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 Meet Dylan, and join us in the Race Against Cancer 

In This Issue
Dylan's Race for Research
NEW! Dylan's Tasty Treats

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Thank  you in advance for your support of this 
worthy cause!

Dylan with his 
brother Hayden

Dylan loves cars!

Dylan wants to be a police officer when he grows up

Dylan throws the first pitch at a local league game

Dylan loves Baseball

We're changing up our typical newsletter and introducing you to a very special boy who is dealing with a very unique struggle. We thought this boy (who happens to be our nephew) was special enough to deserve his very own newsletter. So grab a tissue, read on and feel free to forward this to anyone who would like to help in making a difference.

                                  Eric & Stacy Thorson

Dylan's Race for Research


Our nephew Dylan Berio

In 2011 our nephew Dylan Berio was diagnosed with Pilocytic Astrocytoma at the age of 3.  Dylan's journey with Brain cancer has lead him through two surgeries and multiple rounds of chemo therapy. Currently Dylan has lost 50%  of his vision but his tumors are stable. 


We know that Cancer touches the lives of many families and the need for fundraising is immense but for our family this specific cause is a very personal one. Having to watch our nephew deal with the effects of the cancer & treatments for more than half of his life without the hope of a permanent cure has been a tough pill to swallow although Dylan remains happy & active despite his many trials. 


We have decided to join forces with the Dana Farber Institute through the "Run any Race" program to raise money for their Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund.  Stacy will be running in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC this fall in honor of Dylan and in hopes of contributing to the search for a cure. Myself & our two boys will be there cheering her on. 


Our goal is to raise a minimum of 

$5,000 for the cause. 


We will be matching 100% of donations up to $3,000 and are reaching out for your help.              




CLICK HERE to read more about Dylan's story


Click on the above "Donate now" button to submit a donation online or send check payable to "Dana Farber Cancer Institute" to Stacy Thorson, 125 Fireworks Circle, suite #1,  Bridgewater MA 02324


 Dylan's Favorites

The many stresses of dealing with cancer treatments make even the simplest things like eating a meal a little less enjoyable. Chemotherapy can also make Dylan nauseous and effect  the taste of certain foods.

In Honor of Dylan we've included two recipes based on his favorite drink (rootbeer!) and favorite food (mac & cheese!).

No matter what our situation we all can find comfort in a creamy bowl of
Dylan's Mac & Cheese or feel refreshed after one of Dylan's Root Beer Float Pops! Enjoy!
CLICK HERE for Dylan's Mac & Cheese Recipe
CLICK HERE for Dylan's Root Beer Float Pops Recipe