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Team Beans
Team Beans

Help Team Beans beat childhood cancer!

Why am I running the Boston Marathon to benefit Dana Farber? 

Because my child died of cancer and every single day there is another child like her. Because even though Francesca, Beans – as we nicknamed her – died, she can leave a legacy through the money raised here to support the Infant Brain Tumor Program at Dana Farber.

Beans' story

In September 2020, my life changed forever when my six-month-old daughter Francesca was diagnosed with brain cancer Francesca was a healthy and hearty girl who loved to nap on her dad on long walks in her carrier. She loved to watch Sesame Street videos and smiling at me. She was an outgoing, bold and curious baby whose huge, deep brown eyes loved to follow whatever I was doing. She loved eating and being held close.

Within a week of her diagnosis we moved to Boston to give her the best shot. There, she stole the hearts of the nurses and doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital. Hospital staff would gasp with joy at her incredible, infectious smile. They treated us like family and in the midst of the pandemic, became our family.

Cancer took Beans' life on Christmas Eve, we have never been the same since and never will be.

The kindness of the people in Boston – the struggling restaurant in Fenway Park that gave us a free meal when they learned our daughter had cancer, the nurses who were by our side while Francesca died. We will never, ever forget the good people who were there for us in our darkest moments.

Not doing enough

Every single day there is another child like Francesca.  A child who dies. A family whose lives are shattered with their diagnosis. A devastated family learning their child's relapsed. Unfortunately, we as a society aren’t doing enough for these kids.

Sadly, given the small number of patients, private industry does not invest or develop drugs for childhood cancers like brain cancer. Instead, smart researchers and oncologists like those at Dana Farber work to develop treatments using adult cancer drugs. This research and these clinical trials are expensive – they take years and cost millions of dollars. 

Game-changing research

In 2021, we raised $1.85 million for the Infant Brain Tumor Program.  

And each dollar is game-changing in the fight for better treatments. You can read about some of amazing clinical trials and research this money is supporting here.

The doctors that you’ve backed through your contributions tell us this funding is already making a huge difference. Let’s keep that momentum going. Each clinical trial and research effort gets us closer to better treatments and to a world where fewer families have bear the loss of their child or watch them suffer through harsh treatments.


PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$315,946.03
Goal:$300,000
Andrew Kaczynski's Team: Team Beans
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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Fundraising Honor Roll
Adam Rappaport
$200
Addie Webster
$400
Aisling Kelliher
$150
Albie Miranda
$111
Alexander's Nana
Alicia Proffitt
$111
Alisa Niksch
$500
Allison Kaden
$150
Aloke Mukherjee
$111
Amanda Epstein
$111
Andrew Kaczynski
$12,100
Angela L Hughes
$150
Anna and Alp Kirmizioglu
$300
Anna Holbrook
$300
Anne eisenberg
$200
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Bank of America for Erin Ramstad
$1,000
Beans' dad
$500
Benjamin A McKee
$1,000
Beth Kujawski
$200
Brad and Gwyneth Falchuk
Brianna Keilar
Bubbe Francine Smilen
$1,100
Callahan Murphy Hare Foundation
$5,000
Camila
$300
Catrina Rorke
$171
Charlie
$1,000
Chase Ryan Olsen Foundation
$111
Chris McDaniel
$150
Chris McDaniel & Nhu-Y Ngo
$200
Christi Pribula
$127
Christine A. Brown
Christine Lee
$154
Christine Seketa
$127
Christy and Mike Wellham
$200
Chrusciel Group
$250
Clarissa B
$111
Cori
$111
Cristian Notari
$1,000
Crystal Brown
$211
CustomInk LLC
Danielle McLaughlin & family
$300
David and Emily Graff
$500
David Eckels Wade
$500
DEBORAH GOODMAN
$200
Dena and Grant Heathman
Diane Bourque
$161
Dina
$3,311
Dr. Jonathan Reiner
$250
Dr. Joshua Bernstock
$136
Dr. Katherine Spengler
Dr. Katie Barnes
$111
Elizabeth Black
$300
Ellie Beilin Yin
$300
Eric Simon
$260
Erin
Erin & Roger Ramstad
$1,000
Fearless Finley 💛
$1,000
Francesca's Bubbe Francine Smilen
$220
Gary C Gorski
$150
Gimlett Family
$250
Gina Ignatowitz
$111
Gina Torres
$200
Google for Anonymous
$250
Gwen Rowe
$250
Heintzelman Family Foundation
$500
Holly Bronson
$111
Ian Bond
$300
in memory of Francesca Kaczynski
Jack and Nanette Keiser
$127
Jackie Kaplan and Chad Clark
$500
James and Jennifer Crippen
$300
Jason Garcia, Queso! mobile app
$500
Jeff and Joan Levenson
$111
Jeffrey and Peggy Nyman
Jennifer Pansa
$111
Jennifer Suozzo & Family
Jess D Lara
$200
Jessica Cullen
$111
Jessica Kovac
$188
Jessica Meadows
$300
Jessie and Ben Lazarus
Joanne Donovan
$200
John and Rhana Whittington
John G Hildebrandt
$111
John King
$1,000
John Muller
$192
Jonathan Rosenau
$211
Joseph Smith
$200
Juli & Howard Bear
$180
Julia Cooper
$138
Julie
$111
Kara Sendell
$111
Kari
$111
Kari and Bill Foote & Family
$511
Kate K for Mikey and other people
$500
Kathleen Lenihan
Kathleen Lenihan
$500
Kelly & Chris Keenan-March 11th-also my anniversary
$111
Kelly Malarky
$200
Kim & Jay Nadler
$300
Kim Hintz
$311
Kim Manley
$300
Kimberly Alexander
$111
Kristin B
$300
Kristina Montgomery
$111
Laura and Stephen Sanford
$211
Laura Jacobson
$111
Laurie P Cohen
$300
Linda Gaal
$111
Lindsey Fustos
Lisa Schmidt
$300
Lizabeth
$127
LJA
$150
lois romano
$300
Lori Messina
Luciana Tescari
Lynne Rogers
$111
Manuel Doblado
Mara and Mike Wilson
$300
Marci Wright
$250
Marcia
$311
Martin Tomlinson
$500
Mary Sultan
Maryann Manning
$127
Maryellen Small
$300
MattHilliard
$111
Meredith Pickett
$1,000
Michael Davies Regis 72
Michael J Pordan
$211
Michelle and Robert Smigel
Mike Lobikis
$500
Milton & Erica Hamer
$200
Miss Elin Harrington-Schreiber
$300
Morgan Ebeling Powers
Mr. Brian Steele
$200
Mr. John King
$1,000
Mr. Jon Lovett
Mr. Jonathan Kamens
$360
Mr. Robert Sangerman
$111
Mr. William Allman
$111
Mr. William Rosas
$500
Mrs. Alice Evans
$300
Mrs. Allison Bjork
Mrs. Angela Cronen
$150
Mrs. Cheryl Michaud
$111
Mrs. Darlene Lopez
$111
Mrs. Denise Sisk
$111
Mrs. Jean Hoffman
$638
Mrs. Jean Hoffman
$250
Mrs. Kathy Payne
$126
Mrs. Loretta Stadler
$250
Mrs. Pam Nichelson
$111
Mrs. Tory Johnson
$311
Ms. Caroline Fraser
$111
Ms. Christina Moon
$1,000
Ms. Diana Douglas
$300
Ms. Elizabeth Williamson
$111
Ms. Mary Limoges
$300
Ms. Michelle Rodriguez
$111
Ms. Mollie Miller
$300
Ms. Pamela Welsh
$200
Nadine van der Velde
$200
Nancy and Steve Carell
Nancy Haberman
$200
Nancy Sandman
$211
Natalie and Jonathan Silverstein
$500
Ollie Horn
$126
Ollie, Benji, Miles and Levi
$118
Pat Tones
$130
Patricia Anderson
Patricia Jacobs
Patrick Blakemore
$270
Paul & Lauren Cancienne
$500
Paul Woods
$150
Peter D Sagal
$1,000
Piet Ytsma
$300
Pura Perez
$150
Quinn Emmett
$3,000
Rachel Cohen
Rachel Morrison
$200
Randy
$311
Rebecca Hattan
$127
Regina Jackson
$130
Rep. Lori Ehrlich
$1,000
Richard Schifter
$600
Rick Timkovich
$111
River, Charlee and Ronan Burnett
$250
Robert and Jane Hanudel
$127
Robin and David Favreau
$250
Royce & Shari Morgan
$500
Ryker and Logan's family
$111
Sarah Gordon
$145
Sarah Ricketts
SebastianStrong Foundation
$1,000
Sessler Family
$111
Steve Brown
$500
Sue and Steve
$200
Sue Bull
Susan, in memory of David
$111
Syl_Fernandez
$500
Team Carlos will be cheering you on!
$1,000
The CustomInk LLC
The DiBattista's
$250
The Escudero Family
The Laconte Family
$111
The Smith Family
$127
Vanessa Fuhrmans
$111
Vicky
$200
Vikki Erla
$122
Virginia T Henry
$1,000
Yvonne B
$272
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