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Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber!

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE DANA-FARBER MARATHON CHALLENGE TO FIGHT CANCER


On April 20, I will join hundreds of Dana-Farber runners taking to the streets to participate in the 124th Boston Marathon®. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team runs with an ever-growing number of warriors in mind. From Hopkinton to Boston, every step of the 26.2, we carry them in our thoughts.


As a Clinical Research Coordinator in Genitourinary Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, I have seen first hand the impact of Dana-Farber’s research. Each day we make strides towards finding new and more effective treatment options, while providing incredible care to patients and their families as they fight the battle of their lives.  I am grateful to be a small part of the care of our GU patients and of the Dana-Farber mission for a world without cancer. I am running in memory and in honor of all of our past and present patients and families who have taught me countless lessons about strength, courage, and relentless love amidst life’s most difficult challenges - I will carry their names and stories with me throughout my training and on Marathon Monday.  


I am running in honor of my friends and family affected by this universal fight.  Namely, I am running in memory of my dad, Dr. Kevin Melnick, who passed away on January 11, 2019 after a two year fight with glioblastoma.  His legacy is forever carried on in the countless lives he saved and the patients and families he selflessly cared for as a physician.  Throughout my time at DFCI, I have had the opportunity to meet so many incredible patients and families. I am grateful to carry on my dad’s legacy each day as a part of the GU team.  I often reflect on my dad’s words to me, “never short-change your patients.” While a simple motto, it brings together two parts of my life by harmonizing the diligent compassion my dad showed each and every one of his patients with the mission and spirit of our work at Dana-Farber.  As a part of the DFCI family, I believe each patient and family that walks through our doors deserves the utmost respect, commitment, and devotion from their Dana-Farber care team. This sentiment is at the heart of my run for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge.


One hundred percent of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These funds are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research to serve an unmet need for new therapies and treatments to help patients live longer and better lives.

 

Thank you so much for your support! Together, we're headed toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.


PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$13,431
Goal:$11,119
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Alden
Alexandra Melnick
$100
Ali Tarlow
Amanda Franks
$50
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anslee Krouch
$30
Barrand family
$250
Brianna Walsh
Cayla Korven
$20
Chelsea Wallin
$50
Connie Lacon
$100
Deanna Hart
Dee Melnick and family
Dr. Albert E Janke III
$104
Dr. STEPHEN THAL
$100
Dr. Vincent Muscarella
$250
Elizabeth Clymer
Emily Burke
Emily Seidman
$50
Emily van Seventer
$30
Grandpop
$100
Helen Melnick
$100
Innaurato Family, Howie and Skyler
Jack Geduldig
Jane Pluck
$100
Jay & Kathy
Jeremy Barrand
$870
Jill Schneider
$100
Joe Birmingham
$50
John & Laura Hartnett and Family
John Gregor
$100
Jonathan Palmer
$25
Kathleen LaPoint
$30
Kelly Frein
$100
Kevin Melnick
Kyle and Gaby Criscuolo
Liza Fitzgerald
$30
Mary and John Swanick
Mary Pluck
$250
Meg, Rob, Finn, and Ford Melnick.
$100
Michael Feconda
$100
Mr. Alan Melnick
$100
Mr. Alexander Ford
$50
Mr. Chris DeMond
$50
Mr. Clarence Perry-Smalls
$50
Mr. Declan Cunningham
$50
Mr. Dennis Iaccarino
$100
Mr. George Pupek
$100
Mr. Greg Buzzell
$150
Mr. JACOB M Melnick
$200
Mr. James O'Brien
$50
Mr. JB Thompson
$100
Mr. Jeremy Barrand
$1,306
Mr. Kevin Lane
$50
Mr. Kevin Murray
$100
Mr. Michael LaBella
$50
Mr. Mike O'Neill
$100
Mr. Nevin Clay
$50
Mr. Ryan Buzzell
Mr. Steven Pupek
$100
Mr. Taggart McLain
$35
Mr. Zachary Melnick
Mr. Zachary Melnick
$50
Mrs. Alicia Malinsky
$50
Mrs. Anna Lowry
$100
Mrs. Carol Ayotte
$250
Mrs. Katherine Hayden
$30
Ms. Caitlin Maloney
$200
Ms. Ingrid Mcguire
$40
Ms. Maggie Lacon
$50
Ms. Tracy Raetz
$10
Neil Harkins
$100
Pat Swanick
Scott Burian
Steve and Jackie Melnick & family
$250
Steve Geduldig and PionLaw
$1,000
Tracy Wolcott
$100
UBS for Kevin Murray
$100
Verisk for Jeremy Barrand
$2,176
Will Benenson
Zachary Melnick
$250
Pacesetter
Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can conquer cancer!