Stephanie's Fundraising Page

Running in honor and memory of the incredible Betsy (McDonald) Llanwarne
Running in honor and memory of the incredible Betsy (McDonald) Llanwarne

WHY I AM RUNNING THE BOSTON MARATHON FOR THE DANA-FARBER TEAM

On April 15th, hundreds of Dana-Farber runners will take to the streets to participate in the 123rd Boston Marathon®. And I will be one of them!

I am embarking on this crazy endeavor in honor and memory of the AMAZING, EXTRAORDINARY, EXQUISITE, Betsy (McDonald) Llanwarne.

My friendship with Betsy began in elementary school. We played basketball together, worked on school projects together (one particularly incredible log cabin in 5th grade comes to mind), and played and sang together in band and choir. I somehow convinced her to do a civil war reenactment with me for National History Day, and we rocked our girl scout uniforms for years. She stood beside me on my wedding day, and my daughter, her goddaughter, was the flower girl at her beautiful wedding just this past August. While we both changed so much over the years, one thing remained constant – Betsy was the most remarkable person I had ever known. She was unfailingly kind, HILARIOUS, loving, and adventurous.

Two years ago, Betsy was diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive sarcoma. She embarked on a brutal battle that included radiation, countless chemotherapies and two surgeries. Despite her unsurpassed resolve, she lost this battle on October 24, 2018. I will always fiercely love this exceptional woman, and I will never stop missing her.

Unsurprisingly, Betsy faced her diagnosis with tremendous courage and determination. She was resolute in her fight against this unrelenting disease, and she did it with the incredible care and commitment from the team at Dana-Farber. You couldn’t imagine a more compassionate or dedicated group of doctors and nurses. A team so close to Betsy that they even attended her wedding. You can learn a little more about her experience with Dana-Farber here.

I decided to run for Dana-Farber’s Boston Marathon team because I needed to find some way to help. I couldn’t take Betsy’s chemo for her. I couldn’t develop a new treatment or drug. I couldn’t save her. But I CAN run 26.2 miles. I CAN raise thousands of dollars for the organization that is working so tirelessly to cure countless others like her. So that’s what I’m going to do.

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.  

With love and gratitude,
Stephanie Reeder Iodice

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$31,568.20
Goal:$30,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Aaron St. Lawrence
$150
Alex Kellner
$100
Alison & Scott Harr
$200
Alison Rapoport
$100
Andrea & John Farrell
$100
Anita and Robert Reeder
$1,300
Annie Cataldo & Georges Duverger
Anonymous
$1,000
Beers for Betsy Event & Raffle
$3,020
Chris and Betsy
$500
Chris Sullivan
$100
Dave and Angie S
$200
Doug & Lynn Farrell in memory of Betsy McDonald Llanwarne
$100
Dr. Andrea Katz
$100
Dr. Ashley Rolnik
$200
Elizabeth Cleveland
$100
Elizabeth Youngblood
$100
Emily Callaghan
$250
Emma Gould
$100
Erin & Bruno Leone
$100
Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge
$465
Fundraising Sprint Winner
G&N Insurance
$100
Ginny & Jose Martins
$100
Henley Entreprises VIOC
$250
I Came I Saw I Hodored
$1,200
In memory of Betsy x
$250
In memory of my brave cousin, Betsy McDonald Llanwarne
$100
Jane McDonald & Arthur Siegel
$150
Janice and Scott Van Ummersen
$100
Jeanette Bletzer
$100
Jeff Murzyn
$100
Jessica Shelton
$100
Jillian Zandonella
$100
Julie Leone
$100
Kate Burgess
$100
Kate Reeder
$500
Katharine Roux
$100
Katherine Reeder
$500
Katie Mowatt
$500
Kelly Hayeslip Fritz
$100
Keri Reddington
$100
Leanne Levine
$100
Lisa Kinne
$100
Maeve Bennett
$100
Mallory and Ryan Harnden
$200
Mara Rabin in support of Stephanie Iodice
$180
Marissa and Dan Aron
$100
Mark and Michael Medvin
Mary Maloney
$100
Marybeth Powers
$100
Matt and Sorcha Stegall
$100
McDonald Lamond Canzoneri for Team Betsy
$1,000
Mimi's Fantasy Football Winnings
$465
Molly & Mike Mazzaferro
$500
Mr. Arthur Murzyn
$100
Mr. Mark Medvin
$100
Mr. Michael Brennan
$100
Mr. Nathan Brooks
$100
Mr. Peter Mcphee
$100
Mr. Peter Scott
$500
Mr. Toby Miclette
$250
Mr. Tony & Q Wong
$300
Mrs. Ann Stasaitis
$100
Mrs. Bonnie Kern
$250
Mrs. Carol Reeder
$100
Mrs. Chey Harrington
$100
Mrs. Danielle DeLaurentis
$250
Mrs. Debbie Tolson-Reeder
$100
Mrs. Deborah Isabelle
$100
Mrs. Francine Iodice
$500
Mrs. Francine Iodice
$100
Mrs. Jacquelin Barnicle
$250
Mrs. Jan Banks
$200
Mrs. Joan Misata
$250
Mrs. Kate St Lawrence
$159
Mrs. Kiera Joujoute
$100
Mrs. Mary Gizzi
$100
Mrs. Susan Jewell
$100
Ms. Alise Bartolini
$100
Ms. Anne Reeder
$100
Ms. Christine Webber
$100
Ms. Diane Steidler
$100
Ms. Jenny Farrell
$100
Ms. Katelyn Reilly
$100
Ms. Morgan Beschle
$200
Nina Evers
$100
Peggy Scott
$100
Puff Uhlman
$100
Rachel & Nate Hodgson
$100
Sally Reeder
$100
Stephanie Iodice
$300
Steve and Kathy Morreale
$100
Steven Taylor
$100
Super Bowl Football Squares
$1,080
Team Betsy
$1,000
The Greene Family in support of Steph and DF
$100
The Heney Family
The Kenyon family in Memory of Betsy
$100
Wijas Family
$500
Pacesetter
Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission.
Together, we can conquer cancer!