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Fundraising Spotlight

Each season, DFMC team members achieve spectacular fundraising results to support Dana-Farber's Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research and to celebrate the special people in whose honor they are participating in DFMC. The Fundraising Spotlight is where these tremendous fundraising milestones are recognized for the world to see! As teammates' accomplishments cumulate we'll applaud them here, including:

Pacesetters—team members who raise $8,000 or more—are especially critical to DFMC's success through their exceptional dedication to conquering cancer. Congratulations to our current DFMC Pacesetters!

We would also like to recognize our current Top 50 Fundraisers! THANK YOU very much for all of your hard work so far this season!

Finally, let's hear it for DFMC cheering shirt contest winners! Throughout the season, teammates can earn cheering shirts for friends and family members through contests that recognize various fundraising accomplishments. Way to go, winners - we all look forward to seeing your many fans along the route on Marathon Day!



Fundraising Projects and Events

There are many different ways to reach your personal fundraising goal! If you are planning to organize an event or project that uses the Dana-Farber or DFMC names/logos, please contact the DFMC office at least four weeks in advance of the event to learn more about our quick and easy approvals process!

See below for some creative fundraising events and projects. There will be new and exciting fundraising projects featured here throughout the season, so be sure to visit this page regularly. Team members, also be sure to log in to the Runner HQ and look on the Bulletin Board for additional events and projects. 

Fundraising Events: 

Event: Fundraiser to Support Lauren's DFMC Run for Boston
Runner: Lauren DeLisia
Date/Time: February 25, 2017 , 5:00-11:00 PM
Location: Marconi Club - 47 Pine Street Stoneham, MA
Price: $20
Contact Information: 978-618-3624 or
Description: A night of food, fun, dancing, prizes, and raising money for cancer research! Pizza will be provided at the event, as well as a cash bar. Tons of awesome opportunity drawings from local businesses/vendors.

Event: Laughing in the Face of Cancer
Runner: Barbara Daly
Date/Time: March 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Location: Anthony's On The Green (Pinecrest Golf Club) Holliston, MA
Price: $30
Contact Information: or 617-848-9000
Description: This will be a fun filled night of improve comedy. Several amazing groups local to the Providence improve scene will be making you laugh with made-up-on-the-spot comedy! There will be appetizers and a cash bar, along with silent auction items and opportunity drawings.

Event: Swerve Cycling Fundraiser
Runner: Brendan Fox
Date/Time: March 5th at 1:30-2:30 PM 
Location: Swerve Fitness, Flatiron - New York, NY
Price: $50
Contact Information:
Description: This 60-minute class will begin promptly at 1:30, please arrive at least 15 minutes early. In order to sign up, please pick a seat on a team from the link here and contact Brendan for further details.

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Event: Tackle Cancer Trivia
Runner: Stephanie St. Martin
Date/Time: March 5th at 4:00-6:30PM
Location: Bistro 781 - 336 Moody Street Waltham, MA 02453
Price: $25/person to play trivia!
Contact Information: Email: or cell at 508-954-3742
Description: Love trivia? Want to play while supporting a good cause? Come play "WhatDaYaKnow Trivia" with your host, fellow DFMC runner Steph St. Martin. The game will consist of 4 quarters, a picture round, a halftime round, two final questions, and a bonus round. There will also be opportunity drawings too! Can't wait to see you guys!

Event: Stryde to Cure Cancer
Runner: Danielle Adler
Date/Time: March 5, 2017, 2:45-4:00 PM
Location: Mystryde - 456 Hanover Street Boston, MA
Price: $36
Contact Information:
Description: Get your Styde on with me and MyStryde's awesome instructor Leah (LJ) for one of their Power Stryde classes to raise money for one of Boston's Top Cancer Research Hospitals! This style class will have you performing a combination of running and strength training. you will alternate between 4-8 minutes of running and 4-8 minutes of strength exercises on your mat. All levels of running welcome! Tickets will be $35 which will include the class and post run snacks and beverages (to be announced). There will also be opportunity drawings available to win! Every participant gets 1 ticket for entry and additional opportunity drawing tickets will be available (3 tickets/$5). 100% of the money raised will go towards the most innovative cancer research in Boston! Reserve your spot here

Event: Irish For a World Without Cancer Step Dance Class
Name of Runner: Maureen Nagle
Date/Time: March 7, 2017 - 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: Chifferobe, Hope Artiste Village - 1005 Main Street Pawtucket, RI
Price: $30
Contact Information: or 401-575-8254
Description: Come join a fun, festive celebration of Irish Step Dancing with instructor Meghan Kelly of The Kelly School of Irish Dance. Meghan will introduce us to some reels and jigs just in time for some St. Paddy's Day revelry. No experience needed! Contact Maureen Nagle ( for tickets and more information. 

