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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: The 4th Annual Celebrate! 5K Fun Run/Walk
Runner: Justin Bourassa
Date/Time: Saturday June 10th, 2017 - 9:00 AM starting gun
Location: Ed Burns Rink/Arlington Recreation Department - 422 Summer Street Arlington, MA 02476
Price: $20 until Thursday, June 8th, $25 after June 8th
Contact Information: or
Description:  The Celebrate! 5k/Fun Run is a charity trail race and fun run that begins at the Arlington Rink, loops around the Reservoir, and ends back at the Rink. Hosted by the Arlington High School Girls' and Boys' Cross Country Teams, and run partially on their home course, it's a great chance to celebrate accomplishments and stories from the running/training season, a great chance to celebrate health and fitness, and a great chance to celebrate the memories of those who've lost their battle against cancer and the legacies of those who have fought or are still fighting. The XC teams look forward to seeing you there, so you can Run Like They Do! Free t-shirts to the first 50 entrants. Parking is extremely limited, but the race is easily accessible by the Minuteman Commuter Bike Path.

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: Sugoi Running Form

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.

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 order.

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

Type of Project: Limited edition original artwork Dana-Farber Boston Marathon print with original signature
Name of Runner: Chris Knight
Price: $30 - prefer to be a donation to Dana-Farber through my DFMC fundraising page
Best way to contact event director:
Brief Description: Artwork is on card stock and media used is Sharpie marker. Each print will be hand signed and mailed out.

Type of Project: T-shirt sales
Name of Runner: Chris Knight
Price: $25 
Best way to contact event director:
Brief Description: The website to purchase shirts is here. You can also see a picture of the shirt and design. It is a gray t-shirt with his original concept artwork design. Only available until April 17. Not tax deductible. The shirt is only made if the minimum number of 6 is reached. Shipping would be sometime in May.

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