Imagineers United (Boston)

  • 2019 Imagineers United Team Photo

    2019 Imagineers United Team Photo

Imagineers United (Boston)


Raised: $13,080

Goal: $29,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Team Imagineers United walks in honor of Jim Takacs, Betty Brooks, Jon Margolis, Norman Cordeiro, and Barry Brooks.

Team Imagineers United was formed by Alison Takacs, in memory of her husband Jim, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, six and a half months after diagnosis, at the way too young age of 47, leaving behind Alison and two young daughters, ages 8 and 10 at the time. Since then, Alison and her daughters have been tireless advocates for pancreatic cancer awareness and research, making our team a top fundraiser for many years running. 

In 2015, the Takacs family moved south to begin a new chapter in their lives. Alison has passed the Boston fundraising torch to her fellow teammates, all of us united in having lost family members and friends to this lethal illness, and all of us imaginers in that we can envision a world where pancreatic cancer will no longer be a death sentence and are willing to work toward that day. We hope you will join us!

Alison continues to run the Southern chapter of Imagineers United.  Steve Brooks took over the Boston chapter in 2015.  We plan to re-unite in Boston for the 15th anniversary of Jim's passing.  2022 was the 25th year of Betty's passing.

We have raised over $256,334 since 2011Last year, we were the 1st Place fundraising team in Boston totaling $28,915. We want to exceed that total this year.

To join our team, just click the purple "Join Team" button on the right-hand side of this page!

To support one of our team members by making a donation to their page, click their name on the list below and then click "Donate Now" on the right-hand side of their page!

To make a general donation to our team (not to any particular team member), click "Donate Now" on the right-hand side of this page!

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