I am participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, and I hope I can count on your support for Dana Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund walk campaign.
When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting what makes Dana-Farber so special. It's not just a hospital and not just a research institute, but a place where truly exceptional people come together to provide cutting-edge care and research that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
When I got the news that I had cancer, so many things went through my head - gratitude for my health insurance, for sure, but also gratitude that I had landed in what we thought was the best possible place to get care.
The last 30 months have given me more appreciation of the care team that makes this place work - the neurosurgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists and technicians, the nurses, and also the dedicated and cheerful support staff , and always the volunteers wearing their "I'm a survivor" pins. I have watched the way these care teams look after patients young, old and in between, and make this journey just a little bit easier.
COVID brought this teamwork into even sharper focus.
Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Your support helps me express my gratitude, and helps Dana Farber be there for others like me, and especially for children.
Together, we can help Dana Farber advance the treatment of cancers like those which have taken so many of our family members and friends. That is a really worthwhile goal!