I’ve lost too many loved ones to cancer, and this year I lost my sister at 50 years old. I didn’t get enough time with her, and neither did her daughters. She was tough as nails and fought cancer with a determination and sense of humor that was inspiring. She was always more concerned with others, and I want to give back to cancer patients like she gave back to everyone in her life.
I walk to raise money for Dana Farber’s Patient and Family Assistance Program (PFAP). Cancer does not care about your job, your grocery bills, gas for your car, etc. It tries to take everything you have and leave you too weak to fight. The PFAP aims to ease the financial burden for patients and families so they can focus their energy on beating cancer. I watched my sister bravely fight for 5 years, and I want to help others in their battle.