For the second year in a row, I am participating in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
I, again, am walking in memory of my mom who passed away on October 7, 2009 of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I miss her so very much! Less than a year after she passed, my dad and I rode 192 miles in two days in the Pan Mass Challenge, raising money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute - just like this walk! The ride was incredible and I just knew the feeling that I would get from participating in the walk would be just as amazing, and I was right! The exhilaration of being a part of something so much bigger than I, along with 'bringing' the generous and wonderful donations from SO many, is why I decided to walk again!!
Now for the 'business' part! : ) 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.
If you donated last year and decide to support me again this year, I so appreciate your donation yet again!!! And, if you decide to donate to my cause and haven't before, I thank you so much too!!!! Your donations are not only used for very important research but also to support the courageous children and adults that are fighting their fight against cancer! Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!