On Sunday, October 3, I will be walking in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. This year, the walk won’t take place in Boston along the marathon route. Instead, I’ll be making my own route around Wayland. I've pledged to raise funds that will support critical cancer research and innovative pediatric and adult patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
As you all know, my family experienced the absolutely incredible care at Dana Farber during my mom's battle with cancer. Her doctors and nurses became like family to her during those incredibly challenging years and I will forever be grateful for their expertise, commitment and compassion. And in the past few years, two families in our community have received cancer diagnoses for their elementary school children. One of them, Ellie Levine, is completing year two of her treatment at the Jimmy Fund while the other, Chloe Marzilli is just beginning her journey there. Chloe is undergoing treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma. All funds raised by my team will go to Dr. Loren Walensky's research focused on RMS. I walk in memory of my mom and in honor of these two badass girls!!
Please join me in the fight against cancer by considering a contribution toward my fundraising efforts.