Dear friends and family,
I will be walking in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk once again this year on October 2nd in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Amidst a pandemic where so much medical attention needed to be placed on COVID-19, at times cancer care took a backseat, impacting a larger population than usual. Dana-Farber has been at the forefront of providing constant care throughout this challenging time and continuing to make great advancements in clinics and research.
Each walk year I take the opportunity to reflect on all the loved ones in my life that have been touched by cancer. Whether their stories happened ten years ago, or ten days ago, I hold every one of them near and dear to my heart as I walk. It is always my hope that the support I give is able to one day keep that list from growing, but until then I am grateful to keep walking in their honor and memory.
During my nineteenth year of walking, I aim to reach a cumulative goal of one million dollars raised, and I will continue to match every donation given. This year, in addition to donations, I would love to hear from you with your own names of people who have been touched by cancer. As much as I take pride in my ability to raise money each year (with your help of course), stories keep me going. In addition, I will be printing the names you give me on a shirt and walking for all of you and all of them. While it impacts so many of us, cancer can’t take away our memories. Every step is a story.
Checks can be made out to the Jimmy Fund Walk and sent to me, or you can donate online.
If you are in the Burlington area on walk day, I encourage you to come out and wave along the bike path, as I will be walking in Vermont again this year. In the meantime, thank you for your support in so many ways, and stay safe, happy, and healthy.