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Molly and Kerry Shanley's Fundraiser:

Team Eye and Ear 2016

Molly and Kerry's Photo
Molly and Kerry's Photo
Molly and Kerry's Photo
Molly and Kerry's Photo
Molly and Kerry Shanley

THE STORY:

We are running the 2016 Boston Marathon to raise money and awareness for Dr. Oon Tan and her team at the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Dermatology Center on the 9th floor at Mass Eye and Ear.  Kerry has been an employee at Mass Eye and Ear for the past three years, where she has gotten the chance to know Dr. Tan and see all of the wonderful things she does for patients at her center.  When Molly was looking for a dermatologist to see for her regular skin examinations, Kerry recommended Dr. Tan, and Molly scheduled an appointment.  At this initial visit, Dr. Tan noticed a suspicious mole, which was quickly biopsied, revealing a malignant melanoma.  Melanoma is the rarest, but most deadly type of skin cancer.  Left untreated, melanoma can spread rapidly to the surrounding tissue and organs.  Because of this, melanoma causes most skin cancer deaths, accounting for nearly 10,000 of the more than 13,000 skin cancer deaths each year.

Luckily, Mass Eye and Ear has a skilled team in place to address skin cancer malignancies.  Dr. Tan’s colleague, Dr. Molly Yancovitz, who also practices in the Dermatology Center at Mass Eye and Ear, saw Molly two weeks later for a more extensive surgical excision of the cancerous lesion, to remove all of the cancer and obtain clear margins.  Since then, Molly has been cancer-free, and returns to Mass Eye and Ear to see Dr. Tan every three months for thorough full-body skin checks and surveillance. 

Thanks to Dr. Tan and the amazing team at Mass Eye and Ear, Molly will be running with her sister Kerry in April, to raise awareness and money for melanoma and skin cancer research. 

Kerry: As an employee of Mass Eye and Ear, and also the sister of a patient, I am just in awe of all of the amazing things this hospital does.  I cannot overstate my gratitude to Dr. Tan and Dr. Yancovitz for their expertise not only in diagnosing Molly, but also expertly treating her melanoma, so that Molly can move forward and live a long and happy life.  Mass Eye and Ear as an organization, and Dr. Tan in particular, gave me my sister back, and  for that, I am overwhelming grateful.  We are so excited to run 26.2 miles strong for Mass Eye and Ear this year, and hope by doing so, we can help raise awareness for skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

Molly: I am so glad to be able to give back to Mass Eye and Ear, but I also hope our fundraising efforts encourage people to see a dermatologist.  I had never considered going to see one until Kerry went ahead and just made me an appointment.  I didn't think a 24 year old could have a malignant melanoma - especially a 24 year old who has always been somewhat sunscreen obsessed.  If our story can encourage just a few people to get checked who otherwise wouldn't have thought to, we will have met our goal.

$8,300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Oon T. Tan, MD, PhD

    $2,500

  • Linda Sweet Marks

     

  • MERRIEL SWEET

    $50

  • Bergeron

    $11.13

  • Jeff Pike

     

  • Forest Gump

    $45

  • The Will Family

    $100

  • The Canavan Family

    $100

  • The Hahn's

    $100

  • Vasilli

    $100

  • The Rand Family

    $100

  • Anne Marie Picariello

    $100

  • Molly and Kerry Shanley (Registration Fee)

    $200

  • Dick and Donna Brown

    $50

  • Krista and Ray

    $100

  • Lizzie Roy

    $100

  • Paula & Jerry

    $250

  • Rachael & Josh

     

  • Paige Hull

    $25

  • Rabbi David Orlander

     

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • The Cannell Family

     

  • Karen Kenyon

    $25

  • Mara

    $52.40

  • Tessa Hadlock

    $500

  • Anita and Richard Korzeniewski

    $100

  • Dave Kennedy

    $50

  • The Iontas

    $50

  • Phyllis Clark

    $25

  • Madi Armenio

    $25

  • Donna T McKittrick

     

  • Anya

     

  • Elliott Kozin

     

  • The Loftus'

     

  • Donna T McKittrick

     

  • Donna T McKittrick

     

  • Donna T McKittrick

    $25

  • David

     

  • Martha Mohr

     

  • Susan

     

  • Carls!!

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The LaFleur Family

     

  • kathy & Steve Young

    $300

  • Rhonda Kallman and Matt Shanley

     

  • Susie Wang

     

  • Merrilyn L and Warren L Rydstrom

    $150

  • Dorothy A. Lynch

    $25

  • Geraldine M Shanley & Susan Gallant

    $50

  • Tim Shanley

    $30

  • Kasey Black

    $26.20

  • Laurie Greeley

     

  • Leo Flynn

     

  • Ed Hale

     

  • Joanne Kenworthy

     

  • Jennifer Street

    $262

  • Matt Giordano

    $100

  • Kim Shanley

    $100

  • Roberta W. Siegel

    $272

  • Cathy Porter

    $100

  • Chris & Karen Filleti

     

  • Aileen, Rob & Revis

     

  • Jackie Malcolm

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Martha Pyle Farrell

    $300

  • Keri O'Riordan

    $26.20

  • The Waltys

     

  • Jen Ristic

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mum & Dad

     

  • J. Patrick Kennedy

    $100

  • Elena Langlois

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mei-Ling Smith

     

  • Lou Gottlieb

    $25

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The Team: $611,719 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sally Reiley

Amount Raised

$42,258

 

161% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$25,450

Fundraiser Title

Paul and Michael Cannistraro

Amount Raised

$24,150

 

97% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Herrick

Amount Raised

$23,221

 

100% Raised of $23,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelsey and Michelle Nickerson

Amount Raised

$21,715

 

109% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc and Lushe

Amount Raised

$20,024

 

80% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Norman Levy

Amount Raised

$19,625

 

196% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Hartnick

Amount Raised

$17,846

 

105% Raised of $17,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lou Gottlieb

Lou Gottlieb

DONATION: $25

In recognition of your excellent patient care and caring 11 months ago

Mei-Ling Smith

Mei-Ling Smith

Great job!!! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Elena Langlois

Elena Langlois

1 year ago

J. Patrick Kennedy

J. Patrick Kennedy

DONATION: $100

Go Shanleys!! 1 year ago

Mum & Dad

Mum & Dad

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jen Ristic

Jen Ristic

Go Kerry and Molly!! Cheering you on from NJ :-) 1 year ago

The Waltys

The Waltys

1 year ago