My Birthday Gift from all of you

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I have incredible news.
We recently heard from Dr. Lewis Silverman that the money used from Team Ari over the last 8 months in a year-long research project (with mice and with a new cancer drug targeting pediatric leukemia) is working as they hoped!  The next step to complete this pre-research is to combine the drug with other existing drugs to try to develop a method for using this drug in humans or more kids!
The assumption is this drug will soon be going to clinical trial!  Real kids with relapsed leukemia who don't have many options left will be given this drug.  We talked about how this money could be life saving.  And it really really is going to do just that. I have no way to thank you for your hard work on Team Ari 2013.  But of course, I'd love for you to walk with us (or donate!) this year! 
Here comes Team Ari 2014!  In fact, today is my birthday and all I want today is for you to join the team or donate to the cause.  The Dana Farber needs you!  The research needs you.  The mice definitely need you.  And the kids need you.  Of course, Ari needs you.
This year's walk is on Sunday, September 21.  This will be approximately 6 weeks after Ari finishes his 2 years of treatment.  We will have a lot to celebrate!  Like last year, most of us will be walking the 3 mile route and the more kids the better.  It's such a fun and exciting day with food and music and prizes and the feeling you have when you walk across the finish line is one of success and pride and sheer joy. 
Sign up today and use code Brunch to receive $10 off the registration fee. Or, if you're registering your whole family, call Sarah Dillon (  617-632-6434) and she can help you easily register every member of your family without having to do it online yourself multiple times.
With deepest appreciation,
JulieSue (and Matt, Ari, and Alison)


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