I am participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
Why do I walk?
My world changed dramatically on a Friday afternoon in October, 2013. Up until then, I mostly took health for granted. That day…while driving to pickup my two young daughters from daycare, I got a call and the caller-id seemed to indicate my wife was calling. But, it wasn’t my wife. Instead, an unfamiliar voice responded to my “hey” by introducing herself as my wife’s doctor and, without a pause, said, “I’m calling because your wife has breast cancer.” There was no, “Are you sitting down”, or “Is this a good time to talk?” Just a flat out, “…cancer!”
Fortunately, my wife’s cancer was caught early. Fortunately, my wife met and came to love her talented team at Dana Farber, including everyone…nurses, doctors, administrators, and volunteers. Fortunately, my wife responded well to treatment. Fortunately, Gabby (my wife) is one _______. [Insert a kick-ass slogan of your choice!]. Fortunately, Gabby continues to do well!!
Why do I walk? I, obviously, walk to pay the “fortunatelies” forward. Fortunately, I am not alone on this quest. There is a team of us! We walk as a united hoard confronting this terrible disease!!
Please join us in this effort. Please help pay fortunately forward!! Please support the Pink Barbarians!!
Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!!