#TEAMOPTIMIST Love for Jess & Dinah

Dinah, a poet, and Jess, a lover of nature and of people, are both dedicated educators in Brooklyn who have built their lives around providing knowledge and love to children in New York City schools. Immediately following the end of the school year this summer, Jess was diagnosed with breast cancer.

They’re committed to a life giving to the world, and we would like to reach out in hopes that together we will be able to give to them, as they remain deeply in love and support of each other, and intent on helping others.

Though there have already been dozens of appointments and tests, hundreds of phone calls, and one surgery, they are only now at the beginning. The long-term prognosis is positive, but doctors have let Jess know that the upcoming months will be difficult as Jess begins her chemotherapy treatment. We’re reaching out to you, friends, as I know they are unlikely to ask for help, in hopes that we, as a collective, may be able to gather for them as they go forward. As a community, we can give back to these giving people.

With all the love
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    • $500 
    • 34 mos
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    • $100 
    • 35 mos
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    • $30 
    • 35 mos
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    • $100 
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    • $20 
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Fundraising team: #TeamOptimist (4)

Dana Cadman 
Brooklyn, NY
Dinah Berenblum 
Brenda Shaughnessy 
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