This will be my 26th year walking in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. In 1994, I lost my son, Jason, to Neuroblastoma. That was the first time cancer had affected my life. I started walking in his memory, and in an effort to prevent another family from going through the pain of losing a loved one, especially a child, to this horrible disease.
Since 1994, I have had many other loved ones who had to fight cancer, some who won and others who did not. Today I walk not only in memory of Jason, but in honor and memory of all the others who have been affected by cancer. I hope to some day live in a world cancer free. Until that time, I will continue my fight, as I have seen firsthand the improvements made in the area of both patient care and the treatment of cancer. Please support me in this fight.
When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!