Category Archives: Damon Runyon Cancer Research

“Grateful for Your Support, My Daughter’s Fight With Cancer”

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

Almost Two Years Cancer Free – Christy Jefremow’s Story

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.

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September 24, 2018

“Part of Something Bigger” – Dan Ferriouolo

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.

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September 13, 2018

“Breast Cancer Is Just A Chapter, Not the Story Of My Life,” Jennifer Cavanaugh & Her Journey

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.

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September 6, 2018

WILLIAM RAVEIS CHARITABLE FUND ANNOUNCES LEGENDARY REGGAE BAND, THE WAILERS, TO PERFORM AT ANNUAL RAVEIS RIDE + WALK FUNDRAISER

July 16, 2018  (Shelton, Conn.)The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) is pleased to announce The Wailers, the legendary reggae band formed by the late Bob Marley, will perform at the fourth annual Raveis Ride + Walk, which is scheduled for Sunday, September 30 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.

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July 17, 2018

2018 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipient, Adrienne Boire, MD, PhD

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.

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April 11, 2018

2018 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipient, Megan Insco, MD, PhD

It’s our third week of introducing the William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipients! Today we meet Dr. Megan Insco, from St. Joseph, Missouri!

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March 23, 2018

2018 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipient, Dr. Josh Brody

Congratulations to the 2018 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipients! With the $519,347 raised by the 2017 Ride + Walk, we are funding four new deserving scientists!

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March 8, 2018

William Raveis Ride + Walk Family Fundraising Event Date Announced for 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.

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March 7, 2018

‘Light a Fire’ Moffly Media Honoree, Bill Raveis

After three successful years running the Raveis Ride + Walk, a company run event to raise money for cancer research, Bill Raveis was honored by Moffly Media for his charitable contributions. The Light A Fire Awards salute individuals and organizations from across lower Fairfield County who have gone beyond the ordinary to extraordinary in their giving back to our community. From philanthropists and volunteers to organizations helping families, children and other members of our communities, the honorees are truly unique.

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December 5, 2017