Two years ago I joined Team Todd to raise money for the Jimmy Fund, specifically for Dr. Loren Walensky's research for Rhabdomyosarcoma. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare pediatric muscle cancer and Dr. Walensky is the premier researcher.
Team Todd was started in memory of someone who was very dear to my heart. Todd Schwartz touched many, and if you were lucky enough to have known him, it is certain he had you laughing out loud on more than one occasion. Todd was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma when he was a senior in High School. He fought a courageous battle and fought not only for himself, but for all of the kids at the Jimmy Fund. He was selfless and compassionate. He started many initiatives to help improve the lives of kids with Cancer. He started the music library at the Jimmy Fund, had the idea to bring kids with terminal Cancer on trips to Spring Training for the Red Sox, and spoke at the State House in support of the Jimmy Fund Licence Plates we see on cars today. Todd lost his battle to this rare disease, so it's our turn to carry on his legacy and do what we can to end this disease.
I couldn't complete the Jimmy Fund walk two years ago due to medical reasons. I have never felt at peace with that. Since then my sense of urgency to continue to raise money for Team Todd has only increased.
Please join me in my effort to support the Jimmy Fund and raise money for Dr. Loren Walenksy’s research of Rhabdomyosarcoma.