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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 nearly 320 Pacesetters during the DFMC 2017 season!
  • Top 50 Fundraisers: This team-leading category speaks for itself!
  • Fundraising Contest Winners: Teammates earn Marathon Day cheering shirts for family and friends through contests that reward various fundraising accomplishments.

Fundraising Projects and Events
There are many different ways that DFMC team members reach their personal fundraising goals. Creativity rules! During the 2017 season alone, for example:

  • Tracy had numerous DFMC projects, including mesh hats, winter hats, rally towels, and vests
  • Laurie created Boston inspired training shirts
  • Sarah and Hilary's fabulous team jackets brought camaraderie to DFMC training runs and beyond
  • Rich and Micho each directed 5K road races

Teammates raised thousands of dollars by supplementing their fundraising campaigns with projects and events. If you would like to organize an event or project, we look forward to hearing from you! Please contact the DFMC office at least four weeks in advance of the event to learn more about our quick and easy approval process. We're here to help!
Visit the Fundraising Spotlight page regularly throughout the season to learn about team members' events and projects.

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: 


What: Bowl to Beat Cancer
Date/Time: Sunday January 28, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Runner hosting: Erin Phelps
Location: Flatbread Company - Allston, MA
Price: $30 per ticket
Contact info:
Details: Bowling & pizza at Allston's newest bowling spot! Price includes bowling and food. There will be opportunity drawings as well with lots of great items. Suggested donation is $5 for three tickets for the drawings.  

What: Fundraiser at Lansdowne Pub
Date/Time: Thursday February 8th - 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Runner hosting: Nicole Kuhnly
Location: Lansdowne Pub - 9 Lansdowne Street Boston, MA
Price: Suggested donation of $20 (includes 5 tickets to an opportunity drawing)
Contact info: or cell phone 860-604-1945
Details: Happy hour event at Lansdowne pub! Casual night with a cash bar and some appetizers! There will be an opportunity drawing so feel free to contact me if you have items you'd be willing to donate or if you have any questions! Suggested donation is $20 which includes 5 tickets to the opportunity drawing. 


What: Give Love, Give Life: A drag benefit for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Date/Time: Saturday February 10th - Doors open at 7:30 PM, shows begins at 8:00 PM
Runner hosting: Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
Location: Gateway City Arts - 92 Race Street Holyoke, MA 01040
Price: $15 minimum (advance tickets available online)
Contact info: or 413-648-8449
Details: In collaboration with the Imperial Court of Western Massachusetts, and generously sponsored by Brad Matthews Jewelers in Holyoke, we are hosting a Valentine's Day themed celebration of love while raising important funds to help the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute continue it's life-saving work. The show will feature local drag performers showcasing anthems of love, and opportunity drawings for great prizes donated by generous local businesses. Food and drink available from the Bistro at Gateway City Arts. Facebook event info is available here:

What: Bowl to Cure Cancer
Date/Time: February 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Runner hosting: Allie Wainer
Location: Wonder Bowl - 66 Hathaway Road New Bedford, MA 02746
Price: $30 a ticket, includes shoes, bowling, and food
Contact info:
Details: Opportunity drawing, bowling, food, and fun! 

What: Help Sean in the Race to Cure Cancer
Date/Time: Saturday February 24th - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Runner hosting: Sean Goodwin
Location: Capo Restaurant - South Boston, MA
Price: No cost entry - auction items vary
Contact info: or 860-878-1689
Details: A fun afternoon celebrating the fundraising success to date, and including auction items and opportunity drawings 

What: Boston Bruins Alumni Charity Hockey Game
Date/Time: March 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Runner hosting: Randy Suckney
Location: Stoneham Arena - 101 Montvale Ave Stoneham, MA
Price: Adults $10, Kids $5
Contact info: or 978-758-0450
Details: On March 4, 2018, the Boston Bruins Alumni Team will face off with the Bertucci's Restaurant "Dough Boys" at Stoneham Arena in this fundraising event. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Cancer Research. 

What: DFMC Prom Night
Date/Time: Saturday March 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Runner hosting: Alexis Drzewiecki & Sean Murphy
Location: Bell in Hand Tavern (second floor) - 45 Union Street Boston, MA
Price: $20 suggested donation at the door
Contact info: or Facebook
Details: Celebrate the last LONG run of the year (and the start of the taper!) with the DFMC Prom! Visit the photo booth, participate in the silent auction and opportunity drawing, and just have fun reminiscing about the days of your Prom! Prom attire is encouraged, but not required. Please reach out to Alexis with any questions -


Fundraising Projects:

What:  Red Fleece Mittens with DFMC logo embroidered on them
Created by runner: Alicia Leeman
Contact info:
Price: $20 per pair
Details: One size fits most - M/L - Hope to have them available for first team run and first team meeting.

What: T-shirts for sale
Created by runner: Theresa Salvatore
Contact info:
Price: $40
Details: My dad, who qualified to run the Boston Marathon, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in May 2017. He wore a marathon shirt to every surgical, chemo, and radiation appointment, because he wanted to be sure that everyone knew he was a marathon runner and not a cancer victim. While undergoing treatment, my family and I started a little group called Andy's Runners to support him while he was unable to run. Please order shirts by 11/18! Follow this link to order:


What: DFMC Sea Bag Wristlet
Created by runner:  Alexis Drzewiecki
Contact info: or PM on Facebook
Price: $40
Details: Custom wristlet made by Sea Bags, created using sails donated by local Boston sailing programs. These custom, one of a kind wristlets are not for sale anywhere! Hand made in Maine by Sea Bags, and 100% of proceeds go to DFMC. DFMC "legs" stitched on the front, DFMC logo on the back.

What: Run DFMC Long-Sleeve Performance Shirts
Created by runner: Lily Scott
Contact info:
Price: $40
Details: Let everyone know you're running for DFMC! Light grey, long-sleeve performance shirt with RUN DFMC in BAA blue/yellow on the front and Boston 2018 in blue on the back. Unisex, sizes XS-XL. Contact to purchase or if you would like a picture! 100% of proceeds benefit DFMC! 

What: Silver Running Jewelry
Created by runner: Sharon Tassini
Contact Info:
Price: $20
Details: Stunning - silver running jewelry with running themed charms. Bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Also beaded jewelry with running them available upon request. Pictures can be seen here 

What: Performance Wear T-shirts 
Created by runner: Jennipher Ray
Contact Info: - choose free shipping and I will bring to the late January/early February group runs 
Price: $30 short sleeve, $25 tank top
Details: The sale will end on January 7th  

What: DFMC Team Jackets
Created by runner: Sarah Hunt and Hilary Hall
Contact info:
Price: $140-$155
Details: This year's DFMC Team Jackets are on sale! Jackets are shipped directly from Sugoi and made to order. If you're interested in ordering a jacket, place your order here: pasting

What: Mantra Bands
Created by runner: Jennifer Magill Vondran
Contact info:, Facebook (Jennifer Magill Vondran) or 949-351-3443
Price: 1 for $5 or 3 for $12 - price includes US shipping
Details: Great way to keep motivated and spark conversations with potential supporters. These bands also make a great thank you gift to larger donors. Should be available to ship by 1/29/18


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