On Sunday, October 3rd, I will once again walk in the Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way. For the second year, we won't be heading into Boston to walk part of the famed Boston Marathon route. Instead, many of the Lepley's Laceups team will be joining together to walk around the Lepley's neighborhood in West Roxbury.
It's hard to believe that a year has passed since my last walk. At that point, I was newly recovered from lung surgery to remove my upper right lobe after a cancerous nodule was found in the late Spring of 2020. I remember feeling very relieved to have the surgery behind me and, at the same time, apprehensive about my first post-surgery cancer CT scan which was coming up. Now, after a full year of screenings and no additional cancer findings, I am more hopeful than ever that this was a "one & done" occurrence. The minimally-invasive surgery hastened my recovery and the on-going screenings and surveillance give me important peace of mind. I continue to be so grateful for the excellent care I received and continue to receive through Dana Farber.
It's for my personal situation and for all of the many other people I know who have benefited from the kind of cancer research done at Dana Farber that I have pledged to raise funds for critical research and innovative patient care provided by Dana-Farber.
Cancer touches all of us and every donation moves us closer to the ultimate goal of a world without cancer.
Here's hoping you all have a safe and healthy end to 2021...