I completed a year of treatment for Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) - chemo, surgery, radiation and targeted therapy in January 2014. Fast forward to 2019, when we welcomed our second grandson in May. I have Dr. Beth Overmoyer and the Dana Farber IBC team to thank for being here to continue to experience all that life has to offer. On Sept 22, I will walk the half-marathon with them and other patients for the third year in a row!
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. As the patient advocate for the IBC program, I have a front- row seat to learn about all this team does to advance research and identify new diagnostic tools, all while offering top notch patient care.
I walked the Jimmy Fund marathon in 2010 before I was a Dana Farber patient, but now can fully appreciate the tangible difference these funds make to patient outcomes and experience. Thank you for your support!