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2018 Boston Marathon
2018 Boston Marathon

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

This is personal: While I was training for my first Boston Marathon in 2015, my dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Due to medical errors, he spent 9 weeks in the hospital in intensive care. At one point, it was very grim, and we thought we were going to lose him. My dad’s eventual treatment at the University of Chicago involved an innovative treatment called immunotherapy, which uses a virus to stimulate the immune system to fight the cancer. My dad has been extremely fortunate, and so far the treatment has been successful. 

I have never been more scared than when my dad was in intensive care. I am a high-school drop-out when it comes to chemistry and biology. My thinking skills couldn't do anything to help treat or cure cancer. But maybe my running skills can. In 2016, I joined the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team for the Boston Marathon. Over 3 seasons, you have helped me raise over $53,000 for cancer research at Dana-Farber. 

On April 15, hundreds of Dana-Farber runners will take to the streets to participate in the 123rd Boston Marathon®. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team runs and raises funds with thousands of special people in mind. From Hopkinton to Boston, we carry thoughts of those people every step of the way. 

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.

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

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$13,657.14
Goal:$13,100
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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Fundraising Honor Roll
Amiad Zionpur
$50
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$250
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$250
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$120
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$50
Belle Halpern
$100
Carl Woolf
$50
David Margil & Jodi Freedman
David Mogolov
$50
Dr. Jacqueline Martin
$50
Dr. Janet Leventhal
$100
Dr. Jerome Detemple
$75
Dr. Margrit Betke
$50
Dr. Peter Gacs
$100
Dr. Steven Pestka
$100
Dr. Tracy Gleason
$100
Dr. zvi bodie
$50
Edward Riedl
$100
Elisabeth Sandoe
$50
Eric Brook
$50
Ericka Stachura
$50
Evan Scooler
$200
From Dr. Gary P. Zola and the staff at The American Jewish Archives
Garth Maynard
$100
Glen McLachlan
$100
In memory of Carl J. Golinski
$50
In memory of Hilary Olsen, Anet James and J.Banks Hyde
$50
Jim Billings
$100
John Gary
$100
Judy Goldberg
$50
Kathleen Kelley
$50
kathryn griner
$50
Liam Urbach
Marcos Szydlo
$50
Marla & Ricardo Lewitus
michael lawrence
$800
Michelle and Marc Guttman
Mike Barry
$100
Mr. Bin Mo
$50
Mr. David Merfeld
$50
Mr. David Schreiber
$50
Mr. Donald Smith
$100
Mr. Drew Stevens
$100
Mr. Eddie Bumstead
$50
Mr. Elliott Miller
$100
Mr. Eric Jacquier
$64
Mr. Johannes Weis
$250
Mr. John F. Fox
$150
Mr. JOSEPH MAHONEY
$50
Mr. Kenneth Fishman
$180
Mr. Marcel Rindisbacher
$100
Mr. Matthew Chase
$52
Mr. Michael Lawrence
$50
Mr. Michael McElroy
Mr. Michael Mechanick
$100
Mr. Moshe Mendelsohn
$250
Mr. Patrick Davis
$50
Mr. Robert Moir
$100
Mr. Robert Stevens
$50
Mr. Rudolph Agosti
$100
Mr. Sandeep Green Vaswani
$100
Mr. Scott Kleekamp
$50
Mr. Tom McManus
$50
Mr. William Samuelson
$100
Mrs. Anastasia Zay
$100
Mrs. Deborah Lewis
$100
Mrs. Jenny Griggs
$50
Mrs. Kathleen Bean
$50
Mrs. Marsha Kouba
$50
Mrs. Ruth Natanson
$50
Mrs. Sandy Lynn Stevens
$50
Mrs. Tetyana Shmukler
$100
Ms. Adriana Zeman
Ms. Amy Miller
$100
Ms. arnie and lorel zar-kessler
$50
Ms. Janet Buchwald
$50
Ms. Joan Makepeace
$50
Ms. Lee Mason
$50
Ms. Linda Hirsch
$50
Ms. Linda Leventhal
$250
Ms. Mary Ellen Lloyd
$50
Ms. Sandy BassCors
$50
Noah Scooler
$100
Peggy Recinos
$50
Peter Gacs
$50
Rick Cleary
$52
Robert Allen and Shirley Hui
$100
Robert Puelz
$100
Sarah Frederick
Steve Brierley
$50
Steven Rosenberg
$50
Tanya & David Angeloni
The Borish Family
$72
The Brooks Family in honor of Caleb's upcoming Bar Mitzvah
The McCarthy Family
The Wilkinson Family
Tom Vogel
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Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can conquer cancer!