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Mary Lou Collins


Event Name:  Team Perry Baltimore
Location:  Baltimore, MD

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$5,000
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$5,055 Fundraising total
$5,055 Fundraising total
Perry and her sister, Susannah. December 2019
Perry and her sister, Susannah. December 2019
Fundraising Honor Roll
Mr Carville Collins & Dr Mary Louise Collins
$1,000
Taiwan Whiteford's
$500
Cathy and Bill Gaudreau
$250
Terry & Rafael Tamargo
$250
Karen & Emmett McGee
$250
Bryan and Jennifer Klepper
$200
Anonymous
$200
The Prendergast Pichard Family
$150
The Firsties
$100
Leslie and Dan Baird
$100
Taber & Rick Hook
$100
Ford & Susan Barton
$100
Liz Kelly Books
$100
Mike and Renee Gardiner
$100
Kerry Shea and Owen Dall
$100
Tom and Lisa Cumberpatch
$100
Mark Gately
$100
Robb and Peggy Cecil
$100
Kathleen and Bob Ruhl
$100
Mrs. Cary L. Barton
$100
Allison Jensen
$100
Judy & Pete Smith
$100
Heather Oviedo
$100
Margee and Reed Perry
$100
Congratulations, Perry!! Pat and Alice Wilkinson
$100
Denise Chamblee and Gary Tanner
$100
The Moya Family
$100
Henry and Risa Jampel
$60
brittany and mark
$60
Geraldine SEYDOUX
$60
Maureen and Dick Klepper
$50
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$30
Jayne C Bernasconi
$25
Kayla Wolf
$20

TEAM PERRY BALTIMORE

Team Perry is named for my 19 year old niece, Perry Zimmerman, a FOUR-TIME CANCER SURVIVOR.  As a baby, she had tumors in both eyes (retinoblastoma) which were successfully treated by the ocular oncologist at Sloan-Kettering.  At age 2, Perry developed a pineoblastoma (brain tumor) which required almost a year of treatment.  At the time she was treated, survival rates for that tumor were essentially zero...but Perry beat that cancer too.  She has now also had two osteosarcomas (bone tumors), the last diagnosed early in her senior year of high school.  Despite on-going treatment, Perry was able to graduate from high school last June and has now completed her first semester at Lafayette College!  

Simply put, Perry is the strongest person I know.  She has more tolerance, grace and wisdom than I've seen in anyone. 

Here's Perry on New Years Eve 2019: "Thanks 2019 for being full of some of my lowest moments but at the same time being full of so many highs...as we ring in the new decade, I am just full of gratitude for everyone who has been at my side this year. I'm grateful for all the MSK Kids doctors and nurses for everything they do for all their patients; and I'm so happy I've found my place in college.  Only 3 treatments left y'all but, I know it sounds weird - I'm gonnal miss the hospital so much."  A strong statement from a four-time survivor about the impact these MSKCC doctors and nurses have on patients.

All of Perry's cancers are rare.  Rare cancer patients make up about half of all people fighting cacncer, but they often have limited or no treatment options because rare cancer research is drastically underfunded.  Please help to ensure there are treatments for these rare cancers by joining Team Perry to raise funds for research in pediatric eye and brain tumors.

 

 


 
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