Our mother, Dana Cohen, is the strongest and most courageous person in each of our lives. Every day her resilience and determination inspires us. Unfortunately, our mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This was a shock to our entire family as Dana lives a very healthy lifestyle which has always included eating right and daily exercise. However, despite the diagnosis, her brave decision was to fight and attack the cancer . Each day is a new battle whether mental or physical. During the Covid Lockdown, she started her first 6-month course of chemotherapy/ immunotherapy and is regaining her strength every day preparing for her next battle. During Dana’s treatment, her brother and our uncle, Erik Burns, was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Even with a low chance of recovery, the choice to fight was obvious for Erik. With the support of our entire family and friends, Erik fought valiantly and bravely with the shared support of his sister, Dana. However, despite his tremendous fight, the cancer had spread too much, and he passed away in December. His fight and life will not be forgotten but cherished in each of our lives as he inspires us to achieve our dreams and let nothing stand in our way.
To prevent these tragic losses of loved ones in our lives, the heroic doctors need funds in order to provide new research and treatments to save lives. As a family, we will be raising money for cancer research and walking in the Jimmy Fund Marathon to support our mother, Dana Cohen, and in memory of our uncle, Erik Burns. Anything helps to save a life whether it is a donation, spreading awareness, or supporting those in need. From our family and the other families in similar situations, we cannot thank you enough for showing your support. F**K YOU CANCER!
Henry, Libby and Gus
We are participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk 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 research and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!