James Rosatto Walk on Water Benefitting Dana-Faber Cancer Institute Set for June 8

If you missed last year, don’t worry, you can walk this year. Please join, Saturday, June 8th 2024, at the Eliot Circle end of Revere Beach for our 3rd annual James Rosatto Walk on Water benefitting Dana-Faber Cancer Institute. The walk takes off at 10:00AM sharp.

This walk is in memory of East Boston’s former local resident and business owner, James “Jimmy” Rosatto. Jimmy was husband to Isabel Rosatto from Eagle Hill and brother of Richard Rosatto and business partner James Stella both from Orient Heights.  As an original owner of DaCoopa’s Pizza, Quality Car Wash of Day Square, Jimmy’s Fish and Dairy Barn and member of Orient Heights Yacht Club he was well known in the community.

When he was not driving around East Boston, he was walking Revere Beach. Jimmy was health conscious, exercising and eating well. The shock of his life came in the form of Liver cancer. Sadly, the cancer was not caught in time. Without being given chance to fight off the disease, less than seven weeks later, James passed away.

It is for this reason, raising funds for early detection of liver cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers such as pancreatic, colorectal and stomach cancers has become a family mission. Walk organizer and daughter, Stacy Egan VanPutten, felt her dad had been robbed of opportunity. She stated “we couldn’t save him, now all I can do is walk with a hope to help someone else.”

In collaboration with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy’s family walks his walk supporting  the world’s largest liver cancer prevention study which aims to better understand who is at greatest risk for developing the caner and why. Donating enables continued research in finding the best way to screen for cancer in the future to greatly improve patient outcomes. This community walk last year raised over $8,000 for the study.

Jimmy’s family, Danielle Egan, Barbara Rosatto, Tommy Rosatto, Michelle Rosatto Donovan and Jackie Rosatto Indrisano invite the local community to take part in this important initiative.

Register to walk, $25.00, $10.00 for Children. If you are unable to join and would like to show support with donation both can be sent directly to Dana-Farber at the link or QR code below. 


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