I am participating in the 2018 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward conquering cancer.
Each year I donate to support friends who walk for the cause, and always think that there will be time for me to walk next year... that is until my husband Dana got Stage 3 bladder cancer. What I've come to personally realize is that time is a gift, and that healthy tomorrows are not guaranteed because cancer afflicts anyone and everyone.
Cancer doesn’t care that you’ve lived a healthy life, eating right and exercising daily.
Cancer doesn’t care that you’ve worked hard your entire life to provide for people and causes that are important to you.
Cancer doesn’t care that you are kind, thoughtful, generous, and loving to everyone in your life.
Cancer doesn’t care that your plan to watch your children become remarkable adults is your greatest pleasure.
Cancer doesn’t care that people who love and care for you will carry heaviness in their hearts as they helplessly watch you battle this disease.
This year I will walk to honor all those fighting this awful disease. If you would like to contribute, please know you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care for pediatric and adult patients and their families.
I look forward to crossing the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!