26.2 Miles for Amyloidosis

For: The Amyloidosis Center at Boston University Medical Center
Organizer: Julie Hansell
26.2 Miles for Amyloidosis (The Amyloidosis Center at Boston University Medical Center)
$12,050
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 97 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

My father, James Hansell, was recently diagnosed with Amyloidosis, a rare but serious blood disorder.  In honor of my dad,I will be running the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon on April 27th, 2013, in Louisville, KY. I would like to raise $5,000 before the day of the race to donate to Boston Medical Center's Amyloidosis Research Fund. Over the last ten years, this research has led to new treatments which have significantly increased life expectancy and improved quality of life for those diagnosed with Amyloidosis. My family and I would be incredibly grateful for any contribution that you would be willing to donate towards this cause! Please leave a donation here!

Love, 
Julie

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 22, 2013

Posted on April 22, 2013

Dear Friends and Family,
My dad, Jim, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20th at 9:45am.  He was in no pain, and was surrounded by his family.  His funeral will be this Wednesday, at 11:00am. at Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor, followed by the burial and a luncheon.  

I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your incredible support and generosity in supporting my dad and donating to my fundraiser.  I will still be running the marathon this Saturday in dad's honor and memory, and I am so greatful for all of your support and encouragement in this endeavor.  It is absolutely incredible that we were not only able to reach our fundraising goal, but surpass it.  My dad was, and would be, so proud of such outpourings of generosity in his honor.  My mother, brother, and I are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.  Again, thank you so much for your generous donations.  Together, we can stop this horrible disease from taking any more precious lives.  Rest in peace, dad.  You will forever be in our hearts, our minds, and our lives.  

Posted on March 12, 2013

Posted on March 12, 2013

Hello!

Dad just finished his first round of treatment!  He's been reporting minimal side effects, and was feeling well enough to travel to Michigan for a little Hansell family reunion this weekend.  Adam is already in Ann Arbor, and I will be meeting them on Thursday.  My parents will move into their Boston apartment next week, and dad will begin his second, more aggressive, round of treatment.  

Thank you for your continued love and support!  We will continue to keep you all updated as dad's treatment plan continues to move forward!

Love,
Julie

Posted on February 28, 2013

Posted on February 28, 2013

Hi everyone!

Mom and dad just returned from another successful round of Chemotherapy in Boston (round 6).  Aside from a little fatigue, dad says that he is feeling well!  Donations are still coming in, which is incredible!  I will be leaving on Saturday to lead a college Spring Break trip to Cumberland Island, GA, for a week, so I will not have internet and likely no phone service as well.  So, if you get in touch with me and don't get a response, that's why!  And, of course, thank you all so much for everything that you are doing for my family!  Sending love your way!

Love,
Julie

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