As a result of our 2018 fundraising efforts from the William Raveis Ride + Walk across five states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Florida), we have raised $552,098 with 100% going to these four Damon Runyon Scientists. Please read about the 2019 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowships and about their brilliant and groundbreaking cancer research.
Grateful for Your Support
By Beth Barry Brown
When my 17 year old daughter, Ellie, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in July, it was such a shock. She had been very healthy her whole life and an exceptional athlete in multiple sports. During the process of being diagnosed and through her treatments she has endured so much, both emotionally and physically. Continue reading
October 18, 2018
In June 2016, Christy Jefremow was by all accounts a healthy, fit, and highly motivated 48-year-old woman training for her 12th marathon. It is an elite club of runners that can make it through 11 marathons and want to take on a 12th. As she began her marathon training regimen this time, she felt a bit more tired than usual, but she chalked it up to age and kept her eye on the finish line. She also began to experience light and unusual spotting two weeks after her period, and decided to make an appointment with her OB-GYN. That doctor visit became a life-changing event.
September 24, 2018
When Dan Ferriouolo, a WRRE agent in Milford, hit his fundraising goal of $2,000 for the annual Raveis Ride + Walk, his mother, Vicki, cried because she knew the donations to the Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation were made in her honor. In 2014, Vicki was diagnosed with breast cancer, after already enduring cervical cancer and melanoma. The following months proved to be a heart-wrenching roller coaster for the family, but throughout the tears, the more prevalent emotion was anger — an emotion they had never felt before.
September 13, 2018
When you are juggling three sons three and under and you lead an active, healthy and fit life, the last words you expect to hear are “You have cancer.” But that’s the phone call Jennifer Cavanaugh, 35, received in June 2018 while traveling with her family — and her whole world shifted. Three months ago, as she was putting her eight-month-old baby in his crib for a nap, she found a lump. Two doctors told her it was likely a cyst, but she pushed for further testing. Ultimately, a biopsy showed she had an aggressive form of breast cancer, called HER2/hormone negative, a protein in her cells that allows the cancer to live and spread.
September 6, 2018
Today we meet the last of our William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipient’s, Dr. Adrienne Boire, a clinical investigator and PhD at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
April 11, 2018
It’s our third week of introducing the William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipients! Today we meet Dr. Megan Insco, from St. Joseph, Missouri!
March 23, 2018
Today we’re highlighting Dr. Vinod Balachandran, one of the William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipients. With the money raised from the Raveis Ride + Walk in September 2017, Dr. Balachandran will be able to continue his research concerning pancreatic cancer. Read more below.
March 15, 2018
March 8, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) — The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) will host the fourth annual William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut, benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, on Sunday, September 30 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 7, 2018