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Kira's Kruisers Statistics


Money Raised
Team Fundraising Goal (enter numbers only): $85,000.00
Total Raised: $84,299.33


Members Recruited
Recruitment Goal: 85
Members Recruited: 56




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Team Kira's Kruisers is a Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk team named for 15 year old Kira who has been battling brain tumors since she was 4 years old. The Boston Marathon Jimmy FUNd Walk is the largest participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since its inauguration in 1989, the walk has raised more than $90 million for research and care to support patients with all forms of cancer. In the past 10 years, Kira's Kruisers has raised over $600,000 for pediatric brain tumor research at Dana-Farber.

Our team dedicates its funds to the Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma (PLGA)program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's. This program is the world's only multidisciplinary clinical and research program dedicated to pediatric low-grade gliomas. Established in 2007 with support from the PLGA Foundation, the program takes a multifaceted approach to finding more effective, less toxic treatments and a cure for children battling brain tumors, and has become the standard bearer for the research and care of pediatric brain tumors. Our pediatric neuro-oncologists, including Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, clinical director of the Brain Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's, and Pratiti (Mimi) Bandopadhayay, MBBS, PhD, are actively contributing to these efforts. This program has contributed to international research efforts that have identified genomic drivers that contribute to growth of pilocytic astrocytoma. Specifically, they have identified genes that are commonly mutated in pilocytic astrocytoma. These findings are guiding clinical trials examining the activity of new drugs specifically for children with pilocytic astrocytoma.

Please help us help kids like Kira!

Team Members:
Total Raised$84,299.33  
General Team Donation$0.00  
Renee Corning$12,842.20  
Katana Corning$1,860.00  
Alan Heinlein$21,731.00  
   Eric Bettger$417.40  
   HANNAH BLEAKNEY$1,559.60  
   John Bleakney$300.00  
   Margaret Bleakney$1,570.38  
   Donna Boissonneault$511.00  
   Loretta Brightman$400.00  
   Bob Bush$300.00  
   Gabrielle Casey$350.00  
   Patrick Casey$550.00  
   Jamie Coan$50.00  
   Ed Colleran$3,843.55  
   Diane Conroy$400.00  
   Kira Corning$1,860.00  
   Colby Dame$305.00  
   Callie Dangel$800.00  
   Jill Donan$1,063.60  
   Hernan Galaz$0.00  
   Amy Gendron$576.20  
   Tamara Georgacopoulos$300.00  
   Tasos Georgacopoulos$0.00  
   Tracy Gionfriddo$350.00  
   David Heinlein$1,630.00  
   Heidi Heinlein$440.00  
   Tori Heinlein$1,530.00  
   Amelia Hodson-Walker$862.50  
   Annabel Hodson-Walker$742.50  
   Benjamin Hodson-Walker$742.50  
   Bradley Hodson-Walker$792.50  
   Jeff Hoisington$300.00  
   Eileen Kramer$2,600.80  
   gregory lewis$300.00  
   Joe Lollar$501.20  
   Nancy Madanick$1,200.40  
   Brian McCann$200.00  
   Erin McCann$501.20  
   Pam Meoli$1,742.40  
   Susan Merloni$3,325.00  
   James Michel$1,501.20  
   Dylan Mortarelli$0.00  
   Kelly Muir$328.00  
   Andrea Murphy$378.60  
   Maryellen OLeary$1,416.20  
   Natalie Podsedly$3,152.20  
   Shelley Poulsen$2,478.60  
   Lisa Rarus$642.40  
   Barbara Rosinski$200.00  
   Stephanie Sabatino$1,200.00  
   Karl Sanchez$300.00  
   Robin Walker$2,195.00  
   Sally Weisman$300.00  
   Rachel Yorlets$230.00  
   Ali Zirilli$300.00  
   Matt Zirilli$326.20  

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