar donated supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. These funds are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research with the ultimate goal of one day living in a world without cancer.

Thank you so much for your support!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$16,516
Goal:$13,100
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Addison Kaplan
$50
Alexandra Baker
$50
Alexy Kochowiec
$150
Alison and David
$200
Alison and David
Amanda Genovese
$50
Amy Cho
$50
Amy Peters
Amy Winston (cfn)
$50
Annie & Will Frost
$250
Annie Madden
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$60
Anonymous
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Auntie Kathy
$200
Averi and Victoria
$250
Bats
Becky (Totes) Sail
Brian Chu
Cambridge Eye Group
$100
Carol Simon
$250
Carolyn Fiori
$150
Carrie & Andrew
$100
CFN Coaches
Charlie Kace
$250
Chet and Connie Hood
$50
Chris and Mary Ann Coffey
$50
Connie & Kevin Walsh
$100
Dan Abreu
$50
Dan Dvorscak
Dan Spar
David Vachon
derek jenesky
$50
Dr. Allyson Preston
$250
Dr. Myra Saltoun
Eleanor/Mark RichmN
$50
Elliot and Ilene Block
$100
Emma Greenstein
Eve Rubell and Jose Bergero
$36
Gabby Haley
$50
George Hodge
$20
Giana Ciapponi
$25
Go Julie!
$72
Great Aunt Joyce and Great Uncle Mike Murphy
$100
Hannah Maatallah
$50
Jacob Mizraji
$100
Jay Mendoza
$25
Jean Bain and Melissa Waldron
$250
Jennifer Salmon
$100
Jess Schulman
$50
Jessica Demmerly
$15
Jessica Ferguson
$50
Jessie Mitchell
$50
Jim Lambert
$500
Jim Zotz
$50
Jodi Eichler-Levine
$18
Joe & Jen Hladik
Joel Heller
$100
Jon & Kelly Palmer
$150
Judith Dowden
$200
Julia Cipriano
$50
Julia Mayhew
$26
Julie Salinger
$100
Justine & John Gelinas
$100
JW
$50
Kalli Beck
$50
Kat Page
$50
Kate Mullen
$75
Kelley Hess
$100
Kelly Mizraji
$500
Kenny and Melissa
$60
Keri Lehtonen
$100
Kersten Roberts
$100
Kevin Boudreau
$100
Kristen Sanders
$50
Kristin Menconi
$50
Kristis Klimbers Foundation
$100
Lindsey Cannon
Lisa Listerman
Lisa M
Lisa Osiecki
$50
Liz Leshin
$50
Liz Skree
$50
Lynne Dempsey
Maria Taxk
$25
Marina Zhurakhinskaya
$100
Marissa Allen
$20
Mark/Eleanor Richman
$50
Marran Linsky
$100
Marti and Evan Page
$100
Mary Collari
$50
Mary S
$100
maryse beaudin
$250
Meredith DiMola
Michael Karp
$500
Michael Maloney
$50
Michelle Kim
Mike & Ellen Shaler
$150
Mike Gulino
$50
Mitra Perel
$100
Mr. Corey Gazay
$100
Mr. Sam Webster
$100
Mrs. Eleanor Richman
$50
Ms. Caitlin Droste
$50
Ms. Colleen Walsh
$100
Ms. Julie Mizraji
$50
Myriam Efstathiou
$100
Nancy Petersen
$250
Natalia Saunders
$25
Nicole
$100
Overture Partners Match for Amy Cho
$100
Patrice Fox
$250
Patty Malone
$50
Phil Ziegler
$50
Pilar Alcaide
$100
Randy and Alex
$500
Raphael Zack
$72
Sam Rubinstein
$100
Sarabeth and Heidi
$100
Scott Waddell
$100
Shelly and Steve Brown
$100
Sinead
Stephanie L Slate
$25
Super Bowl Squares
$1,000
Sylvia Frerk
$50
T Rand
$100
Tania Luna
Tanya Zipes
Ted Trevens
Thank you from a current Dana Farber patient!
$100
Tim and Allison Heverin
$100
TJ Liguori
UHG for Michael Karp
Vanessa
$40
Victoria Bradley
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