I am participating in the 2020 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way on Sunday, October 4. This will be my fifth year walking in this very important event. The walk will be different in this year of Covid as I will be doing it locally and not in Boston. However the ultimate finish line remains the same: a world without cancer.
When cancer touches you, you are forever changed. That is certainly what happened in our family when my brother, Richard Fox, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and then again when my husband, Marshall Gould, was diagnosed with the very same cancer in 2015. The journey has been different for each of these wonderful men in my life. They have both fought their disease with courage, strength and always with humor. The care they have received from the Head and Neck team at Dana Farber has been amazing. We feel so grateful to have access to this world class facility that treats not only the disease, but the whole person.
I walk to honor these two amazing men. I also walk for the many friends and family members who have been touched by cancer. Some have completed treatment successfully and are doing well. Others are still in the fight. Too many fought valiantly but ultimately lost the battle. All are my heroes!
When you make a gift to my walk, you are directly supporting Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s unique cutting-edge science. Your donation allows Dana Farber to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
I am fully committed to raising funds to support the science that is providing important research and new treatments every day. My dream is a world where our children and grandchildren do not have to fear cancer.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer and create a better tomorrow!!