The pandemic has uprooted and upheld a lot of plans—birthday and graduation celebrations, travels and adventures, weddings and family reunions. We've had to press "pause" on so many goals.
But even when the world ground to a halt in march, families battling cancer couldn't stop—we know too well that cancer doesn't quit.
Neither do we.
Rain, shine, or coronavirus, I am participating in the 2020 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.
Jim and I continue our tradition—this year, I walk 27 miles in honor of the 27 years I had with my Dad, Bob Ghegan.
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.
It is more important than ever to support leaders in cancer research, and Dana-Farber is one of the leading clinical sites in the nation. COVID-19 has slowed projects and pathways to a cure, hitting "pause" on groundbreaking trials and slowing progress.
Economic hardship has impacted the way and the degree to which people can give, but every dollar counts, and every dollar means the world to me, to my family, and to everyone facing their disease. Every amount, big and small, fills my heart with tremendous joy. I am incredibly grateful to all of my supporters over the years—you've kept me moving through heartache, and hustling up those hills, metaphorical and physical. (Mile 21 sure does hurt...)
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!