Tag: Why I Care Walk


Why The Daileys Care Walk: Thalassemia Doesn’t Define You

February 16, 2016 – Throughout this Care Walk season, we will be highlighting stories of some of the amazing people whose efforts make this event a success for the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and all the patients we serve. With so many Care Walks taking place on the same day, we hope that these stories will […]

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Why I Care Walk: Empowered to Make a Difference

Erin Dean’s Story: Erin got involved in Care Walk in 2012 because her husband, who has beta thalassemia major, had recently  faced some challenges.  “I knew that at the very least, participating in the Walk could be a small gesture of support and recognition for everything he and our family had been through. Given that […]

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Why I Care Walk: Making An Impact

Chi Pham and Faye Lam’s stories “I would like to encourage everyone to participate in the Care Walk in even the smallest fashion because you may not know the impact you could be making for future generations.” So says Chi Pham, who along with Faye Lam and several others have been organizing the “Team DC […]

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Why I Care Walk: In Memory of a Friend

Sharon Radonis’ Story: I became involved with the Care Walk after losing my childhood best friend Michelle Palermo-DiMaggio to complications from this illness on March 6, 2011.   I wanted to get involved with the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation to help find a cure so no one else has to suffer the way that Michelle did. I […]

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Why I Care Walk: To Teach

May 1, 2013 – Alfred Torres has organized a Care Walk in Hawaii the last two years because his son has thalassemia, but it has ended up as a learning experience for some of the students that Al teaches. “I decided to get the Catholic school I teach at to get involved in this event […]

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Making an Impact: Why I Care Walk

April 11, 2013 – “I would like to encourage everyone to participate in the Care Walk in even the smallest fashion because you may not know the impact you could be making for future generations.” So says Chi Pham, who along with Faye Lam and several other DC area supporters is organizing this year’s “Team […]

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Empowered to Make a Difference: Why I Care Walk

April 4, 2013 – Erin Dean and her “A Team” will be Care Walking at Hoboken Waterfront Park, while Erin’s sister, Katherine, will lead a Walk in Atlanta.  (Click here for the A-Team’s Care Walk page!) Erin’s Story: Erin got involved in Care Walk last year because her husband, who has beta thalassemia major, had recently  faced […]

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