I am participating in the 2018 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer! This will be my 9th Walk. My first Walk was in memory of my mother, Evelyn Phillips. The Jimmy Fund was her favorite charity and I am carrying on her support of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
This year, while I walk in memory of Mom, Dad, Frank, Julia, Steve, Bob and so many others, I dedicate my walk in loving memory of my friend Lynne and her sister Amy's mother Sandy Walsh. Lynne and her mom shared an amazing journey together over the last year and throughout each update, the family had the greatest praise for the care and compassion of the entire staff at Dana Farber. I never met Sandy in person, only know her through the eyes and words of Lynne as she chronicled her mom's treatments, milestones, celebrations and losses, but she inspired me with her courage, her positive outlook and her passion for life! This one's for you Sandy!! You certainly were a "Super Woman"!!!! I will look up and blow you a kiss when "we" cross the finish line.
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!
If you would like me to walk in support of or in memory of someone, please let me know and I will add their name to my bib.