Relay For Life of Greater Fall River

Both Jane and John liked to walk Horseneck Beach at sunset. None of us can walk that beach today without thinking of them.
Both Jane and John liked to walk Horseneck Beach at sunset. None of us can walk that beach today without thinking of them.

Walking with Jane & John

We began walking after Jane died to find a cure of the NET cancer that killed her. John walked with us from the start. Two years ago, John started having trouble with numbers--the first sign something was wrong. In April of 2016, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma--a deadly brain cancer with no cure. He died July 1, 2017--a few days after he walked with us in spirit at last year's Relay.

We couldn't do much the last two Relays because of John's illness. He attended the 2016 event. He took part in the Survivor Lap, then talked with former students and old friends in the Food Tent, where we were serving clam cakes and chowder.

We still have no cure for NET cancer. Honestly, we're not even close. By 2020, the number of patients in the US with the disease will have doubled since Jane's death in 2010. It's turning out to be one of the most complicated cancers there is. We can slow down the march to death, we can alleviate the symptoms--but we can't do much beyond that. None of us who watched NET cancer kill Jane will ever be the same.

Glioblastoma has no cure, either. It killed Ted Kennedy It is killing John McCain. It killed our friend John. None of us who watched what happened to him will ever be the same, either.

Every cancer hurts--and most of them kill. Until every cancer is gone, we will continue to walk.
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Walking with Jane & John

we’ve raised $1,009
Our Goal $1,000.00
#32 out of 50 Teams

Our Event


Why We Relay

We began walking after Jane died to find a cure of the NET cancer that killed her. John walked with us from the start. Two years ago, John started having trouble with numbers--the first sign something was wrong. In April of 2016, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma--a deadly brain cancer with no cure. He died July 1, 2017--a few days after he walked with us in spirit at last year's Relay.

We couldn't do much the last two Relays because of John's illness. He attended the 2016 event. He took part in the Survivor Lap, then talked with former students and old friends in the Food Tent, where we were serving clam cakes and chowder.

We still have no cure for NET cancer. Honestly, we're not even close. By 2020, the number of patients in the US with the disease will have doubled since Jane's death in 2010. It's turning out to be one of the most complicated cancers there is. We can slow down the march to death, we can alleviate the symptoms--but we can't do much beyond that. None of us who watched NET cancer kill Jane will ever be the same.

Glioblastoma has no cure, either. It killed Ted Kennedy It is killing John McCain. It killed our friend John. None of us who watched what happened to him will ever be the same, either.

Every cancer hurts--and most of them kill. Until every cancer is gone, we will continue to walk.

Team Members

Name Amount Donate

Thank You Donors

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Top Donors
  1. Alicia Lynn Larocque$10
  2. Ashley Borges$50
  3. Brandon Tunney$50
  4. craft fair$35
  5. Event Day 6-22$114
  6. In loving memory of Barry$100
  7. Keri Lawrence-Hickey$100
  8. Mr. Harry A Proudfoot MA$500
  9. Rfl Donation$50
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When Communities Come Together

The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Donations are used to fund life-saving cancer research, patient support services, prevention and education information, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year is helping make a difference.

$406 million

Funding potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

1.2+ million

Calls and chats from patients/caregivers seeking info and support.

456 thousand

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge®.