Event: HIIT for Dana-Farber
Name of Runner: Caylin Brahaney
Date/Time: March 9, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Location: Janji Pop-Up Studio - 328 Newbury Street Boston, MA
Price: $20
Contact Information: or 609-937-6213
Description: Join me and Christina Chu, CPT, for a HIIT workout class at Janji Pop Up Store in Back Bay! Anyone who purchases a ticket will be entered to win a FitBit Charge HR in black! There will be several opportunity drawings including 5 class package to Turnstyle, 2 class package to the HandleBar, 2 $30 gift cards to Marathon Sports. Snack and drinks will be served after the class! Click the link to book through MoveWith:

Event: Reps4Research
Name of Runner: Katie Webber
Date/Time: March 11, 2017 - multiple times/locations - complete list available on my website
Location: Multiple times/locations...complete list available on my website and more locations are being me for more details or questions
Price: $20 gets you into the event AND 1 opportunity drawing ticket for the donated prize at your chosen participating gym location! For every additional $10 donated, you will get an additional ticket and chance to win that prize! Full list of participating gyms and the prize they are donating is listed on website
Contact Information: or 315-480-8297 - text is best but feel free to call
Description: This is a "virtual" or "flash mob" style work out of the day (WOD) taking place on the same day at several different gyms/fitness facilities across a few states around the country. I am an avid obstacle and road racer and have many friends that are not local to Boston, so I wanted to create an event that they could partake in. I reached out to small gyms in different areas and got multiple locations on board, offering some great prizes for the drawing! All fitness levels welcome and you do NOT need to be a member at that gym already to participate! 

Event: Adult Prom
Runner: Aiko Sogabe
Date/Time: March 11, 2017, 4:00-7:00 PM
Location: Back Bay Social Club - 867 Boylston St Boston, MA 02199
Price: $30 including music, dancing, snacks, photos, prizes (directly to my fundraising page or cash at the door)
Contact Information: or 617-780-2246
Description: Help Aiko reach her Boston Marathon fundraising goal, while drinking, hanging out with old friends and meeting new ones! Donate $30 today, invite some friends, plan your outfit and hair and get busy on the dance floor.

Event: Fight Cancer at the Barre
Runner: Caylin Brahaney
Date/Time: March 11, 2017 - 1:30 PM 
Location: Pure Barre Brookline - 1333 Beacon Street Brookline, MA
Price: $20
Contact Information: or 609-937-6213
Description: Join me at the Barre in Coolidge Corner for a fun 1-hour Pure Barre class. Anyone who signs up will be entered to win a month of unlimited yoga at CorePower Yoga (redeemable at any CorePower Yoga location). Sign up by giving $20 through my fundraising page or you can bring cash or check day of! Make sure to reserve your spot in advance by signing up here and clicking "Class Schedule." There will be opportunity drawings to purchase (remember to bring cash) day of, with prizes including, 2 $20 gift cards to Marathon Sports, 5 class package to Xtend Barre, $30 for 30 days to Down Under Yoga, 10 class package to FlyWheel and more!

Event: Leprechaun Yoga 
Runner: Danielle Valle Gilchrist
Date/Time: March 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Location: Yoga Works - Commonwealth Ave 
Price: $15 suggested donation for yoga, $10 lucky draw tickets
Contact Information: 617-721-8411 or
Description: As you may know, my father's birthday would have been this St. Patrick's Day. Since we lost him to cancer earlier this year, I thought it was only fitting to have a fundraiser on his birthday! Join us for yoga and a luck draw with some great  prizes, including a Lo and Sons bag! After party to follow. Lucky draw tickets are $10 each and the suggested donation for Yoga is $15. All proceeds will go towards the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Event: Dana-Farber Marathon Fundraiser
Runner: Emily Hodge
Date/Time: March 28, 2017, 5:30-8:00 PM
Location: Granary Tavern, 170 Milk Street Boston, MA 02109
Price: N/A (no entry fee, optional participation in silent auction and opportunity drawing)
Contact Information:
Description: Casual gathering with silent auction and opportunity drawing, appetizers provided

Event: Barn Dance and Bluegrass Benefit Concert
Runner: Michele Kaufman
Date/Time: March 31, 2017, 7:30-10:00 PM
Location: Art at the Armory - 191 Highland Ave Somerville, MA
Price: $30-$100
Contact Information:
Description: Come on down to the Armory for a night of bluegrass music, honky tonk dancing, food, drinks and games! Mile Twelve, an incredible Boston-based bluegrass band , will be playing. There will be local food from Cuisine en Locale, Red Bones, and more! There will be a cash bar! There will be barn games to play including cornhole and giant jenga! Come dance to raise money for cancer research!

