I am participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
My story starts 9 years ago when my husband Bob was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma. After having a kidney removed in 2012 and hoping for the best we found out in 2013 it had spread and he was stage IV. We were one of the lucky ones. Our local oncologist referred us to Dr Toni Choueiri at Dana Farber.
At that initial meeting the medium survival time was 2 years, given Bob's general health we hoped for 5 years. Dr. Choueiri and his team gave us 8! There were struggles in those 8 years but there was also a lot of living. Thanks to people like you that donate and give life to much needed research people like Bob can have not only years they were not expecting but quality in those years!
Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can conquer cancer!