October 7, 2014
Bella and Farrah held their 2nd Annual LMS Fundraiser at our local SweetFrog. Friends and family enthusiastically showed their support and helped to raise LMS awareness and $260 for Dana-Farber's LMS Researchers!
May 10, 2014
Our first big event, aptly named 'Upbeat Like Millie,' was a huge success because of the generosity of so many amazing people. We raised LMS awareness and nearly $16,000 for Dana-Farber's devoted leiomyosarcoma research scientists! Not too shabby for our first event!
October 15, 2013
In memory of their Grandma Millie, Bella and Farrah held their first fundraiser at our local SweetFrog. Friends and family showed their support as they joined us for some scrumptious frozen yogurt. 10% of SweetFrog's sales that evening were donated to the Sarcoma Research Department at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. $100 donation was a nice start to Bella and Farrah's fundraising efforts!
May 1, 2014
A visit to Dana-Farber's LMS Research Laboratory prior to our 'Upbeat Like Millie Gala' motivated us to make sure that our event would be a success!
September 8, 2013
Team Sandy Toes and Soggy Dollars walked 'The Walk' in memory of Millie! In just two weeks we were able to raise $1200. Funds raised supported Dana-Farber's compassionate patient care program and their groundbreaking research.
August 9, 2013
We hand delivered our first big check of $3,200 for Dana-Farber's Sarcoma and Bone Research Fund. Funds raised were from Millie's Celebration of Life and Bella & Farrah's Lemonade Stand sales. Way to go everyone!
July 27, 2013
In less than 2 hours, Bella and Farrah's Lemonade Stand earned $68! Thank you to the beach goer's at Middle Beach in Westbrook, CT!
July 18, 2013
We honored and celebrated Millie and her beautiful life with the same joy that she brought to all of us. Celebrating her life under the pavilion and listening to the sounds of steel drums on a balmy summer night couldn't have felt more right, or tropical. Throughout the evening guests made donations in Millie's memory to Dana-Farber's Sarcoma and Bone Research Fund. Their contributions totaled over $3,100!
September 11, 2015
Wow, we visited with the research scientists of DFCI's zebrafish laboratory! And let me tell you, they are very busy at work discovering cutting edge treatments to help save lives of children diagnosed with neuroblastoma! The transparent zebrafish allow scientists to directly visualize cancer processes including tumor growth, as well as tailoring the treatment regime to a specific form of cancer, like leukemia. It was an honor for my daughter's and I to spend the day in such great company. Meeting Dr. Thomas Look, the mastermind behind the zebrafish lab, was the icing on the cake!
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September 21, 2015
As the guest speaker for The Jimmy Fund's 'Special Events Recognition Night' at Fenway Park, I was asked to speak about the quest that my family and I are on to raise LMS awareness and funding via our annual 'Upbeat Like Millie' fundraisers. It was a beautiful experience and I was honored and humbled to be a part of such an important event. We were treated to a Red Sox game too!
October 22, 2015
Thank you to all who came out to support Bella, Farrah, Hudson and Soleil's 3rd Annual LMS Fundraiser at our local sweetFrog! Your overzealous appetites for FROYO and exuberant desire to support their cause through extra donations helped our kiddos raise 150 soggy dollars for Dana-Farber's LMS Researchers!
November 21, 2015
An extraordinary group of individuals came together for an epic showdown with LMS. To those 'Upbeat Like Millie Wild West Roundup & Leiomyosarcoma Fundraiser' attendees, donors, volunteers and entertainers, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. We successfully raised $13,000 for DFCI LMS Research Department!
October 22, 2016
Chamard Vineyards provided the perfect Autumn backdrop for our 'Upbeat Like Millie Vine a Cure LMS Fundraiser.' Thank you to all who supported our fundraiser! You rocked the house with your beautiful smiles, kind hearts and upbeat attitudes! We successfully raised $12,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institutes LMS Research Department! Thank you!
Past Fundraising Efforts and Events
September 12, 2016
We were honored and excited to join the Jimmy Fund for their annual Special Events Appreciation night. We were treated to dinner, drinks and a Red Sox game!
January 25, 2017
The youngest crew of Sandy Toes is sending out a big thank you to their friends, classmates, teachers and family for helping them enthusiastically raise $200 in just 3 short hours! The funds have been received by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's LEIOMYOSARCOMA research laboratory and we're certain that they have already been put to good use!