On October 4th, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way, will be held with thousands of fundraisers around the world walking to benefit The Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
My family and I have registered to walk together and to support this world class institute in memory of our beloved Judy who passed away on October 27, 2019. Judy was a patient receiving continuous treatment and care at Dana Farber from the time she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in January 2005 until her passing.
The doctors, nurses and support staff that we encountered at Dana Farber over her almost 15 years of treatment were outstanding. We were truly blessed to be dealing with this terrible disease in a world class setting with a professional, caring and compassionate medical team at our side.
Over the past few months I have begun a daily walking program that I try to complete each day. My walk entails 5 “loops” along the roadways within Forest Edge and measures 4 miles when completed. On October 4th , Team Christensen, in support of the Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way campaign will attempt to complete this 4 mile walk. On the walk, I will be joined by my son, daughter, their spouses and five of my six grandchildren. My 6th grandchild, a freshman at the University of Vermont will be joining the team virtually and will be walking at least 4 miles with several of his friends in Burlington, Vermont.
In closing, I would like to express my thanks for your friendship and support over the past year. It has been a difficult transition for me but I know that Judy’s energy and spirit remain in our hearts, thoughts and memories and will be with us always.
Thanks so much
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!