Family and Friends,
For the 6th straight year I am again participating Boston Marathon(R) Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer! We all know or have known someone who is has been stricken with or died from this horrible disease. Many of you have supported me every year in this fight and I thank you!! Your help via your donations have us closer than ever to finding a cure. My mom had stage 4 lung cancer when we walked through the door at Dana Farber with a prognosis of 6 to 9 months to live. With the great research and treatments there, some that weren't being done anywhere in the world, they gave us almost four full years extra with mom. Since then treatments and services average a minimum of 4 years of life expectancy for a stage 4 cancer patient. cant say enough about the doctors and support staff some of who walk with me and I will have as friends forever.
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. My mom and my family was a direct benefactor of these services and is the reason why I walk and passionately lobby for your help to support Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund Walk.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, WE CAN CONQUER CANCER!!