For the 6th year in a row, I am participating in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer! This year Walk Day is on October 3rd, which is my Dad's birthday. As many of you know, the DFCI provided care and support to my dad throughout his long battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For my family, the DFCI is far more than a building or organization. It is Michelle and Annie, his favorite nurses; the volunteers that knew how to make a proper cup of tea; and a team of doctors that fought this disease alongside my family over the course of my dad’s 19 year battle. 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 patients and their families.