I will again be walking the half-marathon with the IBC team. At the Dana-Farber IBC patient forum this spring, it was so heartening to learn about the continued progress of Dr. Overmoyer and her team in fighting IBC.
I lost my mother to IBC 20 years ago, but was fortunate to have the great care of the specialized IBC team at DF, and am still here 5 years later. I feel stronger than ever, hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon a few days before I turned 60 last month. This followed the loss of my dad to cancer this year, a reminder that cancer of all kinds, can strike at all ages. I will walk in memory of both my parents this year.
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Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!