My favorite day of the year is right around the corner! On Sunday, October 4th, for the twenty fifth year in a row, I will walk the full 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I look forward to it every year and this year is no exception! Although I will probably be sore and tired after the walk, it is a small price to pay for raising money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute!
I get chills thinking about the start in Hopkinton. The entire day is such a powerful experience. Many people stand along the side of the road to cheer us on. On the backs of many of the walkers are team names - some include pictures of people, some are sayings, but all are in honor or in memory of someone who has fought or is fighting cancer. It reminds me why I do this - it reminds me that I am making a difference in the fight against cancer!
As in past years, I walk in honor of my daughter Elizabeth who was diagnosed with Leukemia a month shy of her third birthday. She is now 28 and continues to remain cancer free so it is with celebration that I walk! It is for Elizabeth and all the other kids and adults that I walk; those who have made it and those who have not, hoping that someday everyone will survive cancer.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!