I am glad to participate in the 2021 Virtual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world in which all cancers are preventable or can be detected and treated early-on. It's a worthwhile goal which Dana-Farber is helping to achieve. My husband and I are glad to support Dana-Farber with our contribution, and I hope you will be glad to contribute, too!
Since this year is another virtual walk, and since this year I am lucky enough to have been vaccinated against Covid-19, I will be taking a 26.2 mile walk in Wilbraham, my home town, along its sidewalks and quiet sidestreets. Again, it won't be the same as the "real" marathon route which I've done for so many years, but it helps to raise the funds Dana-Farber needs to continue its outstanding research and treatment programs, and that's what's most important!
In looking back on these 30 years of walking, the progress made by Dana-Farber during the same time is amazing and heartwarming! Early detection and new techniques for treatment have enabled so many people I know to be free of cancer and others to have full productive lives despite cancer. Dana-Farber's significant contributions in all areas of cancer research and treatment have made a difference to so many lives! At the same time, I know (and I'm sure you also know) folks who passed away this year because of cancer: there is still more work to be done to make a difference for those whose cancers are still resistant.
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 compassionate patient 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 Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can conquer cancer!
Dedicating this walk, as always, to my Mom and Ray's Mom, who fought and endured cancer many years ago, to my Dad, who loved to walk, to all of you who help fight cancer by contributing on this walk page, and to those you honor and remember.