Event: MOM's Run 5K Run & Walk for Cancer
Runner: Micho Pilotte
Date/Time: Sunday May 14, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: 371 Summer Street Somerville, MA 02144
Price: $30 until May 1, $35 until May 12, $40 race day
Contact Information: or 617-863-0583
Description: Come out and celebrate moms, cancer survivors, and running at the 15th M.O.M.'s Run! Our 5K run and walk is open to everybody and features a fun, challenging course around David Square, a post-race party, awards ceremony, opportunity drawing, t-shirts to the first 300 registrants, and kids race. We hope to see you on Mother's Day!


Fundraising Projects: 

Type of Project: Sugoi Running Pants
Name of Runner: Kelly Verrill
Price: $110
Best way to contact event director:
Brief Description: Stock up on DFMC team gear! I am selling Sugoi running pants with the DFMC logo. The women's style is the Fusion Zap Tight and the men's style is the Pace Track Pant. You can order here:

Type of Project: DFMC Custom Sea Bag
Name of Runner: Alexis Drzewiecki
Price: $200
Best way to contact event director: or Facebook
Brief description: Get your custom DFMC Sea Bag! EXTREMELY limited quantities available. These bags were hand made in Maine from recycled sails donated by local Boston sailing schools. These one-of-a-kind bags cannot be purchased anywhere! Please email or message me on Facebook if interested.  

Type of Project: DFMC BUFFs - face/neck warmer (tube shaped)
Name of Runner: Jenilee Pudas
Best way to contact event director:
Brief description: Perfect for winter training! A BUFF is a sort of light weight tube that can servce as a scarf or as head gear. Two years ago, training with the team during Boston's snowiest winter, using a BUFF was the ideal way to cover one's face on the coldest days. And what's special about these? The DFMC design! The super cool DFMC 2017 design will make it easy to identify team runners on our group runs. Only 50 available, $40 each! Cash, check, or Venmo for payment please.

Type of Project: DFMC Golf Shirts
Name of Runner: Alexis Drzewiecki
Price: $60
Best way to contact event director: 
Brief Description: Show your support for DFMC out on the links with these DFMC golf shirt! Shirts are Adidas climalite material in navy blue with red DFMC logo embroidered on the chest. Men's and women's sizes available. Great gifts for the DFMC supporter in your life! Email or Facebook message for more information.

Type of Project: OutRun Cancer T-shirts
Name of Runner: Michelle Curtis
Price: $30
Best way to contact event director: or find me on Facebook
Brief Description: Run, work or sleep in style with this one of a kind super comfy OutRun Cancer T-shirt. An original design representing one of the best cities for such a great cause. Only 50 available, $30 each! Tri-Blend Unisex fit. SM, M, L, XL, 2XL available. Purchase directly from me at group runs and team meetings or get them shipped. All form of payment accepted via Square. Cash/Check preferred. 

Type of Project: DFMC Team Jackets
Name of Runner: Hilary Hall and Sarah Hunt
Price: $140-$150
Best way to contact event director:
Brief Description:  This year's DFMC Team Jackets are on sale! Jackets are shipped directly from Sugoi and made to order. If you are interested in ordering a jacket, place your order here:\

Type of Project: 2017 DFMC Training Shirt
Name of Runner: Laurie Nahigian
Price: $40
Best way to contact event director: Selling at group runs and meetings. Will ship (add cost of shipping to donation) for questions, ordering, additional information email:
Brief Description: Gender sizing - Women's XS-XL, Men's S-2XL - limited quantities

Type of Project: DFMC Sweatpants
Name of Runner: Heather Daley
Price: $35
Best way to contact event director:
Brief Description: Navy blue jerzees 50/50 open leg (no elastic at ankle). DFMC logo on left leg; "26.2 miles towards the ultimate finish line" on right hip. Sizes available: YXL, S, M, L, XL, 2XL($10 extra) - Complete order form - deadline for order forms is 1/29/17 - a few extra for each size will be ordered, but to ensure you get the size you want, please submit

Type of Project: DFMC 2017 Crystal Christmas Ornament
Name of Runner: Kelli Powers
Price: 1 for $25, 2 for $40 - please add $5 for shipping, if needed
Best way to contact event director: 603-661-5297 or
Brief Description: Crystal round Christmas Ornament measuring 3" in diameter. A great gift for your Patient Partner, In Memory family, a generous donor or perhaps a special gift to yourself, to commemorate your accomplishment and your hard work for DFMC. Payment can be made via cash, check, Venmo or Paypal. Order will be placed March 1, 2017


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