I am one of the lucky ones- I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011 and underwent 2 surgeries and a 6-month round of chemo. In 2012 the cancer was back and I underwent another surgery and another 6 month round of chemo. In 2013. my mother was diagnosed (just a couple of months after I finished my second chemo round) with liver cancer and passed away in 2014. In 2016, one of my college roommates, Gina Sweeney Gatter, died too soon after an extremely short battle with liver cancer. I walk today in her honor so that other families do not suffer the same devastating loss as Gina's family and friends did. Together I am sure we can conquer this dreadful disease. So I am participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
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 pediatric and adult patients and their families.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!