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! This will be the 25th year for Team Karen to raise funds. Karen Swymer Shanahan was the daughter of dear friends. She battled the disease from the age of 9 to 32. Her mother (our Team Captain) and I have crossed the Finish line together 23 of those 25 years and the Team has surpassed the $500,000.00 mark thanks to your generosity!
This year is special...the final year that we walk together as a team. Please help me make it a spectacular finish and a momentous achievement in contributing to Dana Farber and their life saving mission!
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.
Donations can be made online at
Or, if you prefer to mail a check please make it payable to Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk (BMJFW) and include my ID#1014824 in the memo line.
Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk
P.O. Box 3595
Boston, MA 02241-3595