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Jason Schroder
Amount Raised
$2,800.00
Fundraising Goal $1,000.00

My Message

Let's look back at all of the road races I have participated in over the years:  

Dare Day (sometime in the mid-90s in Westford, MA)

Well, that about sums it up (Yes I am serious… I tried to replay years and years over in my head and honestly, that is the only race I have done).  While I have organized and watched countless events, I am not what you would call a “runner.” So why now?  Why the Emerson Hospital 5K Run/Walk for Cancer? 

Over the years on social media or through conversations I watched and listened as parents, siblings, and loved ones of people I knew were impacted by this horrible disease.  My heart broke for every battle lost and rejoiced for each victory over it.  It was always an arm’s length away… until it wasn’t. 

In late October of 2012, I got a call from Maureen.  At the time we were dating and she lived in Somerville.  She was upset and the most I could ascertain from the call was that something was wrong with her mother so I hung up and headed over to her house.  We put her on a flight that night for Scotland.  Exhibiting no signs of anything, her doctors would admit her to the hospital with stage IV metastatic breast cancer.  Despite her fight, she would lose her battle less than 30 days later. 

Spring of 2015, I received a call at work from my Mom.  She had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  I grabbed my things and walked out into the city.  I spent several hours wandering around Boston trying to accept the news.  I was numb but when I thought about how strong she was and the fight in her, I was ready to fight too.  My Mom was treated at Emerson Hospital and the doctors, nurses, and staff couldn’t have been better.  They were fortunate that they caught it early and after surgery and 33 daily treatments of radiation, she would be declared cancer free. 

January of this year, I received a call from my Dad.  He had a melanoma on his arm and while they had done a small surgery to remove it, they were concerned of what else it could mean.  First treated at Emerson Hospital and then MGH, they did scans and tests of his whole body and another surgery to remove more tissue in his and his lymph nodes.  They didn’t find any signs of the disease beyond what they had removed in his arm.  A huge relief but those few weeks of waiting and letting the mind run free of what could be were difficult. 

So why now?  One simple reason… I don’t want Isla to ever get that phone call.  I’m joining the fight and asking for your help in supporting the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke that stood by my family and countless others in their battles.  Thank you!

Event Date
May 18, 2019 8:00 AM
Location Name
Run Walk, Acton MA

My Team

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My Supporters (24)

A friend of Emerson Hospital donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Brent & Lisa Faduski donated $50.00
May 18, 2019 11:12 PM
The Joneses donated an undisclosed amount
May 17, 2019 5:45 PM
Meagan Darcangelo donated $50.00
May 16, 2019 11:59 AM
Laura Linkinhoker donated $50.00
May 12, 2019 7:00 PM
Kate Weissman donated an undisclosed amount
May 12, 2019 11:08 AM
Erin Doherty left a message
May 9, 2019 11:24 AM
Thanks for sharing your story Jason! Great efforts for a great cause!
Erin Doherty donated an undisclosed amount
May 9, 2019 11:23 AM
Gabriela Martina donated an undisclosed amount
May 8, 2019 8:00 PM
Denise, Aux Rox Captain left a message
May 8, 2019 10:29 AM
Thank you for sharing your story... best of luck to Team Shenanigans!
Kristen Fischer donated an undisclosed amount
May 8, 2019 9:55 AM
Marcello & Sandy D’Amico donated an undisclosed amount
May 8, 2019 7:42 AM
A friend of Emerson Hospital donated an undisclosed amount
May 8, 2019 6:55 AM
Bethune Family donated $200.00
May 8, 2019 5:03 AM
Beth left a message
May 7, 2019 9:37 PM
Donation is in honor of my sister Allison - cancer survivor. Would walk with you if up there. Enjoy!
A friend of Emerson Hospital donated an undisclosed amount
May 7, 2019 9:35 PM
Eileen McDonagh donated an undisclosed amount
May 7, 2019 9:20 PM
Lana Waldren donated $100.00
May 7, 2019 7:56 PM
The Walker Family donated an undisclosed amount
May 7, 2019 7:54 PM
Mary & Henry Hogan donated $60.00
Apr 15, 2019 12:00 AM
Helen & DuWayne Sayles donated $200.00
Apr 3, 2019 7:17 PM
Reba donated $100.00
Apr 3, 2019 2:32 PM
A friend of Emerson Hospital donated $150.00
Apr 3, 2019 1:22 PM
Jason Schroder donated $300.00
Apr 2, 2019 10:44 PM

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