I am blown away by the support - emotional, logistical, and financial - that we have received so far. From Dana Farber and from our friends and family ... we have leaned hard and you all have been so gracious.
I have wanted to do the Jimmy Fund walk since well before I got sick. Years ago I did the Susan G Komen 3 Day walk - which was an amazing experience but hard on my feet. (60 miles in 3 days!) Later, I learned about the Jimmy Fund walk, and it's as close as I'll ever get to running the Boston Marathon. It is the only sanctioned event that uses the full Marathon course.
There is a low fundraising minimum for this event, but it makes a HUGE impact. In 2018, it was the second biggest fundraiser for Dana Farber (second only to the Pan Mass Challenge). It raises about $8 million annually, and this is my chance to add some more drops into the bucket.
This is my chance to give back to DFCI. We've organized a team of walkers - and I know we'll have many laughs along the course route. Please join us in walking, in giving, or in cheering us on! Thank you!