Before my friend Diane Brewster died of ovarian cancer at age 55, she left clear marching orders for the many loved ones who would survive her: to carry on the important work she began in her final months to help ensure that other women with this devastating diagnosis would have a better outcome than she did.
Although I think often of all the things Diane has missed by dying way too young, I also know how proud she'd be of the difference Team Diane has made over the last decade. And yet, of course, our celebration of this important milestone is indeed bittersweet. Instead of an all-out ten-year reunion to honor her in 2020, we will each be walking alone this year, carrying our memories of Diane in our hearts, but not across a finish line in Boston.
When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dr. Ursula Matulonis and her team of researchers at Dana-Farber. It’s a legacy that meant the world to Diane, one I’m honored to help her carry on.