On September 22, I will join my team, The Palliators, in the 2019 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I've pledged to raise $3500 to support Palliative Care programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
The funds we raised last year went to patients and families cared for by our Intensive Palliative Care Unit team at Brigham and Women's Hospital. They helped families afford to stay in Boston to support their loved ones, and helped patients make their stay more tolerable.
This year's funds will also be used to support our teaching of palliative care to other clinicians. We'll help them talk more clearly with their patients, support them emotionally, and ensure their comfort.
Contributions in any amount are very welcome. Gifts of $200 or more would be terrific!